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Date: 7:05 p.m. Oct. 5, 2011
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Att: 4,082

Dan Murray 32' -
Scored: 32'


Red: 44'
- Aidan Downes 44'

Scored: 60'
- Glenn Cronin 60'

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94'

FULL TIME!

It's all over at Tallaght and it ends 1-1. A bitter disappointment for Shamrock Rovers who will feel they had the better of the play. But they couldn't get through a solid Bohs defence.

94'
A free from Sullivan wide on the left bobbles about in the Bohs box and eventually falls to Dennehy who lifts his shot way over the bar.

92'
Some excellent approach play from Rovers in added time but this Bohs defence simply won't buckle.

89'
All that Rovers pressure has come to nothing so far and it looks like it will end a point apiece here. Can either side find a late winner??? There will be four added minutes at the end of this game.

88'

Yellow Card

A bizarre call from the ref as Burns seems to push Chris Turner inside the Bohs box, but a free out is awarded. And Turner is booked for his protests.

87'

Substitution

Bohs Sub - Christy Fagan is on for Chris Forrester.

86'
A wonderful bit of play from McCabe on the right as he delivers a perfect cross for Ciaran Kilduff. But his placed header from six yards bounces wide of Murphy's left hand post. What a chance!

84'

Yellow Card

Huge shouts for a penalty here as Billy Dennehy goes down inside the Bohs box but he was clearly looking for it and ref Derek Tomney is dead right to book him.

83'
Rohan Ricketts gets behind the Bohs back line and delivers a cross that the diving Kilduff just fails to connect with.

82'
Bohs win a corner as Dennehy charges down Flood's attempted cross. Stephen Hurley takes it but it's too deep and Pat Sullivan defends comfortably.

79'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Rohan Ricketts comes on for Gary O'Neill.

76'
Rovers are really pressing now but Bohs are defending stoutly and showing some signs of being able to catch the Hoops on the break. It's going to be a very tense finale to this game.

74'
A cross from the left by Paterson is met by the diving figure of Gary O'Neill but his close range header is too high and sails over the bar.

73'
A good move by Rovers is ruined by a heavy touch from O'Neill that is way too strong for McCabe to reach.

71'
Nothing has happened in the last couple of minutes but both Price and Murphy seem to be okay. Play will continue with a free kick out for Bohs.

69'
An awful collision there as Chris Turner chased a ball into the Bohs box and both Aidan Price and Barry Murphy are down hurt. The reaction from the Bohs players was immediate as they called for assistance from the sidelines and Murphy looks to be in a bad way.

67'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Chris Turner comes on for Stephen Rice.

65'
Bohs have taken great heart from the equaliser, which was somewhat against the run of play, and don't look like a team that are a man down. Rovers have a real battle on their hands to get the three points they need out of this one.

61'
That was lovely play from Anto Flood, controlling a high ball forward on his chest, turning and curling a precise ball around Dan Murray and into the path of Glen Cronin. His shot wasn't the cleanest but it was accurate enough to find the corner of Richard Brush's net.

60'

GOAL!

Bohs are level!! Glen Cronin bundles in a shot from Anto Floods pull back into the Rovers box.

58'
Pat Sullivan pops a ball over the top for McCabe to chase. But Murphy rushes out to claim the ball right on the very edge of his area.

56'

Substitution

Bohs Sub - Stephen Traynor replaces Robert Bayly.

52'
Both sides have been giving the ball away in the early stages of the second half but Rovers have just earned a free about 30 yards out as McCabe goes down under a challenge. Paterson's dead ball is headed out by Burns to Billy Dennehy but he doesn't connect with the volley and it bobbles wide.

49'
Bohs sub Stephen Hurley has taken up a position wide on the left with Chris Forrester switching to the right. Anto Flood is now alone up front.

47'
Paterson beats Forrester down the Rovers left and his chipped cross is headed onto the crossbar by Ciaran Kilduff. But the ref blows for a push and Bohs clear their lines.

46'

Second Half

Both sides make a change at the break and we are back underway now with Rovers playing towards the square.

46'

Substitution

Bohs Sub - Stephen Hurley is on for Killian Brennan.

46'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Ciaran Kilduff is on for Gary Twigg.

45'
Word from TV land is that Downes got a push and can consider himself hard done by to be sent off. It also seems that the mini-melee surrounding Twigg's challenge on Price was similarly undeserved as has been deemed by the pundits to have been a fair challenge. Of course none of that matters in the charged atmosphere of a derby.

45'

Half Time

The half time whistle goes and Rovers lead 1-0 thanks to Dan Murray's headed goal on 32 minutes.

45'
Into added time and a dennehy cross evades the Bohs centre backs to fall at McCabe's feet. I wouldn't call it a shot but his contact sent the ball rolling inches wide of the Bohemians goal.

44'

Yellow Card

A Bohs player is booked in the aftermath of Downes' sending off and I think it was Robert Bayly.

44'

Red Card

That looked very harsh but Bohemian's Aidan Downes is given a second yellow for simulation and he's off.

44'
Downes tumbles in slow motion on the edge of the Rovers box and Bohs have a free kick in a very dangerous position. Brennan hits it and Brush can only palm it onto the post. The rebound falls to Downes who goes down under a challenge and the ref blows his whistle... he's booking Downes... which means he's off.

41'
Killian Brennan has been more involved for Bohs in the last five minutes or so and the difference in the visitor's threat levels has been marked as a consequence. Just a few minutes until the break now and an animated Pat Fenlon will have a few things to say to his lads in the dressing room.

38'
Aidan Downes does extremely well out on the right to create space and get a firm low cross in to Killian Brennan. The Bohs man hit it first time from the edge of the box but didn't quite catch it right and Brush saved comfortably.

36'

Yellow Card

And another card is dished out, this time to Aidan Downes of Bohemians for a late tackle on Jim Paterson.

34'

Yellow Card

Gary Twigg is booked for what looked to me like a fifty-fifty challenge with Aidan Price. It all kicked-off then as a posse of players gathered. Pat Fenlon and Michael O'Neill also had words on the touchline. It's settled down a bit now and Price is okay after some treatment.

32'

GOAL!

Dan Murray powers home a Billy Dennehy corner to open the scoring for Shamrock Rovers!

30'
McCabe and Dennehy have switched sides for Shamrock Rovers and while they have taken control of the game they don't really look dangerous. At the moment a dogged display from Bohs would be enough to hold this game scoreless.

28'
A decent break for Bohs through Forrester on the left. He had Sulivan beaten all ends up but his chipped ball to the back post was intercepted by Dennehy. Rovers then broke themselves but a heavy touch from O'Neill ended the affair. A real waste from Rovers point of view.

26'
A great chance for Rovers as Finn nudges a Sullivan ball across goal and Gary O'Neill's header is palmed around the post by Barry Murphy in the Bohs goal.

24'
A superb run from Pat Sullivan down the left wins a corner for the Hoops. This is worked short for McCabe to get a shot away. Again, it is high and wide. The weight of possession now strongly favours Rovers. And Gary Twigg has just wasted a glorious chance, winning the ball on the byline but shooting into the side netting when he should have passed to O'Neill or McCabe in the middle.

23'
A great through ball from Dennehy finds Ronan Finn in space on the left but the midfielder allows himself to e closed down and the change is smothered. Shortly after that Finn clatters a shot from 20 yards high over the Bohemians bar.

21'
LIam Burns gets down low to head away a Jim Paterson cross from the left and Rovers are starting to wind up a bit in the past few minutes.

18'
Billy Dennehy gets the first real shot away for Rovers as Ollie Cahill's attempt to head clear was weak. Dennehy hit it on the drop and Barry Murphy got down well to save.

16'

Yellow Card

Gary McCabe is rightly booked for a poor challenge on Killian Brennan who is down getting treatment. Perhaps it's a measure of the early frustration that the champions are suffering. Neither wingers have gotten any decent ball and central mid is struggling.

15'
Stephen Rice and Ronan Finn are having words in the Rovers midfield. They seem to be covering the same angles and they really haven't got going at all.

13'
Dan Murray stands of a challenge and Robert bayly runs on to clip a ball through for Downes to chase. The covering was good and it all came to naught but it is Bohemians who look the more likely at the moment.

10'
Barry Murphy claims a looping cross from Rovers full back Jim Patterson. That's the closest we've come to a goal so far and, well, it wasn't close at all.

7'
Ronan Finn knocks a short pass from Gary McCabe straight out of play and it's fair to say that the home side haven't settled yet. The pace, as you would expect, is hectic and Bohs are defending well.

5'
Oh boy! Aidan Downes was well late on Jim Paterson there. But ref Derek Tomney keeps his card in his pocket. It's been a spicy enough start to the game.

4'
Bohs have had the better of the opening few minutes and young Chris Forrester has put in a powerful tackle on Pat Sullivan, just to let him know he's there like!

2'
Bohs have started with Flood out wide on the right and Chris Forrester on the left. Killian Brennan is playing in behind lone striker Aidan Downes.

1'

GAME ON!

Bohs get us started and the Gypsies are playing towards the square.

0'
Here come the teams! We're almost set to go here.

0'
Five minutes to go here at Tallaght and the stadium is by no means full though there'll no doubt be a last minute walk up. We're waiting for the teams to come out and the noise and atmosphere are building.

0'
We're just fifteen minutes away from kick-off in what is Shamrock Rovers penultimate home game of the 2011 season. After tonight both sides will have just three league games left; this is the time when wars are won and lost.

0'
The teams are now available to view. Rovers start with Jim Paterson at left back and Enda Stevens on the bench. Gary O'Neill and Gary Twigg both start in what should be a 4-4-2. Bohs start with Aidan Downes up front and Anto Flood either partnering him in a two man attack or taking up a post wide on the right in a five man midfield.

0'
The team sheets have just arrived and it looks like both sides will be lining out in 4-4-2 formations. We'll have them up for you in just a moment.

0'
Bohemians have yet to beat Rovers in the league this season and you can be sure they would like nothing better than to throw a curveball at the Hoop's title ambitions. And in light of Sligo's current form Michael O'Neill's men will need the three points tonight.

0'
Tallaght looks in fine fettle ahead of tonight's Dublin derby between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians. It's an earlier than usual kick-off at 7.05pm and, despite the rain earlier on, the sun is now bathing the east stand in a blaze of autumnal glory.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Bohemians



Shamrock Rovers
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Dan Murray
32Scored: 32'
Defender
Jim Paterson
Defender
Craig Sives
Defender
Pat Sullivan
Defender
Billy Dennehy
84Booked: 84'
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Gary McCabe
16Booked: 16'
Midfielder
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
Gary O'Neill
Forward
Gary Twigg
34Booked: 34'
Forward

Substitutes
CiarĂ¡n Kilduff
Forward
Conor McCormack
Midfield
Rohan Ricketts
Midfield
Karl Sheppard
Forward
Enda Stevens
Defender
Ryan Thompson
Goalkeeper
Chris Turner
88Booked: 88'
Midfield
Bohemians
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Aidan Price
Defender
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Ollie Cahill
Defender
Liam Burns
Defender
Chris Forrester
Midfielder
Anthony Flood
Midfielder
Glenn Cronin
Midfielder
60Scored: 60'
Killian Brennan
Midfielder
Robert Bayly
Midfielder
44Booked: 44'
Aidan Downes
Forward
36Booked: 36'
44Sent off: 44'

Substitutes
Stephen Traynor
Midfield
Craig Sexton
Manager
Mark O'Reilly
Defender
Ryan McEvoy
Midfield
Stephen Hurley
Midfield
Kevin Feely
Defender
Christy Fagan
Forward