Prem
Date: 8 p.m. July 22, 2016
Venue: Dalymount Park
Att: 1,177

Scored: 10'
- Rory Patterson 10'


League Report: Bohemians 0 - 1 Derry City

Sat, Jul 23 2016

Rory Patterson (middle) celebrates his goal with teammates. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

Derry City's march towards Europe continues after the Candystripes were deserved 1-0 winners over a poor Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

 

Rory Patterson bundled home his ninth goal of the season with just ten minutes on the goal for what would ultimately prove to be the highlight of an entertaining, if low quality, game.

 

The hosts had started the game like a team playing for their places in the team, Keith Long having made five changes – two of them enforced – from the team beaten 3-1 in the Dublin Derby last week.

 

He dropped captain Derek Prendergast and experienced goalkeeper Dean Delany, meaning that there were recalls for Eoin Wearen, Ayman Ben Mohamed and Paddy Kavanagh, while Shane Supple and Ian Morris made their debut and first start respectively.

 

They created most of the early running, Eoin Wearen just slightly overcooking a pass that would have sent Ismahil Akinade clear, while Akinade used his strength to create another chance to Ger Doherty got out quickly to block.

 

Kenny Shiels, too, made changes, promoting Josh Daniels and Lukas Schubert to the wing positions, both having made positive contributions from the bench in the 4-0 win over Longford Town.

 

And it was Daniels who started the move that led to the only goal, finding Aaron McEneff, who played in Conor McCormack to lay it on a plate for the predatory former Northern Ireland international.

 

Even so, there was an element of luck about it as Patterson's shot seemed to deflect off his standing foot and loop over the helpless and hapless debutant in the Bohemians goal.

 

Bohemians responded by pouring forward in search of a goal of their own, and after doing well to find himself space in the box, Ismahil Akinade just lacked the finish as he headed wide from Jake Kelly's corner.

 

And he looked certain to score moments later when Derek Pender swung a magnificent ball into the box from wide on the right, but Niclas Vemmelund – playing in place of the suspended Ryan McBride – did brilliantly to head clear.

 

And Doherty had to be at full stretch to deny Wearen when the midfielder smashed a shot from 25 yards that the Derryman could only touch over the bar.

 

Alas it was City who finished the first half stronger, and Patterson should have made it two from Lukas Schubert's cross – after the excellent McEneff had won a 50/50 in the Bohs half – but his header was weak.

 

And on the stroke of half-time, Barry McNamee had a chance to capitalise on a rare mistake from 38-year-old Dave Mulcahy, but his final pass to the inrushing Daniels was poor and the chance was lost.

 

The Candystripes emerged for the second half a more cautious side, and despite an array of attacking players Bohemians struggled to create any openings, and the one they did that saw Kelly rustle the net was rightly ruled offside.

 

There were opportunities on the counter for Derry, and Schubert caught Morris badly out of position before cutting inside and shooting on his right foot, but his effort lacked the power to trouble Supple.

 

And moments later McNamee found the impressive McCormack on a late surge into the area, but the Carlingford man lacked the required height to get over the ball and steer his header on target.

 

Long introduced Mark Quigley in place of Kelly, and the substitute should have equalised when he pounced on a poor back-header from Vemmelund, but his attempted lob was well-saved by Doherty.

 

And McCormack was again at the centre of the action as he was picked out by a low McNamee cross towards the back post, but his acrobatic volley flew just wide to deny what would have been a spectacular goal.

 

Amazingly, Bohemians should have secured an unlikely, and undeserved, equaliser five minutes into injury time but Morris couldn't sort his feet out quickly enough to tap into an empty net from Ben Mohamed's centre.

 

Bohemians: Shane Supple; Derek Pender, Dan Byrne, Dave Mulcahy, Ian Morris; Roberto Lopes, Eoin Wearen (Kurtis Byrne 73), Jake Kelly (Mark Quigley 57), Paddy Kavanagh (Marco Chindea 89), Ayman Ben Mohamed; Ismahil Akinade.

Subs not used: Dean Delaney (gk), Derek Prendergast, Jason Caffrey, Warren O'Hora.

Booked: Jake Kelly (49), Dan Byrne (83).

 

Derry City: Ger Doherty; Conor McDermott, Niclas Vemmelund, Aaron Barry, Dean Jarvis; Conor McCormack, Aaron McEneff, Barry McNamee, Lukas Schubert, Josh Daniels (Nathan Boyle 73); Rory Patterson (Jordan Allen 90).

Subs not used: Shaun Patton (gk), Patrick McClean, Harry Monaghan, Keith Ward, Ronan Curtis.

Booked: Rory Patterson (22), Aaron McEneff (48).

 

Referee: Neil Doyle.

Attendance: 1,177.

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Aaron McEneff (Derry City).

 

You can see pictures from the game as taken by Martin Doherty, Peter Fitzpatrick and Tom Beary here.


Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Derek Pender
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Dave Mulcahy
Defender
Ian Morris
Defender
Daniel Byrne
83Booked: 83'
Defender
Eoin Wearen
73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Midfielder
Roberto Lopes
Midfielder
Jake Kelly
51Booked: 51'
59'
59Subbed Off: 59'
Midfielder
Paddy Kavanagh
89'
89Subbed Off: 89'
Midfielder
Ayman Ben Mohamed
Midfielder
Ismahil Akinade
Forward

Substitutes
Mark Quigley
59'
59Subbed On: 59'
Forward
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Warren O'Hora
Defender
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Marco Chindea
89'
89Subbed On: 89'
Midfield
Jason Caffrey
Defender
Kurtis Byrne
73'
73Subbed On: 73'
Forward
Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Niclas Vemmelund
Defender
Conor McDermott
Defender
Dean Jarvis
Defender
Aaron Barry
Defender
Lukas Schubert
Midfielder
Barry McNamee
Midfielder
Aaron McEneff
Midfielder
49Booked: 49'
Conor McCormack
Midfielder
Joshua Daniels
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Rory Patterson
Forward
10Scored: 10'
22Booked: 22'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'

Substitutes
Keith Ward
Midfield
Shaun Patton
Goalkeeper
Harry Monaghan
Midfield
Patrick McClean
Defender
Ronan Curtis
Forward
Nathan Boyle
Forward
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
Jordan Allan
Midfield
90Subbed On: 90'
90'