Dundalk hit Drogheda for six in Louth derby

Dundalk hit Drogheda for six in Louth derby

Dundalk hit local rivals Drogheda Utd for six in last night’s Louth derby at United Park.

The 6-0 victory was the biggest of the season for Stephen Kenny’s side and represents an ideal start to the second half of the season.

The match was a tight affair up until the half hour mark when Drogheda’s Thomas Byrne was shown a straight red card for a crude challenge on Dundalk’s Patrick McEleney.

The visitors then pressed home their man advantage with three goals before half-time. The first arrived on 36 minutes when David McMillan applied the finish after a Stephen O’Donnell shot was parried.

McMillan then added a second from a Niclas Vemmelund shot soon after before McEleney hit a screamer to leave it 3-0 at half-time.

The fourth goal then arrived just before the hour mark when Michael Duffy crashed a shot high to the net with the 6-0 victory wrapped up with two goals in as many minutes from substitute Ciaran Kilduff late on.

Next up for Dundalk is a home tie with Finn Harps next Friday.

Drogheda United: Stephen McGuinness; Colm Deasy, Luke Gallagher, Ciaran McGuigan, Stephen Dunne; Ryan McEvoy, Killian Brennan (Sean Thornton 46); Adam Wixted, Sean Brennan (Mark Doyle 90), Thomas Byrne; Ryan Masterson (Stephen Elliott 73). Subs not used: Conor Kane, Marc Griffin, Richie Purdy, Ryan Coulter.

Dundalk: Gary Rogers; Sean Gannon, Brian Gartland, Niclas Vemmelund, Dane Massey; Robbie Benson (Chris Shields 77), Stephen O’Donnell; Patrick McEleney, Thomas Stewart, Michael Duffy (Jamie McGrath 62); David McMillan (Ciaran Kilduff 73). Subs not used: Paddy Barrett, Sean Hoare, Conor Clifford, Gabriel Sava.

Referee: Derek Tomney (Dublin)

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