Match Info

Date: 12/05/2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: Anthony Buttimer
Assistant 1: Mark Gavin
Assistant 2: Michelle O'Neill
Fourth Official: Alan Carey

St Patrick's Athletic - Drogheda United

Goals from captain Ian Bermingham and Kurtis Byrne, on target for the third successive match, earned St Patrick's a first win in six games.

Such is the congestion at the foot of the table, the much needed victory for Liam Buckley's side lifts them off the bottom and out of the relegation zone up to eighth place.

With much welcome rain adding zip to the surface, St Pat's starting positively as Christy Fagan shot wide on five minutes after Kurtis Byrne cut back a deep cross from Darragh Markey.

And the Inchicore side were deservedly ahead from a training ground free kick routine two minutes later.

Conan Byrne's delivery from the right found the run of left-back Ian Bermingham, ghosting in on the far side. The skipper planted his low left foot shot past keeper Stephen McGuinness into the bottom corner of the net for a well-taken first goal of the season.

Maintaining their high tempo, St Pat's created a further chance on 12 minutes. Fagan got free down the left to cross with Conan Byrne shooting narrowly wide at the back post.

Minutes later McGuinness had to rescue Drogheda with a fine instinctive parry save as Markey let fly from inside the box.

And the oneway traffic just continued. Fagan was off target after a scramble from a corner before McGuinness got down well to save a drive from Kurtis Byrne.

The out-of-sorts Fagan shot wide again on 26 minutes after Conan Byrne spun Ciaran McGuigan to cross as Drogheda just couldn't get a foothold in the game.

Pete Mahon's side finally relieved the pressure on the half hour with Jake Hyland just not getting enough purchase on his header from Gareth McCaffrey's cross as Conor O'Malley gathered.

McGuinness then had to be there again at the other end with the stop of the half right on the break. Picked out by the impressive Markey's diagonal ball, Kurtis Byrne cut inside a defender only to see his shot pushed over the top by the busy visiting keeper.

The Drogheda keeper was beaten for a second time, though, two minutes after the interval.

Delightful skill by 19-year-old Markey on the left saw him beat a man before threading a sublime ball through for Kurtis Byrne who swept home off his right foot for an outstanding goal.

Drogheda continued to struggle to get into the game. McCaffrey was booked for dissent after not being awarded a penalty on 58 minutes after he'd gone to ground under O'Malley's challenge just inside the box.

Visiting skipper Luke Gallagher saw a speculative shot from distance go wide late on as St Patrick's eased to a comfortable win.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
November, 19th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Bray Wanderers0REPORT
November, 4th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers0REPORT
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
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August, 25th 2017FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Galway United2REPORT
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August, 8th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Firhouse Clover1REPORT
July, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
November, 25th 2017Under15Athlone Town2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
November, 19th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Bray Wanderers0REPORT
November, 4th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers0REPORT
October, 27th 2017LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 12th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Drogheda United0REPORT
March, 3rd 2017LeagueDrogheda United2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
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July, 17th 2015LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 20th 2015LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Drogheda United2REPORT
October, 10th 2014LeagueDrogheda United2St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
June, 2nd 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic6Drogheda United0REPORT
April, 21st 2014LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
August, 2nd 2013LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Drogheda United0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 27th 2017LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
September, 22nd 2017LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT