Late winner against Bohs pushes Drogheda ahead

Drogheda United 1 Bohemians 0

Drogheda United 1 Bohemians 0

A late, late winner for the second week running moved Drogheda four points clear at the top of the Premier Divison table.

The result was harsh on Bohs who ran the first half, but could find no way past Dan Connor as Drogheda avenged their FAI Ford Cup exit at the same venue last month.

The only goal of the game came on 87 minutes when Shane Robinson's persistent run brought a cross which substitute Tony Grant met to loop a header past Brian Murphy.

Bohs had the better chances otherwise with Glen Crowe bringing a super save out of Connor on 13 minutes.

A terrific counterattack then carved Drogheda open on 19 minutes with Darren Mansaram and Stephen Rice involved before Crowe chipped inches over the bar.

Crowe then almost embarrassed Connor on 34 minutes when volleying narrowly wide from the keeper's poor clearance.

Drogheda had good claims for a penalty denied on 43 minutes when Dean Pooley appeared to trip Eamon Zayed inside the area.

The second half was a more even affair with Drogheda snatching the points late on thanks to Grant's first league goal of the season.

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