St Patrick’s Athletic moved off the bottom of the Premier Division table after a comfortable 2-0 win over Drogheda United on Friday night. A training ground move, which ended up with captain Ian Bermingham scoring, put the Saints in front just seven minutes into the game, before Kurtis Byrne wrapped up the points just after half-time.
The win, St Pats third of the campaign, lifted them from 12th to 8th in the standings. It just shows how important wins are in the bottom half of the table.
We spoke to opening goalscorer Ian Bermingham after the match. He said, “We played quite well on the night and dominated the game. We could have been more than just a goal up at half time. When we did eventually get the second goal it more or less finished the game,and it was very comfortable in the end.”
On the goal Bermingham said, “We had worked on it in training and it was great to see it come off. It was a great ball in from Conan (Byrne) and I was delighted to see it go in.”
On the importance of the victory he said, “It was a massive win for us. I think it was a must win game for us and hopefully now we can kick on, get a run going and move up the table.”
Speaking about the tough start to the season for the Saints he said, “It’s been a difficult time for us to be down the table this season. We’re more used to challenging at the other end, but hopefully the win the other night will give us confidence going forward and we can start moving up the table.”