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Derry Metropolis drop additional factors in 1-1 draw with Drogheda

It was honours even on the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadiun and Derry Metropolis have misplaced the prospect to place extra strain on Rovers, because of a second-half equaliser from Drogheda.

The Candystripes stay in third place, eight factors behind Rovers and three again from Dundalk.

Metropolis’s poor run of kind continued, as Drogheda United got here from behind to earn some extent on the Brandywell.

After Matty Smith gave the house the lead, Kevin Doherty’s facet began to return into the sport after the break and Dean Williams levelled issues from the penalty spot, as Patrick McEleney’s problem on Ryan Brennan resulted in referee awarding a penalty.

Metropolis ought to have taken the lead on three minutes as Caoimhin Porter’s proper wing cross discovered Jamie McGonigle on the again, however the striker utterly missed his kick with the purpose at his mercy.

With their tails up the house facet continued to push ahead and so they went shut twice in fast succession when firstly Cameron Dummigan’s header was cleared off and McGonigle’s follow-up shot was straight at McCabe after which moments later Will Patching fired inches over, after Smith had picked him out on the again submit.

Derry deservedly took the lead on 33 minutes as McCabe did properly to maintain out McGonigle’s effort, however the keeper had no probability, as Smith fired residence the unfastened ball from six yards.

The guests obtained in behind the Metropolis defence on 61 minutes, however simply as Williams was about to tug the set off younger defender Porter obtained again to make a well timed problem to divert the hazard.

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Quickly after United had one other alternative however Brennan’s 20 yard strike, which though properly hit, was straight at Metropolis keeper Brian Maher.

Drogheda levelled issues on 77 minutes from the penalty spot as Williams facet footed residence, after referee Alan Patchell felt Patrick McEleney’s problem on Brennan contained in the field, warranted the spot-kick.

Derry ought to have regained the lead on 85 minutes as Shane McEleney’s proper wing cross discovered McGonigle, however the striker headed over from shut vary.

Drogs almost gifted Derry the winner within the closing levels as Georgie Poynton’s clearance fell to McGonigle, however his shot was saved out by keeper Colin McCabe.

Derry Metropolis: Brian Maher, Caoimhin Porter (Joe Thomson 65), Shane McEleney, Cameron McJannet, Ciaran Coll; Cameron Dummigan, Patrick McEleney, Will Patching; Matty Smith, Jamie McGonigle, Brandon Kavanagh (James Akintunde 65).

Drogheda United: Colin McCabe, Georgie Poynton, Andrew Quinn, Dane Massey, Evan Weir; Dylan Grimes (Adam Foley 41), James Clarke (Darragh Markey 67), Darragh Nugent, Dayle Rooney; Ryan Brennan, Dean Williams.

Referee: Alan Patchell

Derry Metropolis drop additional factors in 1-1 draw with Drogheda was final modified: June seventeenth, 2022 by cassoscoop