View Full Version : First Division round-up

08/03/2002, 10:42 PM
It certainly has not been Waterford United's week. With the uncertainty surrounding Noel Hunt's disputed loan-deal still on their minds, they lost vital ground in the promotion race by suffering a shock defeat at the RSC to Athlone Town.

One half of the dynamic strike duo which has propelled the Blues up the table after a dreadful start was on target again, Gary Dempsey hit the net 12 minutes from full-time.

But by then, the damage was done. Glen Fitzpatrick scored in each half to give the Midlanders an unpexected three points.

To make matters worse, Drogheda United pulled off a vital late win over Limerick after trailing for much of an exciting battle at United Park.

Declan O'Brien proved the match-winner and the supplier of three points with two fine goals which helped take Drogheda above Waterford and into the prime challenging spot - just one point behind Dublin City.