Tuesday 11 December 2018

Dundalk's rich vein of form continues in front of two of their famous old boys

DUNDALK 2 GALWAY UNITED 0

Patrick McEleney
Patrick McEleney
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Ireland internationals Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan paid a visit and saw their old team-mates secure a comfortable win as they fine tuned ahead of their big European date next month.

After thumping wins against Drogheda United and Finn Harps, Galway United were the latest side to be swept aside by the Lilywhites in a fixture brought forward because of Dundalk’s upcoming Champions League commitments.

Norwegian giants Rosenborg sent a scouting team scouting team to watch their Champions League opponents in action Oriel Park and yet this was not a game that would have given them too much to take home, with Dundalk in control from the off and sealing the win with goals from Dane Massey and Patrick McEleney.

In what was a mis-match from the off, the opening goal was always likely to go to Dundalk, with Michael Duffy claiming an assist for Massey's opener after 15 minutes.

Galway rarely threatened and once McEleney fired home the second after 57 minutes following a scramble in the box, the game was up for the visitors.

DUNDALK – Rogers; Gannon, Hoare, Barrett, Massey; Shields, Benson; Duffy (Mountney71), McEleney, McGrath(Stewart84); McMillan (Kilduff 69).

GALWAY UNITED – Winn; Horgan, Folan, Grace, Ludden; Sinnott, Byrne; Shanahan (Murray 71), Melody (Conway 87), Devaney; Faherty (McCormack 87).

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