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Date: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2018
Venue: Markets Field
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Att: 2,225
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Cian Coleman 58' -
Scored: 58'


Scored: 90'
- Eoghan Stokes 90'



League Report: Limerick 1 - 1 Bohemians

Sat, Feb 24 2018

Cian Coleman, pictured during his time with Cobh Ramblers. Credit: Steve Alfred

A late Eoghan Stokes header earned Bohemians a share of the spoils in a rather forgettable game at Markets Field. Cian Coleman had given Limerick the lead with their only shot on target, but they failed to hold on as Bohs’ pressure eventually told.


The hosts were able to name the same starting eleven that secured victory in Sligo, Bohemians meanwhile brought in Stokes and Philip Gannon who featured from the bench in the 3-1 victory over Shamrock Rovers.

 

The first half was truly forgettable. Neither side had the composure to play passing football. The ball spent too much time in the cold Limerick sky and not enough time near either penalty area. Brendan Clarke was called into action once, when reacting quickly to deny Keith Buckley who drilled a shot from a tight angle.

 

The hosts failed to deal with the industrious Mark O’Sullivan, who battled against Dan Casey and Rob Cornwall throughout. Stokes was busy for Bohemians, but on his first start for the club was unable to link up with Dinny Corcoran often enough to impact the game.

 

The game came to life shortly after the interval with the visitors looking more likely but it was Limerick who struck first.

 

The goal arrived after a swift Limerick attack. Daniel Kearns fed Billy Dennehy, his left-foot right wing cross found Shane Duggan, whose shot rebounded to Cian Coleman to tap home.

 

The hosts looked to play on the counter attack in the final half-hour and almost held on to their delicate lead. Bohs failed throughout to test Brendan Clarke but it was recent signing Stokes who notched the crucial goal.

 

The ball was chipped by Derek Pender to Rob Cornwall who headed across goal for Stokes to head into the top corner. He celebrated in front of the bulk of the 2,225 with a knee slide. Blues’ fans booed the lack of an offside flag; however, it appeared Cornwall stayed narrowly onside.

 

In a game that wasn’t a great advertisement for the league, a share of the spoils was arguably correct. Limerick travel to Dundalk on Tuesday, while Bohemians welcome Derry City to Dublin 7.

 

Limerick: Brendan Clarke; Shaun Kelly, Tony Whitehead, Darren Dennehy, Shane Tracy; Cian Coleman, Eoin Wearen, Shane Duggan ©, Billy Dennehy, Daniel Kearns (Danny Morrissey 86); Mark O’Sullivan (Connor Ellis 75)

Subs not used: Tommy Holland (gk), Killian Cantwell, Will Fitzgerald, Colm Walsh- O’Loghlen, Clyde O’Connell.

Booked: None

 

Bohemians: Shane Supple; Derek Pender, Darragh Leahy, Dan Casey, Rob Cornwall; Phillip Gannon, Oscar Brennan (Ian Morris 77), Keith Buckley (JJ Lunney 87), Paddy Kavanagh (Karl Moore, 68), Eoghan Stokes; Dinny Corcoran.

Subs Not Used: Colin McCabe (gk), Dan Byrne, John Ross Wilson, Dylan Watts.

Booked: Gannon (78)

 

Referee: Ray Matthews

Attendance: 2,225

ExtraTime.ie Man of the Match: Cian Coleman (Limerick)



Limerick
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Darren Dennehy
Defender
Shaun Kelly
Defender
Shane Tracy
Defender
Tony Whitehead
Defender
Shane Duggan
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Cian Coleman
58Scored: 58'
Midfielder
Eoin Wearen
Midfielder
Daniel Kearns
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Forward
Mark O'Sullivan
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Connor Ellis
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Killian Cantwell
Defender
William Fitzgerald
Forward
Tommy Holland
Goalkeeper
Danny Morrissey
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
Forward
Clyde O'Connell
Midfield
Colm Walsh O'Loghlen
Forward
Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Dan Casey
Defender
Darragh Leahy
Defender
Derek Pender
Defender
Philip Gannon
Midfielder
77Booked: 77'
Keith Buckley
Midfielder 87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Oscar Brennan
Midfielder 76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfielder 68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
Eoghan Stokes
Forward
90Scored: 90'

Substitutes
Daniel Byrne
Defender
JJ Lunney
Midfield
87Subbed On: 87'
87'
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Karl Moore
Midfield
68Subbed On: 68'
68'
Ian Morris
Midfield
76Subbed On: 76'
76'
Dylan Watts
Midfield
John Ross Wilson
Defender


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