Monday 22 January 2018

McGlynn pounces for winner

With both sides in their own precarious positions, it was Bohemians who took the spoils in a tight affair in Drogheda.

The home side have now lost six on the bounce and will play out the season with little to look forward to save for a relegation dogfight. It was Drogheda who went for the jugular straight from the off with Glen Fitzpatrick's shot demanding a fine save from Chris O'Connor after Darragh McNamara had put him through.

Bohemians' fans, who were in Louth for the second time in four days following their sides' triumphant visit to Dundalk on Friday, were almost rewarded in the eighth minute -- Aaron Greene shooting just wide of Robert Duggan's goal after a neat touch in the box.

Jason Byrne was full of running and the veteran forward was seeing plenty of early ball. On 16 minutes he watched his first shot on goal trail tamely wide but six minutes later he almost bagged a cracker.

After bringing down Mark Quigley's cross-field ball his shot on the turn from the angle of the box almost landed in the top corner but sailed tantalisingly wide.

It was the Phibsboro outfit who had most of the opportunities in a lively first half and right on the whistle a Ken Oman header from Paul Keegan's free-kick was deflected just left of Duggan's post.

Ronan McEnteggart came close for the home side in the 58th minute but the crucial strike sailed right of O'Connor and wide.

In a game where stalemate seemed an increasingly likely outcome, Gareth McGlynn stole in to the score the decisive goal 13 minutes from time. Conor Powell let fly from the left and the long ball caught Yael Haro napping. McGlynn was at hand to finish it off after controlling well off his chest.

Drogheda Utd -- Duggan, McGill, McNally, Daly, Haro; Meenan (Metondo 85), Brennan, Crowley, McEnteggart (Sinnott 73); Fitzpatrick, McNamara (Flood 69).

Bohemians - O'Connor, Heary, Shelley, Oman, Powell; McGlynn, Cronin, Keegan, Quigley (Brennan 69); Greene, Byrne (Madden 66).

REF - P Tuite (Dublin)

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