Guy helps keep Saints' European dream alive
Drogheda United 0
St Patrick's Athletic 3
St Patrick's Athletic secured their first league win since August 23 to keep alive their hopes of playing in Europe next season.
Ryan Guy put the Saints ahead on 14 minutes, arriving at the back post to head Derek Doyle's dipping corner in off the crossbar.
A second was inevitable and it came in the 59th minute as Danny North nodded the ball past Robbie Duggan after the 'keeper had parried Doyle's initial effort.
Drogheda's Eric McGill was shown a straight red card after a reckless two-footed lunge on North and five minutes from time Gareth O'Connor made it 3-0.
Drogheda Utd -- Duggan, McGill, McNally, Harris, Haro (Osborne 73); Meenan, Daly (Brennan 69), Crowley, Fitzpatrick (McNamara 79); McMahon, Flood.
St Patrick's Athletic -- Rogers, Lynch, Kenna, Haverty, Bermingham; McAllister (Stewart 82), O'Connor (O'Brien 88), Mulcahy, Doyle; Guy, North (P Byrne 88).
Ref -- T Connolly (Dublin).