Drogheda United v Bohemians preview

Fifth placed Bohemians continue their quest for maximum points from this month’s league games when they play second from bottom Drogheda United away on Friday evening.

Bohemians have won all of their games this season against Drogheda without conceding a goal. Christy Fagan and Anto Flood the goal scorers in a 2-0 win at Dalymount back in June when the two last met. Indeed, Fagan returns from suspension for this Friday’s game, giving manager Pat Fenlon a pleasant selection dilemma up front

Since that game, Mick Cooke’s Drogheda side have won just two of their eight league games to leave them lingering only above Galway at the bottom of the league.

Last Saturday, against U.C.D, The Boynesiders fought back from 2-0 down to take a 4-2 lead into the closing stages of the game.

But, the team then self-destructed in extraordinary fashion and ended up on the wrong side of a 5-4 scoreline.

Boh’s Defender Liam Burns is available again, returning from suspension. Midfielder Lee Dixon is back from his late call-up to the Ireland under-21 squad. He was on the bench for the European championship qualifier defeat against Turkey on Tuesday.

Drogheda’s first choice goalkeeper Steven Trimble received a facial injury in training during the week and is now a major doubt. Defender Dave Rogers, who missed the U.C.D match through suspension, will return to partner Alan McNally at the heart of Drogheda’s defence.

Prediction: hard to see anything other than a Boh’s win. 3-0 to the visitors.


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