FAI R1
Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 10, 2018
Venue: United Park
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Chris Lyons 23' -
Peno Scored: 23'


Red: 22'
- Lee Grace 22'

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90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers.

90' + 3'

Substitution

Lee Duffy replaces Chris Lyons for Drogheda United.

89'

Minimum of four added minutes here.

88'

Lopes on the right crosses into the box, Armstrong rises highest but heads over the bar.

87'

Yellow Card

Roberto Lopes is booked for Shamrock Rovers.

85'

Drogheda almost win it. Kelly gets a corner clear, played up to Lyons. He plays in Manley who breaks down the right. Hondermarck surges forward in support through the middle. Manley cut it across the box looking for Hondermarck but sliding, he doesn't connect properly and hits it wide. 

79'

Substitution

Sinclair Armstrong replaces Joel Coustrain for Shamrock Rovers.

73'

Dillon finds space 25 yards out and hits a low drive with his right but it cannons back off the post. Falls to Lyons, he looks to bend it to the far post but his effort is blocked.

71'

Hondermarck breaking forward again, plays it to Deasy on the right. Deasy drills it across the box but there's nobody there. Kane picks up the second ball, cuts inside into the six yard box and shoots from close range but is denied by Mannus.

67'

Substitution

Brandon Miele replaces Sam Bone for Shamrock Rovers.

66'

Substitution

Kealan Dillon replaces Richie Purdy for Drogheda United.



61'

Almost a superb goal by Aaron Greene. Mazy run in the box beats a number of Drogheda players, stays on his feet but his shot hits the side netting. 

59'

Kane on the left plays a loop ball to the edge of the box, Deasy, forward from the back connects but can't keep his effort down. 

53'

Drogheda almost create an opening as Doyle breaks on the left, plays it inside to Hyland. Hyland's touch is too heavy though and Rovers win it back as he looked to play in Lyons, who looked to have a free run in at the back post. 

49'

Another chance for Rovers as Sean Kavanagh's long range effort looks to be dipping but doesn't worry Skinner, to the relief of the home support.

48'

Better from Rovers at the start of the second half here, two chances from corners early on in the second half. The first is controlled on the chest and then deflected out for a second corner, which was headed over the bar in a crowded box.

46'

Substitution

Aaron Greene replaces Brandon Kavanagh for Shamrock Rovers.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers has started.

45' + 1'

Half Time

It is half-time between Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers.

38'

Good play by Brandon Kavanagh as he skips past a couple of Drogheda plays a clips a ball into the six yard box towards Gary Shaw. Farragher beat Shaw to it though and Skinner collects the second ball.

37'

Yellow Card

Colm Deasy is booked for Drogheda United.

29'

Rovers almost draw level. Finn plays a brilliant low pass into a crowded box to Brandon Kavanagh, he hits it first time but is denied by a brilliant save by the diving Paul Skinner low to his right.

23'

PENALTY SCORED!

Chris Lyons scores for Drogheda United from the penalty spot. Lyons steps up and sends Mannus the wrong way to put Drogheda ahead.



22'

Red Card

Lee Grace is sent off for Shamrock Rovers. Penalty awarded to Drogheda and Grace is shown a straight red after he's adjudged to have pulled down Hondermarck in the box.

10'

Drogheda lined up with a different formation to usual tonight, changing from a usual back four to three CBS and two wing backs. Farragher, Gallagher and Kelly forming the three at the back, Deasy and Kane at wing back. 

4'

Hondermarck wins the ball back on halfway for Drogheda. The 17-year-old surges forward and gets his shot off, but scuffs the effort somewhat, and the ball rolls wide.

3'

First shot of the game falls to Rovers, Lee Grace effort from 30 yards stings the hands of Skinner in the Drogheda goal. 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers has kicked off.

0'

Gerard Grimes here at United Park as Drogheda United host Shamrock Rovers in the first round of the FAI Cup. Any questions through the game, can get me on twitter @GerardGrimes11. 



Photo Gallery for Drogheda United -v- Shamrock Rovers



Drogheda United
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Colm Deasy
37Booked: 37'
Defender
Kevin Farragher
Defender
Conor Kane
Defender
Ciaran Kelly
Defender
Luke Gallagher
Midfielder
William Hondermarck
Midfielder
Jake Hyland
Midfielder
Richie Purdy
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Midfielder
Mark Doyle
Forward
Chris Lyons
23Peno: 23'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Forward

Substitutes
Lloyd Buckley
Defender
Kealan Dillon
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Midfield
Lee Duffy
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Forward
Luca Gratzer
Goalkeeper
Rob Manley
Forward
Eoin McPhillips
Midfield
Sean Trimble
Defender
Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
Sam Bone
Defender 67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Lee Grace
Defender
22Sent off: 22'
Roberto Lopes
Defender
87Booked: 87'
Joey O'Brien
Defender
Joel Coustrain
Midfielder 79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Brandon Kavanagh
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Sean Kavanagh
Midfielder
Dylan Watts
Midfielder
Gary Shaw
Forward

Substitutes
Sinclair Armstrong
Forward
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
Aaron Bolger
Midfield
Ally Gilchrist
Defender
Aaron Greene
Forward
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Kevin Horgan
Goalkeeper
Brandon Miele
Midfield
67Subbed On: 67'
67'
Dean Williams
Forward