Drogheda United
VS
Sligo Rovers


Friday, 28 April, 2017
1 - 1
SSE Airtricity League
Gareth McCaffrey 23 Jonah Ayunga 40

 

Jonah Ayunga earned a point on the night of Gerard Lyttle’s first game as manager at Drogheda. 

He scored just before half-time at United Park in what was the game’s final goal for a 1-1 draw. 

Lyttle kept faith largely with the same team with just two changes. Regan Donelon returned from injury along with Raff Cretaro, they took the places of Chris Kenny and Daniel Kearns. 

The first chance was to Rovers and Raff Cretaro, he concluded a lengthy run forward with a shot that the keeper did well to save low. One minute after with 17 played Liam Martin also went close finishing the target following a run inside from the right, Stephen McGuinness again saved.

Drogheda took the lead after 23 minutes just after Cretaro has gone close again for the bit o’Red. Gareth McCaffrey was the scorer with a good finish from the edge of the box.

A Kieran Sadlier shot won Rovers a corner and following that a penalty was earned. Sadlier took the spot kick but the keeper produced a very good save.

Just before half-time another corner produced the results with Jonah Ayunga rising up to head to ball nicely in, his second so far this year.

Following the break the on-loan Brighton forward almost had another as he went close to capitalising on a shot from Kieran Sadlier deflected towards his direction.

He went close again shortly after when Liam Martin put an impressive ball into the goalmouth but at stretch Ayunga couldn’t get any contact with the ball.

The point was earned with an EA Sports Cup quarter-final to come on Monday against Galway United at The Showgrounds before returning to league action against Limerick.

Rovers: Schlingermann, Adebayo-Rowling, Donelon, Callan-McFadden, Leahy (Kearns 37), Martin, Boylan, Roddan, Sadlier, Cretaro, Ayunga (Stevens)

Subs: Patton, Hannon, Place, Kenny.

 

 

Jonah Ayunga earned a point on the night of Gerard Lyttle’s first game as manager at Drogheda. 

He scored just before half-time at United Park in what was the game’s final goal for a 1-1 draw. 

Lyttle kept faith largely with the same team with just two changes. Regan Donelon returned from injury along with Raff Cretaro, they took the places of Chris Kenny and Daniel Kearns. 

The first chance was to Rovers and Raff Cretaro, he concluded a lengthy run forward with a shot that the keeper did well to save low. One minute after with 17 played Liam Martin also went close finishing the target following a run inside from the right, Stephen McGuinness again saved.

Drogheda took the lead after 23 minutes just after Cretaro has gone close again for the bit o’Red. Gareth McCaffrey was the scorer with a good finish from the edge of the box.

A Kieran Sadlier shot won Rovers a corner and following that a penalty was earned. Sadlier took the spot kick but the keeper produced a very good save.

Just before half-time another corner produced the results with Jonah Ayunga rising up to head to ball nicely in, his second so far this year.

Following the break the on-loan Brighton forward almost had another as he went close to capitalising on a shot from Kieran Sadlier deflected towards his direction.

He went close again shortly after when Liam Martin put an impressive ball into the goalmouth but at stretch Ayunga couldn’t get any contact with the ball.

The point was earned with an EA Sports Cup quarter-final to come on Monday against Galway United at The Showgrounds before returning to league action against Limerick.

Rovers: Schlingermann, Adebayo-Rowling, Donelon, Callan-McFadden, Leahy (Kearns 37), Martin, Boylan, Roddan, Sadlier, Cretaro, Ayunga (Stevens)

Subs: Patton, Hannon, Place, Kenny.