Watch: Cornwall strikes late against former club as Bohs and Rovers share the points

Mon, May 28 2018

Graham Burke of Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians' Dan Byrne compete for a header. Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers shared the spoils in the Dublin derby at Dalymount Park as Rob Cornwall cancelled out Ronan Finn's opener.

There was considerable outside interest in the tie as Ireland manager Martin O'Neill brought a number of the international squad, including Seamus Coleman, along to watch.

They witnessed their newest squadmates, Graham Burke of Rovers and Shane Supple of Bohs, in action for their clubs.

Bohs were looking for their fourth consecutive win over Rovers, and third of the season, while Rovers were looking for a much-needed second win on the bounce.

In the event, neither got what they wanted, and both managers agreed that neither had done enough to say they deserved the points.

Bohemians' Dan Byrne was fortunate not to see a second yellow for a crunching tackle early in the second half, while Dinny Corcoran had the ball in the net only to be called back for offside.

Finn broke the deadlock when Greg Bolger intercepted Dylan Watts' pass in midfield – though there was a suggested he used his arm – and sent the captain clear to slot into the corner.

There was to be more late drama, however, as former Hoops Rob Cornwall got on the end of a Keith Ward free kick to power home a headed equaliser.

Read Ger Deegan's report from Dalymount Park here.

Watch the highlights below via Soccer Republic.