Match Report

Match Info

Date: 16/09/2005
Competition: League
Venue: United Park

Home Team

Connor; Lynch, Gavin, Gartland, Webb; Fahey, Keegan(Rooney 84), Riistia(Bernard 57), Robinson; Malcolm(Leech 67), O'Brien.

Away Team

Ryan; Prenderville, Caffrey, Frost; Brennan, Maher, Reilly, O'Connor(Donnelly 87); Foley, M.(Maguire 90); Armstrong, Larsen(Doyle 34).


Referee: P McKeon
Assistants: C Delaney & C Fitzgerald
4th Official: J Feighery

Goal Scorers

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Drogheda United 1 - St Patrick's Athletic 1

Winger Shane Robinson grabbed a late, late leveller for Drogheda United to deny St Patrick's Athletic a first win in eight games at United Park on Friday night.

The former Shamrock Rovers winger pounced on a mistake by Saints defender Barry Prenderville in the last minute to haul Paul Doolin's side level at the death.

Struggling Saints had looked set for a rare win when substitute Robbie Doyle fired them in front on 76 minutes.

Doyle, a first half substitute for Norwegian front man Glen Atle Larsen, got on the end of an Ian Maher cross-cum-shot to divert the ball to Dan Connor's net, stunning the home crowd into silence.

But Saints were again on the wrong end of a late sucker punch goal (this was the second time in a week they conceded in injury time) when Robinson fired Drogheda level at the death.

It would probably have been an injustice had Drogheda failed to take something from the game, as visiting keeper Barry Ryan made two top-drawer saves to deny former Saint Keith Fahey and Mark Leech, while the home side also had one loud penalty appeal turned down when Declan O'Brien was felled inside the area.