By Jim MacArdle
The Drogs were unlucky to lose against Cavan/Monaghan on Saturday at United Park in a match which was marred by a serious injury to Dylan Culloty, who sustained a fractured ankle in a tackle after only 12 minutes of the match. The Drogs had started well and after 10 minutes Clinton Apos was straight through and shot straight at the visiting keeper. On 30 minutes, the Drogs keeper Malachy Doyle was unlucky to see his attempted clearance rebound off the opposing striker to give the Mons a fortunate lead goal.
The Drogs went in 1-0 down at half time and they lost keeper Doyle shortly after the restart with a dislocated finger. The visitors made it 2-0 15 minutes into the second half, but the Drogs continued to monopolize possession and pulled a goal back through Cian Quinn with 15 minutes to go whne he volleyed-in a well struck free kick from Eoghan Broughan. Try as they might, the Drogs could not force an equalizer, Cian Quinn had a half chance an William Hondermark was unlucky to see his good effort fly over the bar. In the circumstances, they did very well considering that they now have eight of their squad out injured.
Team : Malachy Doyle, Leo Tang, Cian Quinn, Sean Trimble, Willioam Hondermark, Eoin McPhilips, Dylan Culloty, Josh Scully, Clinton Apos, Jordan Adeyamo
Subs : Eoin Broughan, Tom Adeyinka, Luke Neville, Daniel Grace, Dylan Connolly