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Date: 7:45 p.m. June 23, 2017
Venue: Dalymount Park
Ref: Ray Matthews
Att: 1,606
TV:

Keith Ward 10' -
Scored: 10'


Dinny Corcoran 81' -
Scored: 81'




League Report: Bohemians 2 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Sat, Jun 24 2017

Bohs were lively in front of the Thin Lizzy mural in Dalymount on Friday night Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

Bohemians jumped up into sixth place after a goal in each half gave the Phibsboro men a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sligo Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division at Dalymount Park.

 

After a scrappy opening on an overcast evening in the capital, the home side were awarded a free kick in the ninth minute. Keith Ward’s long-range delivery was misjudged by Sligo’s goalkeeper Micheál Schlingermann and the ball ended up in the roof of the net.

 

Sligo responded well to that early reverse and forced a number of corners without really threatening an equaliser. Long serving attacker Rafaele Cretaro was presented with a gilt-edged opportunity three minutes from the break. Cretaro met Regan Donelon’s beautiful cross field ball first time but his shot was wide.

 

Shortly after half-time, Cretaro linked well with Jonah Ayunga but the Kenyan’s effort flew outside the frame of the goal. Ward might have had his second goal in the 56th minute but could only find the side netting.

 

Three minutes later Paddy Kavanagh went close for the home team with a full-blooded drive that just cleared the crossbar.

 

Superb defensive work by Bohs kept their line intact as Michael Leahy and Liam Martin were foiled in quick succession by Oscar Brennan and Shane Supple respectively.

 

In the 81st minute, Sligo were again undone by defensive frailty. An error left Dinny Corcoran in the clear from Derek Pender’s long pass and Bohs leading scorer pounced to net his tenth of the season.

 

Still Rovers refused to wilt and Tobi Adebayo-Rowling produced a brilliant injury time shot, which was denied by a flying save from the impressive Shane Supple. Kieran Sadlier also went close with a 30-yard free kick. Sligo forced nine corners to just two for Bohs but couldn’t make the breakthrough.

 

It is a second win on the bounce for resurgent Bohemians. Keith Long’s charges are unbeaten in four and with Izzy Akinade making a return off the bench after his operation, the mood around Dalymount Park is upbeat.

 

Bohemians: Shane Supple; Derek Pender (c), Warren O’Hora, Dan Byrne, Ian Morris; Keith Ward (Philip Gannon 84), Paddy Kavanagh (Lorcan Fitzgerald 87), Oscar Brennan, Fuad Sule, George Poynton; Dinny Corcoran (Ismahil Akinade 91).

Subs not used: Greg Murray (GK), Stephen Donnelly, Eoghan Morgan, Kaleem Simon.

Booked: Warren O’Hora, George Poynton.

 

Sligo Rovers: Micheál Schlingermann; Tobbi Adebayo Rowling, Regan Donelon, Michael Leahy, Kyle Callan McFadden; Daniel Kearns (Liam Martin ’27), Kieran Sadlier, Gary Boylan, John Russell (c); Raffaele Cretaro, Jonah Ayunga (Mikey Place ’86).

Subs not used:, Shaun Patton (GK), Chris Kenny, Craig Roddan, Seamus Sharkey.

Booked: Jonah Ayunga, Kyle Callan McFadden, Liam Martin.

 

Referee: Ray Matthews (Longford).

Attendance: 1,800 (estimate).

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Shane Supple (Bohemians).



Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Derek Pender
Defender
Warren O'Hora
30Booked: 30'
Defender
Ian Morris
Defender
Daniel Byrne
Defender
Keith Ward
10Scored: 10'
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
Midfielder
Fuad Sule
Midfielder
George Poynton
41Booked: 41'
Midfielder
Paddy Kavanagh
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Midfielder
Oscar Brennan
90Booked: 90'
Midfielder
Dinny Corcoran
81Scored: 81'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Forward

Substitutes
Kaleem Simon
Midfield
Greg Murray
Goalkeeper
Eoghan Morgan
Midfield
Philip Gannon
84'
84Subbed On: 84'
Midfield
Lorcan Fitzgerald
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
Defender
Stephen Best
Defender
Ismahil Akinade
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Forward
Sligo Rovers
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
Kyle McFadden
Defender
71Booked: 71'
Mick Leahy
Defender
Regan Donelon
Defender
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
Defender
Gary Boylan
Midfielder
John Russell
Midfielder
Kieran Sadlier
Midfielder
Daniel Kearns
Forward 63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Raffaele Cretaro
Forward
Jonah Ayunga
Forward
28Booked: 28'
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'

Substitutes
Shaun Patton
Goalkeeper
Liam Martin
Midfield
63Subbed On: 63'
63'
90Booked: 90'
Chris Kenny
Midfield
Michael Place
Midfield
86Subbed On: 86'
86'
Craig Roddan
Midfield
Seamus Sharkey
Defender


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