Sunday 22 October 2017

Drogheda fire blanks in Dalymount stalemate

Bohemians   0   Drogheda United 0

Bohemians manager Keith Long during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Bray Wanderers and Bohemians at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
Bohemians manager Keith Long during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Bray Wanderers and Bohemians at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile

Drogheda United drew a blank in front of goal for the fifth match on the spin but can be reasonably satisfied as they frustrated Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

With two of the lowest scoring side in the league coming face to face it was never going to be a thriller as Pete Mahon’s visitors dug out a third successive scoreless draw.

A dour first half was finally brought to life on 20 minutes by Drogheda’s Adam Wixted. The winger raced away on the counter to play Marc Griffin in on goal, but he was denied by Shane Supple.

Wixted then turned smartly to work Supple again with a crisp shot following a 33rd minute corner.

Another corner caused Bohs problems in first half stoppage-time as skipper Derek Pender headed off the line from Jake Hyland’s hooked shot.

Far better after the break, Bohemians’ Fuad Sule, Keith Ward and Dinny Corcoran all had chances before the hour mark as the home side pressed.

Drogheda then hung on in time added on, with Colm Deasy heading off the line from Corcoran, before sub Philly Gannon had a goal-bound shot blocked.

Bohemians – Supple; Pender, Cornwall, Byrne, Morris; Poynton, Sule, Brennan (Gannon 71), Fitzgerald (Simon 81); Ward; Corcoran.

Drogheda United – McGuinness; Deasy, Gallagher, McGuigan, Dunne; Wixted, Hyland (Masterson 68), S. Brennan, McEvoy, G. Brennan; Griffin (Byrne 78).

Ref – L Evans (Wales)

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