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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 27, 2012
Venue: Oriel Park
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Att: 903
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Scored: 26'
- Ryan McEvoy 26'

Scored: 70'
- Peter McMahon 70'



Dundalk 0 - 2 Bohemians

Fri, Apr 27 2012

 

Bohemians came away from Oriel Park on Friday night with a fully deserved victory as they brushed aside a poor Dundalk. Goals in either half from Ryan McEvoy and a superb strike from Peter McMahon sealed an easy victory for the Gypsies.
 

It was Bohemians who raced out of the blocks and dominated the opening stages. They forced three corners in a row before Luke Byrne almost got through on goal. Bohemians had the first shot when Peter McMahon shot from 25 yards but it went narrowly wide. The visitors continued to press with former Dundalk midfielder Keith Ward looking dangerous but to no avail.


Dundalk managed their first effort on goal when they won a free-kick 30 yards from goal. Eoghan Osborne rolled it to Michael Rafter but his shot was dragged wide. Robert Waters then had a shot from distance but it was never troubling Andy McNulty in the visiting goal. Within seconds Byrne almost opened the scoring when his vicious drive went narrowly wide. It wasn’t long though until Bohemians did open the scoring when on 26 minutes some wonderful build up play from the visitors led to Ryan McEvoy finding space in the box and he slotted home to give The Gypsies a deserved lead.


Dundalk almost responded immediately when Luke Danville’s header was brilliantly saved by Andy McNulty. Bohemians seemed content with their lead and sat back allowing Dundalk time on the ball. That almost proved to be costly as Rafter found space in the box but he blazed over from 18 yards. Bohemians managed to assume control of the ball once more and saw out the first-half deservedly in front.


The second half began like the first. Bohemians had the opening chance when Stephen Traynor forced Peter Cherrie into a good save from close range. Then Ben McLaughlin’s stray pass was seized upon by Daniel Corcoran but his shot was easily saved by Cherrie. Evan McMillan was next as his header went wide before a rare Dundalk chance when Dan Cunningham blazed over from distance.


Bohemians scored a second goal which was richly deserved. Some wonderful interchanging passing on the edge of the box before a neat back heel found Peter McMahon and he rifled home to give Bohemians a commanding lead. That signalled the end of the game as a contest and little happened apart from the odd break from Bohemians. Dundalk began to lose their discipline with bookings before Derek Pender saw a good effort go just wide.


A wonderful performance from Bohemians as they go back up the M1 with all three points however Lilywhite fans will be wondering how their team have performed this poorly following last week's heroics in Derry.

 

Dundalk (4-4-2): Peter Cherrie; Ben McLaughlin, Peter Thomas, Luke Danville, Eoghan Osborne;  Robert Waters (Dan Cunningham 46), John Mountney, Stephen McDonnell, Gary Shanahan (Chris Reilly 85); Shane O’Neill, Michael Rafter (Gareth Coughlan 78).
Subs: Ger Hanley, Paul Walsh, Nathan Murphy, Michael Osobe.
Yellow cards: McDonnell (54), Cunningham (60), Osborne (74), Thomas (89), Mountney (93).
 

Bohemians (4-5-1): Andy McNulty; Owen Heary (Derek Pender 61), Evan McMillan, Kevin Feely, Luke Byrne; Keith Buckley, Ryan McEvoy, Keith Ward, Stephen Traynor, Peter McMahon (Andy Mulligan 74); Daniel Corcoran (David Scully 85).
Subs: Craig Sexton, Adam Martin, Daniel Joyce, Dan Mahon.
Yellow cards: Buckley (77).

Referee: Richie Winter.

Attendance: 903
Extratime.ie man of the match: Peter McMahon – exceptional all evening.

 



Dundalk
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Eoghan Osborne
73Booked: 73'
Defender
John Mountney
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Ben McLaughlin
Defender
Luke Danville
Defender
Robert Waters
Midfielder
Peter Thomas
89Booked: 89'
Midfielder
Gary Shanahan
Midfielder
Stephen McDonnell
53Booked: 53'
Midfielder
Michael Rafter
Forward
Shane O'Neill
Forward

Substitutes
Paul Walsh
Midfield
Chris Reilly
Forward
Michael Osobe
Midfield
Nathan Murphy
Defender
Ger Hanley
Goalkeeper
Dan Cunningham
60Booked: 60'
Defender
Gareth Coughlan
Midfield
Bohemians
Andrew McNulty
Goalkeeper
Luke Byrne
Defender
Kevin Feely
Defender
Owen Heary
Defender
Evan McMillan
Defender
Keith Buckley
Midfielder
77Booked: 77'
Ryan McEvoy
Midfielder
26Scored: 26'
Peter McMahon
Midfielder
70Scored: 70'
Stephen Traynor
Midfielder
Keith Ward
Midfielder
Dinny Corcoran
Forward

Substitutes
Daniel Joyce
Defender
Daniel Mahon
Forward
Adam Martin
Midfield
Andy Mulligan
Midfield
Derek Pender
Defender
David Scully
Forward
Craig Sexton
Manager


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