Flood brace sinks Drogs
GALWAY UTD 3 DROGHEDA UTD 1
Being resolute at Terryland Park is one of Galway's 2010 missions, and last night's tussle with Drogheda ended with a satisfying success.
Monday's home loss to Dundalk ensured Galway were under pressure to eke out a positive result, and they thundered into the contest. Only two minutes had elapsed when Anto Flood's volley from the edge of the Drogheda area curled beyond goalkeeper Paul Murphy.
Galway controlled the remainder of the first half, and a second goal arrived in the 24th minute as Drogheda allowed the locals work a short corner. Stephen O'Donnell found Bobby Ryan, and his cross found Rhys Meynell, who made no mistake. Flood put Galway three clear on 51 minutes following a clever Karl Sheppard pass.
The visitors' Eric McGill was dismissed on a second yellow card after hauling down O'Donnell on 53 minutes, but they still managed to grab a consolation goal three minutes later as John Flood's centre found Corey Treacy, who crashed a header into the net.
Galway United -- Barry Ryan; Conneely, Synott, McKenzie, Meynell; Bobby Ryan (O'Brien, 62), Foley, O'Donnell, Creaney; Flood (Molloy, 81), Sheppard.
Drogheda United -- Murphy; King, Treacy, McNally, Kendrick; Daly (Brennan, 22, Harris, 84), E McGill, O'Connor, B McGill; Duffy (Smith, 71), Flood.
Ref -- T Connolly (Dublin).