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Friday 18 January 2019

Dundalk's six goals deepen Galway woes

GALWAY'S off-field problems have been well documented, and it looks just as bleak for them on the pitch on the evidence of this heavy 6-1 defeat at Oriel Park last night, their 15th loss on the bounce.

Greg Bolger helped himself to a brace -- his first goals for Dundalk -- as Ian Foster's side dominated throughout.

The former UCD man grabbed his first in the 20th minute, smashing Mark Quigley's lay-off past Greg Fleming with the aid of a wicked deflection.

The second arrived in the 44th minute when Bolger lifted the ball over Fleming.

Quigley quickly got in on the act, scoring from 12 yards.

And there was no let-up in the second half. Keith Ward guided home the fourth in the 47th minute before Marc Griffin hit his fifth of the campaign with a downward header.

Gary Kelly hit a consolation before substitute Johnny Breen made it 6-1 in the 70th minute.

McDaid makes Students pay

UCD may have stopped their slide last night, but that won't stop their worries.

In yet another match where they played above themselves, The Students had both control of the game and victory in the bag.

Ultimately, though, the same old flaws at the back undermined them as David McDaid scored a late header to deny UCD victory.

Derry tore into UCD from the off but the Students took the lead on the stroke of half-time, after a throw-in fell to Dean Marshall, who opened the scores.

Buoyed, they didn't buckle when Danny Lafferty equalised from a set-piece on 67 minutes, and went straight up the other end and straight back ahead, Graham Rusk's half-volley flying in.

With just five minutes remaining, however, another set-piece caused confusion in the box allowing substitute McDaid to head in another equaliser.

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