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League Of Ireland Club Furious After Bus Fiasco As First Division Begins

League Of Ireland Club Furious After Bus Fiasco As First Division Begins
By Maurice Brosnan
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It was a dramatic opening night for the SSE Airtricity League First Division, on and off the field.

Drogheda United stormed to the top of the table after a 4-0 victory over Cobh Ramblers. A Mark Doyle double as well as goals from Chris Lyons and Adam Wixted ensured a comfortable victory but preparations were less than ideal for the away side after their bus broke down three times on the way to the game.

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Despite this, the club were not accommodated by officials.

Manager Stephen Henderson took to social media to hit out at the treatment of his players.

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Elsewhere, Bray Wanderers secured an impressive 3-0 victory over Cabinteely while Limerick and Longford played out a 0-0 draw. In Galway, President Michael D Higgins took part in Galway United's 'Reclaim the Dyke' project, marching up the local Dyke Road before watching his local club take on Shelbourne in Eamon Deacy Park.

It finished 3-2 in favour of Ian Morris's side. Ciaran Kilduff scored twice and Karl Moore grabbed a third for the visitors. In the night's final game, Athlone Town overcame Wexford FC 4-2.

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