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Premier Division

  • 28 March 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Oriel Park, Dundalk
  • Referee: P. Sutton
  • • Attendance: 2198

Dundalk 2-2 Drogheda United: Quick-fire double saves point for hosts

Dundalk 2-2 Drogheda United: Quick-fire double saves point for hosts

Paul Mohan

Stephen Kenny's side temporarily move into second place after coming from behind in the Louth derby; for Mick Cooke's visitors, it's still only one win this season

Dundalk came from two goals behind to draw with rivals Drogheda United in the first Louth derby of the season.

Goals from Graham Rusk and Alan Brennan gave the visitors the lead before Keith Ward and John Dillon levelled the tie late on.

Drogheda took the lead after 19 minutes when Rusk deflected David Cassidy's effort into the net. Peter Cherrie stopped his side going further behind moments later, pulling off a great save to keep out Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien.

Dundalk were on the back foot for most of the game, and found themselves two goals down midway through the second half.

Ryan Brennan met Cassidy's cross after some good passing from the visitors.

However, in a dramatic two minute period, the game was level. Alan Byrne gave away a free-kick which Keith Ward converted, before the same player was sent off for a foul in the area. John Dillon took the penalty kick to give Dundalk a share of the spoils.

The draw sees Dundalk move up to second place in the table, but could find themselves seven points adrift after Sligo Rovers take on Bohemians on Friday evening.