LS Cup R4
Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 22, 2016
Venue: United Park
Ref:
Att: 150 (est)
TV:

Scored: 37'
- Kurtis Byrne 37'

Scored: 78'
- Anto Murphy 78'

Scored: 90'
- Ismahil Akinade 90'



Leinster Senior Cup Report: Drogheda United 0 - 3 Bohemians

Tue, Feb 23 2016

Ismahil Akinade fights for a header during last night's victory. Credit: Michael P Ryan

Bohemians were the visitors at United Park in this early season Leinster Senior Cup tie, with First Division side Drogheda United eager to impress as they head into their league campaign in March having recently been relegated from the Premier Division, while Bohs on the other hand are looking to build on last season’s European push.

 

Bohemians got the game underway in icy conditions at United and it was Drogheda who mustered up the first chance of the contest when Deasy beat Prendergast and played a ball to Sam O’Connor on the edge of the box, but his shot went narrowly over the cross bar.

 

The Gypsies responded with Kelly and Fitzgerald combining before Fitzgerald fizzed a ball across the face of the goal, but Lloyd Buckley was on hand to sweep away the danger on the edge of the six-yard box.

 

Bohs were piling on the pressure on the First Division side and should have took the lead in the 13th minute. Aaron Molloy misplaced a pass which fell to Kurtis Byrne’s feet, he then raced towards goal and unleashed a strike, which went well wide of the target to his dismay.

 

Drogheda had a great goal scoring opportunity of their own in the 20th minute when Molloy dispossessed Eoin Wearen in the middle of the park and played a perfect through ball for Mark Doyle, but his powerful strike was well saved by Dean Delaney in the home sides’ goal.

 

The game was being played at a frantic pace and this time Bohs nearly took the lead in spectacular fashion in the 25th minute when Kelly’s deflected cross fell to Lopes who was waiting on the edge of the box, and his perfectly hit volley flew just wide of the post.

 

Bohemians then took the lead in the 35th after a quiet spell in the game from both teams. And it Kurtis Byrne who bagged a goal on his competitive debut when Quigley sent him through on goal with a wonderful through ball allowing his teammate to slot home under the goalkeeper to give Bohs a 1-0 lead.

 

Drogheda responded when Sam O’Connor was fouled by Anto Murphy, and Aaron Molloy stepped up to take it with his effort whistling past the near post.

 

Kurits Byrne was causing problems for the Drogheda defence, and he nearly added his and Bohs second of the game in the dying moments of the first half. He collected the ball from Kelly in the box, and he held off the defending Cooney before lashing a strike goalwards which just missed the bottom corner and went wide of the post, as the referee blew the whistle to end the first half.

 

Drogheda controlled the early exchanges of the second half and Mark Doyle was close to netting an equaliser. He picked up the ball on the corner of the box and managed to get his shot off, but the ball went over the bar.

 

Bohs couldn’t get into the game in the second half and Sam O’Connor nearly scored the equaliser in the 59th minute when he made use of a loose ball in the middle of the box and unleashed a deadly strike which was well saved again by Dean Delaney in the Bohs goal.

 

Bohs managed to add a second goal in the 78th minute through Anto Murphy when he headed home from a set piece at the back post when Fitzgerald whipped in a beautiful cross.

 

The Gypsies then put the game to bed in the 90th minute when Akinade raced onto the end of a cross field pass from Anto Murphy, and he chipped the on rushing goalkeeper to finally see out the game for the visitors, as the referee blew the whistle to end an entertaining encounter at United Park.

 

 

Drogheda United: Patrick Dunican (GK), Colm Deasy, Niall Cooney ©, Lloyd Buckley, Jake Hyland, Sean Brennan (Eoin Kirwan 78), Sam O’Connor, Derek Doyle, Luke Gallagher, Aaron Molloy (Liam Donnelly 80), Mark Doyle (Aaron Ashe 78).

Subs not used: Jamie Hickey (GK), Sean Thornton, Jamie McGlynn.

Yellow Cards: Sean Brennan (45)

 

Bohemians: Dean Delaney (GK), Derek Pender ©, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Roberto Lopes, Derek Prendergast, Eoin Wearen (Dano Byrne 78), Mark Quigley (Ismahil Akindade 66), Kurtis Byrne, Paddy Kavanagh, Jake Kelly (Keith Buckley 46), Anto Murphy.

Subs Not Used: Lee Steacy (GK), Stephen Best, Dylan Hayes, Adam Evans

Yellow Cards: Eoin Wearen (29) Kurtis Byrne (61)

 

Referee: Simon Rogers

Attendance:150 (estimate)

ExtraTime.Ie man of the match: Dean Delaney (Bohemians)

 

See a selection of photos from the game as taken by Larry McQuillan and Michael P Ryan by clicking here.



Drogheda United
Patrick Dunican
Goalkeeper
Lloyd Buckley
Defender
Niall Cooney
Defender
Colm Deasy
Defender
Derek Doyle
Defender
Sean Brennan
45Booked: 45'
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Midfielder
Mark Doyle
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Midfielder
Luke Gallagher
Midfielder
Jake Hyland
Midfielder
Aaron Molloy
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Midfielder
Sam O'Connor
Forward

Substitutes
Aaron Ashe
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Forward
Eoghan Dempsey
Defender
Liam Donnelly
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Forward
Jamie Hickey
Goalkeeper
Eoin Kirwan
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Midfield
Jamie McGlynn
Defender
Sean Thornton
Midfield
Bohemians
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Derek Pender
Defender
Roberto Lopes
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Eoin Wearen
Midfielder
28Booked: 28'
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Anto Murphy
Midfielder
78Scored: 78'
Jake Kelly
Midfielder
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfielder
Kurtis Byrne
Midfielder
37Scored: 37'
61Booked: 61'
Mark Quigley
Forward 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'

Substitutes
Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
Dylan Hayes
Defender
Adam Evans
Forward
Daniel Byrne
Defender
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
Keith Buckley
Midfield
Stephen Best
Defender
Ismahil Akinade
Forward
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
90Scored: 90'


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