Drogheda rooted to bottom of the table
DROGHEDA Town remain rooted to the bottom of Division 1 with no points from five games following this heavy defeat at Station Road on Friday evening.
Pete Brennan's side were left shell-shocked as Newbridge came out of the blocks considerably quicker and stormed into a 3-0 lead in the space of 10 minutes.
In between the visitors did get forward on a couple of occasions and Stevie Campbell threatened, but Drogheda didn't get enough players forward in support when he needed it.
Coming up to the half-hour mark Newbridge added to their tally with a fine strike from a free kick 25 yards out, and having got to half-time without conceding any more goals it was a damage limitation exercise for Drogheda after that.
Still, they were unable to prevent Newbridge scoring a fifth goal from a corner kick which was headed past keeper Bryan Smith at the back post.
Padraig McDonagh pulled a goal back for the visitors with a superlative strike, catching the Newbridge netminder slightly off his line from some 35 yards out, but that was only a temporary reprieve and Drogheda had Kevin Bull sent off for a second bookable offence before Newbridge made it six 10 minutes from time.
Drogheda have home advantage for their next league match against Glenville this Friday. Kick-off is 7.45pm at Marian Park.
DROGHEDA TOWN: Bryan Smith, Andy Hickey (Barry Dyas), Stephen McDonnell (Keith Boyle), JP Rooney, Kevin Bull, Chris McDonnell, Tadhg O'Brien (Danny Coyle), Richard Gibney, Allan Connor, Padraig McDonagh, Stevie Campbell.
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