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Watch: Should Bohemians have had an early penalty in the Dublin Derby?

Fri, Aug 17 2018

Referee Neil Doyle makes his case to Bohemians' Keith Buckley. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick (ETPhotos)

It's scoreless at half time in the Dublin Derby between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians but the major talking point of the first half is whether the visitors should have been awarded a penalty.

While much of the the pre-match chat revolved around the role Dylan Watts would play in his first derby since crossing from Bohs to Rovers, but the midfielder has been relatively subdued.

In a first half of few chances, much of the better play has come from Bohemians' wide players when they tuck inside and get a run at the Rovers centre halves.

Former Bohs man Roberto Lopes was the one who found himself struggling to keep up with Bohs speedman Daniel Kelly as he drifted past the defender.

While Kelly appeared to overrun the ball, Lopes committed himself and looked to make at least a small bit of contact with the former Bray Wanderers man.

Referee Neil Doyle and his assistants were unmoved as the ball rolled harmlessly out for a goal kick, while Kelly didn't seem to protest particularly actively.

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