Match Info

Date: 28/07/2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: United Park

Officials

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Drogheda United - St Patrick's Athletic

Christy Fagan's first-half strike proved decisive at United Park as St Pat's took a big step towards safety and plunged rock-bottom Drogheda closer to the drop.

In a lively start, recent signings Sean Russell and Chris Mulhall both tried their luck from long range for the Drogs without success but the home side were lucky not to concede after three minutes.

Killian Brennan, who left his home-town club recently to return to Richmond Park, lofted a corner kick to the edge of the 18-yard box, from where Kurtis Byrne shot off the crossbar.

Coming up to the 13-minute mark, Pat's gifted their hosts a great opening when Lee Desmond presented the ball to Thomas Byrne, who scuffed his shot into the hands of Conor O'Malley.

Immediately, Drogheda had another let-off when Conan Byrne attacked the right flank and crossed for Christy Fagan to hit the bar.

However, within seconds the same combination struck for the opening goal as Byrne centred for Fagan to apply an easy finish.

Drogheda rolled up their sleeves as they desperately sought an equaliser, but in the remaining half-hour in the first period they failed to create a single opening and the visitors almost put the result beyond doubt just before the break when Conan Byrne's floated header was stopped on the line by Drogs centre-half Lloyd Buckley.



The interval came at a good time for the basement side and on the restart they had more possession in the final third, but O'Malley remained untested by the hour mark as Russell fired over the bar from distance.

Fagan had an opportunity to settle it on 68 minutes when Kurtis Byrne picked him out in the six-yard area but the striker headed weakly into the hands of McGuinness.

Then it was the two Byrnes who combined, with Kurtis teeing up Conan. He fired straight at McGuinness from inside the six-yard box.

There was an anxious moment for Pats fans on 76 minutes when Drogheda won a free kick 25 yards out on the right and Russell's whipped left-footer almost caught out O'Malley at his near post.

And right at the death Adam Wixted's piledriver was tipped onto the bar by the keeper to deny Drogheda an equaliser.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 3rd 2017LeagueDrogheda United2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 17th 2015LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
October, 10th 2014LeagueDrogheda United2St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
April, 21st 2014LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 30th 2009LeagueDrogheda United1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 19th 2009LeagueDrogheda United1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
November, 14th 2008LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
May, 16th 2008LeagueDrogheda United2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
November, 10th 2007Under21Drogheda United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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
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
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
October, 16th 2015LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Drogheda United1REPORT
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