Drogheda United manager Tim Clancy bemoaned his side’s luck in front of goal after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Cabinteely at United Park. In an open contest between two of the play-off hopefuls, the Boynesiders missed a number of clear cut chancDrogheda United manager Tim Clancy bemoaned his side’s luck in front of goal after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Cabinteely at United Park. In an open contest between two of the play-off hopefuls, the Boynesiders missed a number of clear cut chances as they failed to extend their lead in second place. “It’s a really frustrating night,” the Drogs manager admitted post-match. “It was a very open game, Cabo had a couple of really good chances but I’m not quite sure how we didn’t score. “We’ve hit the bar twice through Mark Doyle and Conor Kane, had one cleared off the line and then Jordan Adeyemo was denied by a fine save from Stephen McGuinness in stoppage time. “I guess it shows how far we’ve come that we’re disappointed to only come away with a draw against probably the most in-form team in the First Division.” It was a patched up Drogheda defence that lined out as captain Jake Hyland slotted into centre back while Luke Heeney continued at right back with Clancy full of praise for the duo. “Luke Gallagher has been sick all week so we had to come up with a solution and I thought Jake was excellent at centre back while Luke Heeney was brilliant again. “I think the changes probably contributed to us being more open than usual but when Cabo did get through, Luca Gratzer made an absolutely unbelievable save with his feet. “It’s ironic that it was with a makeshift defence that we picked up our first clean sheet in four games but the players deserve great credit for that.” The result leaves Drogheda two points clear of Cabinteely in second place and with just five games remaining, Clancy is keen to see his side end the regular season on a high. “We just want to finish as high up in the league as possible. We’ve a run of Galway, Wexford and then Athlone before playing Shels. They’re games that we’ve taken maximum points in so far, it’ll be a big ask but that’s what we’re aiming to do once again. ”We've been decimated with injuries over the last couple of months but we hope to have James Brown, Mark Hughes and Adam Wixted back over the next couple of weeks and hopefully that'll be the spark we need for the business end of the season."
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