League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 8 p.m. Sept. 10, 2012
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Ref: Paul McLaughlin
Att: 3,500 (est)

Goal - Kevin Devaney 45'



Shamrock Rovers 0 - 1 Bohemians

Tue, Sep 11 2012

Credit: Eddie Lennon

Kevin Devaney was the Bohemians hero on Monday night as his 44th minute goal proved the winner in a compelling Dublin derby against Shamrock Rovers.

 

Rovers were the dominant side in the earliest stages but it was Bohemians who first threatened to score, Keith Ward shooting narrowly wide before Devaney headed a Keith Buckley cross wide at the far post. Ward then hit a free off the stanchion behind the Rovers goal, and all this before the home side had caught sight of the Bohemians goal.

 

Devaney almost picked out Buckley with a low ball into the danger area in the 20th minute but to the home fans’ relief Oscar Jansson got there first, palming the ball out in to the box and, ultimately, to safety.

 

It wasn’t until the 29th minute that the home side first threatened seriously, when Pat Sullivan whipped in a daisy-cutter that would surely have been turned in from close range by Gary Twigg were it not for the timely intervention of Kevin Feely.

 

Twigg then had another shot blocked away by Feely before cracked a half volley over the bar from Shane O’Connor’s cross. With the first half drawing to a close Rovers were now on top and in the 37th minute Thomas Stewart drove a first time effort against Greg Murray’s crossbar. Feely then beat away two successive strikes from Gary McCabe and it seemed only a matter of time until Rovers scored.

 

But the breakthrough, when it came just a minute before half-time, fell to Bohemians. It came from Ward’s free kick wide on the left, aimed at the towering figure of Evan McMillan lurking on the edge of the six yard box. McMillan missed it, but the ball bounced off Jansson and into the path of Devaney who drove home from eight yards.

 

Two minutes after the restart Ward might have added a second when Ken Oman presented him with the ball on the edge of the Rovers box. But Ward’s snap-shot whistled right and wide of the home goal.

 

Moments later and Twigg hit the Bohemians bar for the second time that evening. He latched on to a flick-on from Stewart but his hooked shot bounced back out and was cleared by Feely.

 

Rovers continued to press, looking for an equaliser, but Bohemians were impressively composed under attack and Feely continued to dominate as Rovers threw everything forwards.

 

Ciaran Kilduff and Killian Brennan came on for the Hoops as Stephen Kenny sought a way back for his team. Ronan Finn saw couple of efforts deflected away and then Bohs almost snatched another on the counter attack. Pender sent substitute Ken Carr racing through on goal and only a superb save from Jansson kept his side in the game.

 

Rovers kept going until the final whistle with a number of half chances slipping b in the dying minutes. Ken Oman might have done better than direct the ball straight at Murray when Feely slipped and allowed him sight of goal, but when the whistle came it heralded three deserved points for the visitors.

 

 

Shamrock Rovers: Oscar Jansson; Pat Sullivan, Ken Oman, Colin Hawkins, Shane O’Connor; Gary McCabe (Ciaran KIlduff 60), Ronan Finn, Stephen Rice, Billy Dennehy (Killian Brennan 74); Gary Twigg, Thomas Stewart (Aaron Greene 82).
Subs not used: Reyaad Pieterse, Kerrea Gilbert, Conor McCormack, Daryl Kavanagh.

Booked: Oman (44), Rice (68), Sullivan (90+2).

 

Bohemians: Greg Murray; Michael Barker, Evan McMillan, Kevin Feely, Roberto Lopes; Keith Buckley, Keith Ward (John O’Connor 90+2), Derek Pender, Dave Mulcahy, Karl Moore (Andy Mulligan 67); Kevin Devaney (Ken Carr 83).
Subs not used: Andy McNulty, Luke Byrne, Stephen Traynor, Dave Scully.

Booked: Buckley (86).

 

Referee: Paul McLaughlin.

Attendance: 3,500 (estimate).

Extratime Man of the Match: Kevin Feely (Bohemians).

 



Shamrock Rovers
Oscar Jannson
Goalkeeper
Colin Hawkins
Defender
Shane O'Connor
Defender
Ken Oman
44Booked: 44'
Defender
Pat Sullivan
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Gary McCabe
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Stephen Rice
68Booked: 68'
Midfielder
Thomas Stewart
Forward
Gary Twigg
Forward

Substitutes
Conor McCormack
Midfield
Ciaran Kilduff
Forward
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward
Aaron Greene
Forward
Kerrea Gilbert
Defender
Killian Brennan
Midfield
Reyaad Pieterse
Goalkeeper
Bohemians
Greg Murray
Goalkeeper
Dave Mulcahy
Defender
Roberto Lopes
Defender
Kevin Feely
Defender
Keith Ward
Midfielder
Derek Pender
Midfielder
Karl Moore
Midfielder
Keith Buckley
Midfielder
86Booked: 86'
Michael Barker
Midfielder
Evan McMillan
Forward
Kevin Devaney
Forward
45Scored: 45'

Substitutes
Stephen Traynor
Midfield
David Scully
Forward
John O'Connor
Forward
Andy Mulligan
Midfield
Andrew McNulty
Goalkeeper
Ken Carr
Forward
Luke Byrne
Defender


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