Watch: Drogheda United vs St Patrick's Athletic stopped three times because of DRONE flying over pitch
Drogheda United's game against St Patrick's Athletic was never going to be a clash of high-flyers given neither team is having a great season so far.
But there was one surprising skyward aspect as the match ended up being stopped on three occasions because of a drone being flown over the pitch.
Mirror Sport journalist Oisín Doherty was at Head in the Game Park and provided the below video.
The drone zipped about at varying heights causing the referee to call a halt to proceedings on health and safety grounds.
It naturally proved frustrating to fans of both teams who had forked over cash to watch their sides battle for much-needed points.
They took to social media to voice their anger.
David wrote: "Clown with a drone causing delays to Pats and Drogheda."
While Tom said: "Hey person in Drogheda flying a drone over the stadium. Kindly f**k off!!! Come on the saints."
Ultimately it proved to be a miserable night for the home side as St Pat's ran out 4-0 winners thanks to goals from Darragh Burns, Eoin Doyle, Billy King and Kyle Robinson.
The victory for the Inchicore outfit was very much built on youth as ex-Drogs boss Tim Clancy entrusted two debutants in 19-year-old Robinson as well as 16-year-old Sam Curtis.
In doing so, Curtis became the club’s youngest ever starter in the modern era.
Another teenage in Burns opened the scoring four minutes into the game – before Robinson scored with his first touch for the club with four minutes left of normal time.
Everything that could go right did for Clancy on his return to his old stomping ground. If Drogheda hoped to show their old boss they remained in rude health since his departure, they failed badly.
Burns headed in when Billy King stood up a cross from the left touchline early on. Drogs stopper Sam Long was left stranded.
Pat’s were full value for their lead, with Drogheda offering virtually nothing in as one-sided a game as there has been on the Windmill Road all season long. King saw a shot saved by Long as they pressed.
Eoin Doyle notched his fifth of the season when latching onto Ben McCormack’s pass. He beat the offside flag and the Drogs backline and coolly slotted a shot past Long.
Later on, King fired in at the end of a brilliant move with Chris Forrester the playmaker in chief. Robinson was on the bench for 30 seconds when he turned in Burns’ cross.
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