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United lose behind-closed-doors friendly against Pats

United fell to a 4-0 loss against St Patrick’s Athletic in a behind-closed-doors friendly held at Abbotstown on Thursday evening.

Both sides traded blows in the first half, with Carlton Ubaezuonu coming closest for United, forcing St Pats goalkeeper Barry Murphy into a smart save.

The sides went in 0-0 at half time but United’s rhythm was upset by injuries early in the second half to Marc Ludden and Tadhg Ryan.

The Saints dominated proceeding, scoring 4 goals thanks to finishes from Dean Clarke (2), Ian Turner and Darragh Markey.

St Patrick’s Athletic: Murphy; Madden, Toner, Desmond, Bermingham; Kelly, Garvan; Byrne, R. Brennan, Doona; Fagan

Galway United: Ryan; Shanahan, Williams, Walsh, Ludden; Trialist, Connolly, Nugent, Ubaezuonu; Manning; McCormack.

Substitutes used: Mamala, Conway, Sharkey, Trialist, Barry.