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Date: 7:45 p.m. June 22, 2012
Venue: Richmond Park
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Att: 1,462
TV:

Christy Fagan 82' -
Scored: 82'


Christy Fagan 94' -
Scored: 94'


Scored: 10'
- Daniel Joyce 10'

Red: 90'
- David Scully 90'



St. Patrick's Athletic 2 - 1 Bohemians

Fri, Jun 22 2012

 

Former Bohemians striker Christy Fagan was the hero for St Patrick's Athletic as his late double saw the Saints take all three points against the Gypsies in Inchicore on Friday night.

 

Fagan struck on the 82nd minute cancelling out Daniel Joyce's wonderful 10th minute goal before scoring again on the 94th to grab a late victory.

 

St. Patrick's Athletic had the game’s first real chance on the 7th minute. A clever corner kick routine resulted in the ball reaching John Russell but from ten yards out he screwed his attempt wide of the goal.

 

Minutes later and the deadlock was broken. Bohemians central midfielder Daniel Joyce took possession of the ball 25 yards from goal and drove a shot into the top right corner despite the efforts of Brendan Clarke in the Pats goal.

 

The home side took control of the game after the opener. Ian Bermingham and Chris Forrester looked enterprising down both wings, and Darren Meenan had a chance but his low effort was easily saved by Craig Sexton.

 

After a goal stopping clearance from St Pat's Derek Pender, his teammate Luke Byrne seemingly handled Chris Forrester's goalward drive.  John Russell, Greg Bolger and Fagan were then all denied in quick succession by saves from Bohs keeper Craig Sexton.

 

Pats kept plugging away and soon after Craig Sexton got his wires crossed, allowing a Darren Meenan cross to loop over him and bounce off the post. Kevin Feely was on hand to clear the danger.

 

As the half wore on, however, St Pat’s threat began to decrease. They looked more comfortable knocking the ball around the midfield, and couldn’t find an opening in a Bohs defence that was growing into the game.

 

Just before the teams went in for the half time recess, Kevin Feely went in high on Ger O’Brien, who remained down injured. Despite the harsh tackle, it seemed as if Feely slipped into the challenge, thus only receiving a yellow card.

 

The supporters of both sides clearly have opinions on the developments this week involving the withdrawal of Monaghan United from the league. Fans of both teams displaying flags airing their opinion on the situation.

 

Bohemians seemed happy to hold what they had and for the most part of the second half St Pats were unable to break through the Gypsies barricades. Chris Forrester had a number of chances but failed to threaten the goal.

 

The introduction of James Chambers and Dean Kelly changed the game. Both St Pats goals came from Christy Fagan, but the midfield play of James Chambers started both moves. Firstly, he fed Dean Kelly on the 82nd minute, whose shot came back off the crossbar for Fagan to smash home.

 

Before St Pats could win the game however, Dave Scully managed to get himself sent off for a second bookable offence.  His challenge on Ger O’Brien seemed weak, but referee Alan Kelly deemed it bad enough for a second yellow.

 

Then, just as it seemed to be over, James Chambers bustled his way through the Bohs backline to fire a shot at goal, which was blocked by Keith Buckley’s arm. Referee Kelly awarded a corner instead.  The resulting corner was cleared, and when Sean O’Connor swung the ball back in, Christy Fagan was there to nod home.

 

 

St. Patrick's Athletic: Brendan Clarke; Ger O’Brien, Conor Kenna, Kenny Browne, Ian Bermingham; John Russell, Greg Bolger, Jake Carroll (James Chambers, 67) ; Christopher Forrester (Dean Kelly, 80), Christy Fagan, Darren Meenan (Sean O’Connor, 60).

Subs Not Used: Barry Murphy, Aidan Price, Jake Kelly, Pat Flynn.

Bookings: None.

 

Bohemians: Craig Sexton; Derek Pender, David Mulcahy, Kevin Feely, Luke Byrne; Keith Buckley, Adam Martin (Stephen Traynor, 46), Ryan McEvoy, Danny Joyce (Roberto Lopes, 80), Karl Moore (Dinny Corcoran, 46); Dave Scully.

Subs Not Used: Andy McNulty, Keith Ward, Michael Barker, Peter McMahon,

Bookings: Scully (42), Feely (45).

Sent off: Dave Scully (90) - two yellows.

 

Referee: Alan Kelly.

Attendance: 1,462

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Christy Fagan (St Pats Ath). 

 



St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Jake Carroll
Midfielder
Conor Kenna
Midfielder
John Russell
Midfielder
Christy Fagan
82Scored: 82'
94Scored: 94'
Forward
Chris Forrester
Forward
Darren Meenan
Forward

Substitutes
James Chambers
Midfield
Pat Flynn
Defender
Jake Kelly
Midfield
Dean Kelly
Forward
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Sean O'Connor
Midfield
Aidan Price
Defender
Bohemians
Craig Sexton
Goalkeeper
Derek Pender
Defender
Dave Mulcahy
Defender
Kevin Feely
Defender
44Booked: 44'
Luke Byrne
Defender
Karl Moore
Midfielder
Ryan McEvoy
Midfielder
Adam Martin
Midfielder
Daniel Joyce
Midfielder
10Scored: 10'
Keith Buckley
Midfielder
David Scully
Forward
42Booked: 42'
90Sent off: 90'

Substitutes
Stephen Traynor
Midfield
Andrew McNulty
Goalkeeper
Peter McMahon
Midfield
Roberto Lopes
Defender
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
Michael Barker
Defender
Keith Ward
Midfield


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