Griffin's late winner snatches Bohs win
Drogheda 0 Bohemians 1
Published 04/04/2015 | 02:30
A controversial sending off and a questionable penalty decision proved the major talking points but Mark Griffin's winner sealed the points for Bohemians.
With just three minutes left, Griffin was played in by fellow sub Kealan Dillon and the former Dundalk man dinked his effort over Micheal Schlingermann to win the game for 10 man Bohs.
Former Drogheda defender Derek Prendergast saw two yellows and then red in a crazy three-minute spell in the first half. First, the Bohs centre-half was booked for hauling down Daryl Kavanagh as the striker ran in on goal.
Moments later, when it appeared Cathal Brady had been upended by Lorcan Fitzgerald, referee Paul McLaughlin issued Prendergast with a second yellow in an apparent case of mistaken identity.
Then in time added on at the end of the first half, Anto Murphy was judged to have fouled Stephen Maher, however Daryl Kavanagh's spot-kick was well saved by Bohs keeper Dean Delany.
Drogheda's best chances were restricted to long-range efforts before Griffin broke claret and blue hearts late on.
Drogheda: Schlingermann; Daly, Byrne, Buckley, Gorman; Maher, Hughes (Dunne, 67), Scott (Brennan,56), Duffy, Walshe; Kavanagh.
Bohemians: Delany; Pender, Lopes, Prendergast, Fitzgerald; Buckley, Murphy, Creevy, Kavanagh; Evans (Dillon, 84), Kelly (Griffin, 78).
Referee: P McLaughlin.