THE lights went out at Hunky Dory Park last night due to a power cut in the area causing clash between Drogheda United and Bohemians to be abandoned at half-time with the visitors leading 1-0.
It will cause great frustration to Gypsies boss Pat Fenlon, as his side deserved its advantage at half-time when the lights went out due to a failure of an ESB fuse box just outside the stadium.
Referee Anthony Buttimer gave the ground staff and electricians 45 minutes to rectify the situation, but was forced to call the game off at 9.20. The crowd could not be informed of the decision, as the PA system was out of action.
Paddy Madden's 31st-minute header from Mark Quigley's cross gave the champions a deserved lead during a first half in which the Dubliners were in control.
Bohs had owned possession throughout and had looked set to deliver another three points in the title race.
Sligo Rovers won the Connacht derby clash with Galway United 3-0 at The Showgrounds.
Stunning first-half goals from Joseph Ndo and John Dillon pushed the home side into a commanding half-time lead, and Padraig Amond wrapped up the win 10 minutes into the second half by converting an Ndo cross.
The hosts were forced to play 40 minutes of the second half with 10 men as captain Danny Ventre was harshly sent off for a second bookable offence.
Of Sligo's goals, Ndo's was the pick of the bunch. He opened the scoring with a spectacular finish on 25 minutes.
The former Cameroon international picked up a pass from Iarfhlaith Davoren and skillfully made space for himself before curling a shot into the bottom corner.