By Robert O’Reilly
Drogheda United will go in search of their fourth win on the bounce when they host Cabinteely at United Park on Friday, kick-off 7.45pm.
The Drogs followed up wins over Athlone Town and Wexford with an impressive 1-0 victory last week away to fellow promotion rivals Galway United.
With the game seemingly heading towards a draw, Sean Brennan’s superb free-kick twelve minutes from time was enough for Drogheda to take the points much to manager Tim Clancy’s delight.
“It felt like a massive win for us,” the Trim native explained Thursday afternoon. “Everyone knows how strong Galway are, they were unbeaten at home before last week, but we showed no fear and took the game to them.
“Galway certainly had their chances too but we defended well throughout. Sean’s free-kick was the kind of strike that was worthy of winning any game.
“It’s a great result but it won’t count for much if we don’t follow it up on Friday.”
Drogheda suffered their first league defeat of the season in the reverse fixture with Cabinteely back in March, losing 3-2 at Stradbrook Road.
With Cabo coming off the back of a 2-0 win over First Division leaders UCD last week, Clancy is expecting to face a side full of confidence.
“It should be a really good game given that both sides are in great form at the moment.
“Cabinteely seem to have played their best football this season against the stronger sides in the First Division having beaten ourselves, UCD and Shelbourne already.
“We didn’t do ourselves justice out there a few weeks ago and this is an opportunity for us to make up for it.
“It’s incredibly tight at the top of the table and we know we’ll need all three points if we want to keep the pace.”
Drogheda will be without Stephen Meaney who misses out through injury while Lee Duffy is suspended.