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Date: 7:45 p.m. May 26, 2017
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
Ref: Ben Connolly
Att: 1,361
TV:

Ronan Murray 55' -
Scored: 55'


Scored: 5'
- Dinny Corcoran 5'

Scored: 36'
- Lorcan Fitzgerald 36'



League Report: Galway United 1 - 2 Bohemians

Fri, May 26 2017

Credit: Eddie Lennon

A balmy evening in Galway saw Bohemians emerge the victors in Eamonn Deacy Park with the Gypsies overcoming Galway United 2-1.

 

The match started off as a scrappy affair with lots of high balls and poor passing but still this tie saw an early goal.

 

Keith Ward placed a tidy through ball into the Galway box finding Dinny Corcoran. Corcoran hasn’t been shy of scoring goals so far this season, with seven Premier Division goals going into Friday night’s game, and the forward easily put the ball past Conor Winn in the Galway goal.

 

The Tribesmen were by no means off the pace initially, however, and they were able to create some decent chances. 15 minutes into the game Gary Shanahan played a clever pass to Ronan Murray in the Bohemians box but the striker’s subsequent shot was blocked down by the Bohs defence.

 

Minutes later Murray went close for Galway United when he took advantage of some poor defending by Bohemians. The striker collected the ball outside the box and blasted a shot at the goal but Shane Supple was able to fist the ball away.

 

Bohemians doubled their lead later in the first half when a George Poynton cross found its way to Lorcan Fitzgerald from the right flank. Fitzgerald smacked the ball into the bottom corner with fabulous strike to put the away side up by two goals.

 

United attempted to take hold of the game in the second half and they were rewarded with a goal after ten minutes.

 

Ronan Murray stood over a Galway United free-kick and the Belmullet man showed his confidence and struck a beautiful shot into the bottom corner of Shane Supple’s goal.

 

Just five minutes later Murray stood over another free-kick in an almost identical position but this time his shot was saved with Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple being at full stretch to tip the ball behind.

 

Bohemians were close to getting their third when it was between Keith Ward and goalkeeper Conor Winn to get to the breaking ball but the intimidating keeper got to the ball first and snuffed out any possibility of a chance for The Gypsies.

 

Galway United had a last clear cut chance when Gavan Holohan struck a dinger of a ball but only hit the woodwork.

 

Finally, deep into injury time The Tribesmen got a lifeline with a free-kick to the left of Bohemians box. Marc Ludden found imposing centre back Lee Grace in the box but the former Wexford Youths player nodded the ball over the bar.

 

No joy for Galway United as they couldn’t find an equaliser in the end. A poor first half cost The Tribesmen and Bohemians took full advantage.

 

 

Galway United: Conor Winn; Colm Horgan, Lee Grace, Stephen Folan, Marc Ludden; Gary Shanahan (Jesse Devers, 85), Gavan Holohan, David Cawley, Kevin Devaney; Ronan Murray, Vinny Faherty (Padraic Cunningham, 79).

Subs not used: Ciaran Nugent, Paul Sinnott, Alex Byrne, Conor Melody, Aaron Conway.

Booked: Vinny Faherty (31), Colm Horgan (80)

 

Bohemians: Shane Supple; Derek Pender, Lorcan Fitzgerald (Kaleem Simon, 67), Robert Cornwall, Daniel Byrne; Keith Ward (Dean Casey, 81), Oscar Brennan, Fuad Sule (Philip Gannon, 77), Ian Morris, George Poynton; Dinny Corcoran.

Subs not used: Greg Murray, Eoghan Morgan, Jamie Hamilton.

Booked: Daniel Byrne (25), Lorcan Fitzgerald (57), Keith Ward (67), Oscar Brennan (80)

 

Referee: Ben Connolly

Attendance: 1,361

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Keith Ward



Galway United
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Stephen Folan
Defender
Lee Grace
Defender
Colm Horgan
80Booked: 80'
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
David Cawley
80Booked: 80'
Midfielder
Kevin Devaney
Midfielder
Gavan Holohan
Midfielder
Gary Shanahan
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Midfielder
Vinny Faherty
31Booked: 31'
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Forward
Ronan Murray
55Scored: 55'
Forward

Substitutes
Alex Byrne
Midfield
Aaron Conway
Defender
Padraic Cunningham
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Forward
Jesse Devers
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
Forward
Conor Melody
Midfield
Ciaran Nugent
Goalkeeper
Paul Sinnott
Defender
Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Daniel Byrne
Defender
25Booked: 25'
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
36Scored: 36'
57Booked: 57'
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Derek Pender
Defender
Oscar Brennan
Midfielder
80Booked: 80'
Ian Morris
Midfielder
George Poynton
Midfielder
Fuad Sule
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Keith Ward
Midfielder
67Booked: 67'
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
5Scored: 5'

Substitutes
Dean Casey
Midfield
81Subbed On: 81'
81'
Jamie Doyle
Midfield
Philip Gannon
Midfield
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
Jamie Hamilton
Midfield
Eoghan Morgan
Midfield
Greg Murray
Goalkeeper
Kaleem Simon
Midfield
68Subbed On: 68'
68'
90Booked: 90'


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