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Walsall's Douglas James-Taylor nets on Drogheda debut

Walsall loanee Douglas James-Taylor marked his Drogheda United debut with an equalizer in a 1-1 draw against league leaders Shelbourne.


James-Taylor started on his League of Ireland bow as Shelbourne took a 20th minute lead through Tyreke Wilson's bullet header.

The tide turned when Paddy Barrett and goal scorer Wilson were sent off for two bookable offences - with the latter handling inside the box.

That presented James-Taylor with a golden opportunity to get off the mark and he duly obliged as he buried his spot-kick into the top corner.

Drogheda ended a run of two consecutive defeats but remain at the foot of the table after a nine-match winless run.

James-Taylor joined the Drogs on a one-year loan, which officially began on Monday, after Walsall opted to exercise the option year in his contract.