Brennan gives wasteful Bohs edge
Bohemians did just enough to win their third away league game in a row, but they were made to work for it.
When Killian Brennan fired the Gypsies ahead on 30 minutes, it looked like the floodgates would open, but a gutsy Drogheda effort thereafter denied them an easy ride.
Roving from his left-sided berth, the Drogheda native cut in from the right and moved across a static home defence before thrashing past Steven Trimble off his left peg.
After he cracked another shot off the upright only minutes later the signs looked ominous for the Boynesiders.
But missed opportunities from Stephen Traynor and Robert Bayly shortly after the break gave way to a period of Drogs pressure. Alas, they lacked the decisiveness to seize the moment.
Anto Flood came close in the 65th, but he headed Brennan's corner just over and Brennan himself almost bagged a second 13 minutes from time.
Drogheda Utd -- Trimble; Nolan, McNally, Ekanem, Hand; Gannon, McCrossan (Flynn 56), Quigley (Skelly 49), O'Brien; Hanaphy, Freeman (Corcoran 78).
Bohemians -- O'Connor; Heary, Burns, Price, O'Brien; Buckley, Rossiter, Bayly, Brennan; Flood, Traynor (Forrester 90).
Ref -- P Tuite (Dublin)