Date Time League Season
9 September 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

10 man St Patrick’s Athletic beat Drogheda away

10-man Pat’s extended their unbeaten league run to seven games as they defeated Drogheda United tonight.

The only goal of the game came in the 70th minute; a free-floated into the box was nodded on by Joe Redmond and powerfully headed home by substitute Mark Doyle.

Eoin Doyle also had a penalty saved by Drogs keeper Colin McCabe in the sixth minute and Anto Breslin received a straight red in the 23rd minute. Chris Forrester made it 2-0 late on from the spot.

It was a first half of few chances but there were some talking points. In the fifth minute Evan Weir was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box from Serge Atakayi’s shot. It looked extremely harsh on the defender. Up stepped Eoin Doyle but Drogs keeper Colin McCabe brought off an excellent save. 

Atakayi hit a shot that McCabe saved in the 13th minute. Pat’s were on top but Drogs were able to hold them with McCabe solid in between the posts. 

Pat’s were reduced to 10 men in the 23rd minute when Anto Breslin was sent off after he reacted to a foul by Luke Heeney. It was harsh on the defender.

The home side began to come more into the game. Darragh Nugent had their best chance of the half in the 35th minute but his drive just went inches wide. 

 Eoin Doyle should’ve done better with his effort in the 51st minute after Atakayi played a low ball into the box. Dayle Rooney brought a fine save out of Pat’s keeper Danny Rogers in the 56th minute. 

Down the other end Atakayi put his effort over the bar in the 61st minute. Eoin Doyle also had a chance minutes later but the deadlock was finally broken in the 70th minute by former Drogs player Mark Doyle.

Cotter had to turn Adam Foley’s cross over his bar in the 82nd minute as Drogs went in search of an equaliser. In stoppage time substitute Owolabi was fouled and Forrester put away the penalty.

  • 94'

    Forrester scores from the spot

  • 94'

    Penalty for Pats. Owolabi fouled

  • 92'

    Barry Cotter is booked

  • 89'

    Harry Brockbank is booked

  • 88'

    Atakayi is on

  • 88'

    Owolabi is on

  • 72'

    Darragh Nugent off

  • 72'

    Chris Lyons on

  • 80'

    Drogs looking for an equaliser but lots of St. Pat's players back to defend

  • 76'

    Poynton is off

  • 76'

    Dane Massey on for Drogs

  • 75'

    Eoin Doyle is off

  • 75'

    Jamie Lennon on for Pat's

  • 71'

    A free was nodded back by Joe Redmond and headed home by sub Mark Doyle

  • 70'

    Mark Doyle scores against his former side

  • 69'

    Dayle Rooney is off

  • 69'

    Ryan Brennan is on

  • 68'

    The injured Dylan Grimes goes off

  • 68'

    Adam Foley is on

  • 66'

    Dylan Grimes is down injured at the moment

  • 64'

    Barry Cotter has been a huge difference since he's been introduced

  • 61'

    Atakayi puts his effort over the bar

  • 60'

    Drogs are pressing now

  • 56'

    Dayle Rooney brings a fine save out of Danny Rogers

  • 55'

    Adam O'Reilly is booked

  • 51'

    Low ball in from Atakayi to Eoin Doyle, he found space but his shot goes wide. Poor effort

  • 49'

    Dylan Grimes with a chance but it's off target

  • 47'

    Barry Cotter nearly makes an instant impact but Nugent puts in a terrific tackle

  • 46'

    Timmermans goes off

  • 46'

    Mark Doyle is on

  • 46'

    Sam Curtis off

  • 46'

    Barry Cotter is on for Pat's

  • 45'

    Half-time here. A half of few chances but some talking points.

  • 43'

    Some good defending from Sam Curtis

  • 35'

    Darragh Nugent's effort just goes wide. Drogs best chance of the game

  • 35'

    Joe Redmond is booked

  • 34'

    Good strike from Adam O'Reilly but McCabe is down to save.

  • 33'

    Drogheda are getting more into this game

  • 30'

    Evan Weir with a cross but it's gathered by Danny Rogers

  • 23'

    Anto Breslin is sent off. Reaction to a decision that went against him. He pushed Luke Heeney. It seemed very harsh by referee Sean Grant

  • 21'

    Pat's on top but Drogs holding them well

  • 15'

    Darragh Markey is booked

  • 13'

    McCabe makes a fine save from Atakayi

  • 6'

    McCabe saves Eoin Doyle's penalty. Excellent from the Drogs keeper

  • 5'

    Colin McCabe gets booked

  • 5'

    Evan Weir is harshly adjudged to have handled the ball and it's a penalty to St. Pat's

  • 1'

    There was a bit of a delay due to flares on the field

  • Drogs go into this game having lost 2-0 away to Sligo while Pat's defeated Finn Harps 2-1 at Richmond Park

  • It's 2 wins for St. Pat's over Drogs this season. The first game ended in a 1-1 draw

  • Drogheda Utd's team is in. Keith Cowan is out through injury but the good news is Ryan Brennan is on the bench.

  • Deniese O'Flaherty here for Final Whistle's coverage of Drogheda Utd v St. Pat's

Drogheda Utd

1Colin McCabe Goalkeeper 6'
3Evan Weir Defender
4Andrew Quinn Defender
7Darragh Markey Midfielder 15'
8Gary Deegan Midfielder
10Dylan Grimes 11 Midfielder
16Dayle Rooney 19 Midfielder
17Dean Williams Forward
21Luke Heeney Midfielder
24Darragh Nugent 9 Midfielder
26George Poynton 14 Midfielder
1Lee Steacy Goalkeeper
9Chris Lyons 24 Forward
10Darragh Noone Midfielder
11Adam Foley 10 Forward
14Dane Massey 26 Defender
16Stevan Stanic-Floody Forward
19Ryan Brennan 16 Midfielder
20Emre Topcu Midfielder
41Fiachra Pagel Goalkeeper

St. Pat's Ath

21Danny Rogers Goalkeeper
4Joe Redmond Defender 35'
7Serge Atakayi 45 Forward
8Chris Forrester Midfielder 90+4'
9Eoin Doyle 6 Forward
12Harry Brockbank Defender 89'
16Adam O’Reilly Midfielder 55'
19Anto Breslin Defender 23'
22Sam Curtis 2 Defender
25Thijs Timmermans 14 Midfielder
2Barry Cotter 22 Defender 90+2'
6Jamie Lennon 9 Midfielder
10Ronan Coughlan Forward
11Jason McClelland Forward
14Mark Doyle 25 Forward 70'
15Billy King Forward
18Ben McCormack Midfielder
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
45Babatunde Owolabi 7 Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 22)
3 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Drogheda United

(Round 14)
0 - 4
LOI Men's Premier Division
United Park

Drogheda United v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Round 8)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Drogheda United

(Series 29)
0 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
United Park

Drogheda United v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 21)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Drogheda United

(Series 11)
3 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
United Park

Drogheda United v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 2)
2 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Drogheda United


United Park
United Park, Cross Lane, Fair Gate, The Borough District of Drogheda, County Louth, Leinster, A92DKR0, Ireland

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