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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 30, 2018
Venue: Dalymount Park
Att: 1,540
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Scored: 17'
- Courtney Duffus 17'



League Preview: Bohemians -v- Waterford

Mon, Apr 30 2018

Dave Webster (pictured) will miss out following his sending-off on Friday. Credit: Michael P Ryan

BOHEMIANS

Bohemians will look to take the momentum from Friday’s two-goal comeback against St Patrick’s Athletic into tonight’s meeting with Waterford (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Saints ran into a two-goal lead thanks to early goals in each half from striker Jake Keegan, but midfielder Ryan Brennan was then sent off for an apparent dive.

Dinny Corcoran pulled one back for Bohs before snatching a draw in injury time. The goal was credited to Kevin Devaney but manager Keith Long is adamant it was Corcoran’s.

“Dinny got both goals – he got the final touch on the second,” Long told the club’s official website.

“It’s important for him and will hopefully give him a confidence boost. We were off the pace in the first half. St Pat’s were first to everything at times.

“It sounds like I’m hitting pause, rewind and repeat every week but we simply have to cut out these errors.

“We need to tighten up. We’ve fallen behind in too many games. We conceded early in both halves and again that gave us another uphill struggle.

“Waterford will be very tough opponents. They’re third in the league for a reason.

“They’ve beaten us down in the RSC already. We felt we should have got something out of that game but we know we have to be at our very best.”

Captain Derek Pender and Karl Moore remain out, while Ryan Swan and Cristian Magerus are long-term absentees.

There are doubts over Shane Supple and Rob Cornwall, while Paddy Kavanagh serves an additional suspension following his sending-off in Derry.

 

WATERFORD

Waterford’s 100% home record was finally broken on Friday night as Sligo Rovers captured a point at the RSC.

Kyle McFadden’s own goal had given the Blues an early lead but Raff Cretaro equalized in first-half injury time, before David Webster saw red for Waterford late on.

Webster’s was Waterford’s fifth yellow card in their last five matches as Alan Reynolds’ side counted the cost of a poor disciplinary record.

“We didn’t reach the standards that we set and didn’t create enough chances,” Reynolds told the club’s social media channels.

The club have not provided any team news, but Webster will miss out with suspension following his sending-off, while Gavan Holohan also serves an extra one-game ban.

 

Referee: Ray Matthews

 

MATCH STATS

The sides have met once already this season, when Sander Puri’s goal helped the Blues to a 1-0 win at the RSC.

 

BETTING

Bohemians 19/10; Draw 19/10; Waterford 7/5.

PREDICTION

Bohemians 2 – 1 Waterford

 

Bohemians

Injured: Cristian Magerusan (foot), Karl Moore (knee), Derek Pender (calf), Ryan Swan (knee).

Doubtful: Rob Cornwall (back), Shane Supple (knee).

Suspended: None.

 

Waterford

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: Gavan Holohan, Dave Webster.



Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Keith Buckley
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Defender
Dan Casey
Defender
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Darragh Leahy
Defender
Oscar Brennan
75Booked: 75'
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Midfielder
Kevin Devaney
74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Midfielder
Eoghan Stokes
Midfielder
Keith Ward
Midfielder
Dylan Watts
Midfielder
Dinny Corcoran
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Bohan
Goalkeeper
Philip Gannon
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
Midfield
Daniel Grant
74'
74Subbed On: 74'
Forward
Patrick Kirk
Defender
JJ Lunney
Midfield
Rob Manley
Forward
Ian Morris
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Midfield
Waterford
Lawrence Vigouroux
Goalkeeper
Rory Feely
Defender
Derek Daly
Defender 74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Garry Comerford
Defender
Dylan Barnett
Defender
19Booked: 19'
Paul Keegan
Midfielder
Faysel Kasmi
Midfielder 81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Bastien Hery
Midfielder
Stanley Aborah
Midfielder
Courtney Duffus
Forward
17Scored: 17'
Ismahil Akinade
Forward

Substitutes
Daryl Walsh
Midfield
Sander Puri
Midfield
74Subbed On: 74'
74'
Dean O'Halloran
Midfield
John Martin
Forward
81Subbed On: 81'
81'
Jack Larkin
Midfield
Niall Corbet
Goalkeeper
Dean Walsh
Forward


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