FAI R2
Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 24, 2018
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
Att:
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Scored: 5'
- Darragh Leahy 5'

Peno Miss: 49'
- JJ Lunney 49'

Scored: 77'
- Eoghan Stokes 77'



FAI Cup Report: Galway United 0 - 2 Bohemians

Fri, Aug 24 2018

Eoghan Stokes Credit: Michael P Ryan

Pete Kelly reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

Bohemians proved too strong for a much improved Galway United at Eamonn Deacy Park in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup in front of 733 spectators, a third of whom were visiting supporters, on Friday night.

Galway’s worst nightmare came to pass when they conceded an early goal to Bohemians. Just six minutes in Darragh Leahy’s strike was very fortunate when his cross drifted over Tadhg Ryan in the Galway goal and into the top corner. 

The visitors would go on to totally dominate possession in the opening half and only some resolute defending kept the score at the minimum.  On 20 minutes there was total mayhem in the Galway penalty area as Bohs had several efforts blocked with last ditch tackles as the home side rode their luck.

Galway manager Alan Murphy moved Robbie Williams into a holding midfield role soon after and this change seemed to steady the ship a bit although the lion’s share of possession remained with the Dublin outfit. 

Galway got to half time, with precious little ball and almost no chances, while Bohs looked a slick and well organised team.

Conor Melody was introduced at half time for Sean Russell and Galway definitely came more into the game – however that improvement looked dead and gone on 49 mins when Bohs were awarded a penalty and a yellow card shown to Williams. However JJ Lunney hit his effort more or less straight at Tadhg Ryan.

Eight minutes later Ryan was in action again as he tipped Keith Buckley’s effort onto the bar and as Galway crept into the game there was some hope for the home side. Conor Barry, Galway’s best player on the night, was showing some nice touches as well as a high work rate.

Eoin McCormack had Galway’s best chance on 69 minutes but his header was cleared off the line as for once he managed to beat Shane Supple.

The game was settled in somewhat controversial circumstances on 77 minutes when Marc Ludden was adjudged to have fouled and picked up a yellow card – it seemed a very soft award. However substitute Eoghan Stokes took full advantage as he clipped the free to the back of the net.

The game was then effectively over but McCormack did have one more chance – blocked, as Galway refused to give up.

Bohemians march on – they looked like a well organised outfit, with no little skill and ability. For Galway the consolation was some restored pride.

Galway United: Tadhg Ryan, Chris Horgan, Evan Murphy, (Aaron Conway 89) Stephen Walsh Robbie Williams (Wilson Waweru 85), Marc Ludden, Sean Russell, (Conor Melody h/t) Ryan Connolly, Conor Barry, Carlton Ubaezuonu, Eoin McCormack.

Subs Not Used: Connor Gleeson, Alex Byrne, Dara Mulgannon, Evan Coyne

Bohemians: Shane Supple, Derek Pender, Dan Casey, Ian Morris, Darragh Leahy, Kevin Devaney, Keith Buckley, JJ Lunney, Daniel Kelly (Daniel Grant 61) Dinny Corcoran (Ryan Masterson 85) Keith Ward (Eoghan Stokes 71)

Subs Not Used: Sean Bohan, Rob Cornwall, Oscar Brennan, Patrick Kirk

Referee: Robert Hennessey

Attendance: 733

Extratime man of the Match: Darragh Leahy (Bohemians)



Galway United
Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
Robbie Williams
49Booked: 49'
Defender
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Evan Murphy
89'
89Subbed Off: 89'
Defender
Marc Ludden
77Booked: 77'
Defender
Christopher Horgan
Defender
Carlton Ubaezuonu
Midfielder
Sean Russell
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Ryan Connolly
Midfielder
Conor Barry
Forward

Substitutes
Wilson Waweru
Midfield
Dara Mulgannon
Forward
Conor Melody
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Connor Gleeson
Goalkeeper
Evan Coyne
Midfield
Aaron Conway
89'
89Subbed On: 89'
Defender
Alex Byrne
Midfield
Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Derek Pender
Defender
Darragh Leahy
Defender
5Scored: 5'
Dan Casey
Defender
69Booked: 69'
Ian Morris
Midfielder
JJ Lunney
Midfielder
49Peno Miss: 49'
Kevin Devaney
Midfielder
Keith Ward
Midfielder
Daniel Kelly
Forward 61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Dinny Corcoran
Forward 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'

Substitutes
Eoghan Stokes
Forward
77Scored: 77'
Ryan Masterson
Forward
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Patrick Kirk
Defender
Daniel Grant
Forward
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Oscar Brennan
Midfield
Sean Bohan
Goalkeeper


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