Friday 15 December 2017

Pats roar back to winnings ways with Drog lesson Sligo are spot on as Keane edge sinks the Seagulls

St Patrick's Athletic deservedly secured their first Airtricity Premier League win since August 23, beating Drogheda to keep alive their hopes of playing in Europe.

Ryan Guy put the Saints ahead on 14 minutes, arriving at the back post to head Derek Doyle's dipping corner in off the crossbar.

After a period of sustained Saints pressure a second was inevitable and it came in the 59th minute as Danny North notched his second goal in as many games when he nodded the ball past Robbie Duggan after the 'keeper had parried Derek Doyle's initial effort.

Drogheda's Eric McGill was shown a straight red card after a reckless two-footed lunge on North and five minutes from time Gareth O'Connor made it 3-0.

Sligo are spot on as Keane edge sinks the Seagulls

ALAN KEANE converted a 90th-minute penalty-kick as Sligo Rovers came from behind to beat Bray Wanderers at the Showgrounds.

Keane drilled home his second spot-kick in as many games after substitute Eoin Doyle had been fouled inside the area in a dramatic finale.

Bray had taken the lead through Gary Dempsey's superb 69th-minute free-kick, before Matthew Blinkhorn deservedly levelled with a header on 76 minutes.

Keane then won it from the spot, with Dave Webster sent off for arguing the penalty decision.

Bray spurned a glorious chance to take the lead when Dean Zambra's shot came back off the post.

Sligo's best opportunity of the half came shortly afterwards when Gary McCabe was put through one-on-one with Matt Gregg, but the netminder got an important touch to deny the former Seagulls winger.

Bray took the lead through Dempsey's 69th-minute free-kick, before Blinkhorn headed home McCabe's cross for the leveller, and Keane kept his cool to win it from the spot.

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