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Drogheda United 6-1 Mayfield United

Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 22:17 | Comments

Mick Cooke's team are safely through to round three
Mick Cooke's team are safely through to round three

Substitute Johnny Breen finished this Ford FAI Cup tie with an eight-minute hat-trick to see Drogheda through to the last 16 against 10-man Mayfield.

Goals in the tenth and 12th minute from Peter Hynes – an overhead kick – and Declan O’Brien put the Drogs in command and Gavin Brennan made it 3-0 on the stroke of half-time.

Mayfield had Stephen Hurley sent off but then pulled a goal back through Greg Kelly before Breen took full advantage of the visitors being a man down.

Drogheda United: Gabriel Sava; Brian Gannon, Alan McNally, Derek Prendergast, Philip Hand; Cathal Brady (Dean Marshall 53), Eric Foley, Paul Crowley, Gavin Brennan (Sean Brennan 46); Peter Hynes (Johnny Breen 63), Declan O’Brien.

Mayfield United: Dean Winters; David Kiely, Anthony Wolfe, Ian Fleming, Damian Roddis; Eric Fleming (Wayne McBride 60), Mike O’Shea, Dean Grainger, Dave Warren (Johnny Buckley 77), Greg Kelly; Shane Finn (Stephen Hurley 66).

Referee: Neil Doyle (Dublin).

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