FOOTBALL: All 'Ifs' and 'Buts' on Final Curtain Calling

The People (London, England), January 26, 2003 | Go to article overview

FOOTBALL: All 'Ifs' and 'Buts' on Final Curtain Calling


IT'S D-day for Drogheda United who need something close to a minor miracle this afternoon to save their season.

Anything other than three points against St Patrick's Athletic at O2 Park and the Boynesiders can start making plans for the play-offs.

Harry McCue's second from bottom Drogs are a point behind Derry City who play champions Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

Drogheda need to beat Pat's and hope that Bohs do them a favour in turn if they are to leapfrog Cup champions Derry.

Mind you no-one can really say they are safe just yet and it's not just Derry who are looking over their shoulder in the basement battle.

For instance, if Derry and Drogheda both win and UCD lose or draw with Cork City at Turner's Cross then College will be the ones to face a play-off for the second time in three seasons.

St Pat's are all but safe and only a massive win for Drogheda allied to Derry and UCD victories would see the Saints pulled into the play-off spot.

If Drogheda draw with Pat's and Derry lose to Bohs, a highly possible scenario, then Drogheda would stay in the play-off spot because of their inferior goal difference. …

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