Tuesday 21 November 2017

Galway hit for century as 10-man Drogs turn the table

Galway United 1 Drogheda United 2

Cian O'Connell

GALWAY UNITED'S grim campaign reached a new low on Saturday night as they passed a century of goals conceded, despite an improved performance against Drogheda United.

Galway grabbed a rare lead goal when Alan Murphy chipped them ahead with a crafty 66th-minute strike, but Drogheda summoned a feisty response.

Substitute Daniel Corcoran headed a Tiernan Mulvenna cross past John Egan on 73 -- the 100th goal the hapless Tribesmen have conceded this season -- before the drama continued to unfold as Drogheda defender Alan McNally was red-carded two minutes later for a foul on Mikey Gilmore.

Unperturbed, Drogheda ploughed on defiantly nicking an 80th-minute winner as a Dave Rogers cross was headed into his own net by Sean Kelly.

Galway United -- Egan; S Kelly, Browne, Walsh, Sinnott; Kim (Eduardo 33), Ryan, Murphy, G Kelly (Son 81); Sibanda, Gilmore.

Drogheda United -- Trimble; Gaul, McNally, Rogers, Hand; Fitzgerald (Dolan 72), Lynch, McMahon (Quigley 68), Brennan; Mulvenna, White (Corcoran 68).

REF -- P Sutton (Clare).

Bosnia & H'zegovina U-19 2

iRELAND U-19 0

IRELAND'S U-19 team manager Paul Doolin admitted his side were outplayed for long periods by Bosnia and Herzegovina in Saturday's defeat, which leaves them needing to beat Russia tomorrow for UEFA qualification to be assured.

"We were flagging towards the end and I have to say we lost to the better side on the day," Doolin said.

There are a number of permutations in tomorrow's final games but Ireland need to beat Russia as Bulgaria could still leapfrog them for second place.

Ireland -- McDermott (Arsenal); Barker (Bohs), Byrne (Notts Forest), McHugh (Dundalk), Williams (Aston Villa); Carruthers (Aston Villa), O'Sullivan (Blackburn Rovers), Garmston (West Brom); Murray (Watford), C Smith (Watford), Forde (Wolves). Subs: G Smith (Southend) for McHugh (63), Burke (Aston Villa) for C Smith (71), George (Celtic) for Carruthers (77).

Irish Independent

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