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Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 7, 2016
Venue: Dalymount Park
Att: 3,287
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Roberto Lopes 15' -
Scored: 15'


Red: 66'
- Patrick Cregg 66'


League Report: Bohemians 1 - 0 Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Oct 08 2016

Bohs won the bragging rights over Shamrock Rovers with a 1-0 win Credit: Tom Beary

Bohemians were firmly in control in their last home game of the season as they got their hands on all three points and the local bragging rights over Shamrock Rovers with a solitary goal in the latest instalment of the historic Dublin derby.

 

The opening period almost began with a bang when Sean Boyd played a perfectly weighted through ball in to the grateful Gary Shaw who could only watch as his powerful effort from just outside the eighteen-yard box sail over the bar of Shane Supple’s goal. It was from this distance that the Hoops rare efforts where restricted to as it was apparent that the home side possessed the momentum from early on.

 

After the initial flurry of long balls and scrappy challenges in the middle of the park subsided and the game settled down there seemed to be no end to the torment Lorcan Fitzgerald continued to inflict on the Rovers defence with his balls in from play and set pieces crucially finding the forehead of Roberto Lopez who seized his fourth goal of the season rising above all else in the area and nodding the ball past Barry Murphy to put Bohemians ahead after fifteen minutes.

 

Fitzgerald’s barrage which was occasionally supported by Buckley and Pender’s forward passes found great success on the left flank consistently picking out Kavanagh and Kelly who in turn kept O’Connor and Webster busy while winning a number of corners in the process.

 

Fitzgerald’s corners where causing the Rovers defence some serious headaches with Lopes unlucky to not nab himself a carbon copy of the first goal on a couple of occasions. The lead should almost certainly have been doubled when what could only be described as a Hail Mary ball found Jake Kelly alone and clean through on the half hour mark but there was just a little too much on his attempted lob which ended up over Barry Murphy and the bar.

 

Both teams then had periods where they descended into a nice passing rhythm but lacked any sort of penetration as the first half petered out with the home side showing no signs of losing control.

 

The second half began as more of an even affair with Bohemians restricted to a half chance from a Kavanagh free kick that evaded the head of Kurtis Byrne but soon Rovers began to have the majority of possession but couldn’t muster up anything of substance, Bohs seemed comfortable living off scraps, their pressing all but stifling any burgeoning Rovers creativity, the away side appearing sluggish compared to their arch rivals.

 

It was defensively where the gulf was widest, the experienced Morris and Pender looking far more in control and crucially the Gypsies kept their heads while those in green and white continually picked up needless yellow cards as young Shane Hanney was lucky to remain on the pitch for what looked like a rugby tackle on Ian Morris but skipper Patrick Cregg proved to be the worst offender eventually receiving a second yellow card for diving after 65’ minutes, an erroneous decision which effectively summed up Rovers day at the office.

 

Both sides had a couple of half chances in the closing stages with Kurtis Byrne skidding a shot wide which definitely had Murphy beaten while in the dying embers of the game Gary Shaw thought he may have rescued a point for the Hoops only to see his headed effort land on the top of the net but the home side never looked like letting their lead slip and will undoubtedly savour this victory well into the off-season.

 

Bohemians: Shane Supple, Derek Pender, Derek Prendergast, Roperto Lopes, Ian Morris, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Eoin Wearen (Dan Byrne 85’), Keith Buckley, Kurtis Byrne (O’Halloran 75’), Jake Kelly, Patrick Kavanagh (Mark Quigley 90’).

Subs not used: Dean Delany, Stephen Best, Dylan Hayes, Dean Casey.

Yellow Cards: none.

Red Cards: none.

 

Shamrock Rovers: Barry Murphy, Simon Madden, David O’Connor, David Webster, Shane Hanney (Luke Byrne 80’), Patrick Cregg©, Brandon Mile, Gary Shaw, Sean Boyd, Dean Clarke (Aaron Bolger 70’).

Subs not used:  Luke Kiely, Conor Gleeson, Aaron Dobbs, James Doona, Darragh Gibbons.

Yellow Cards: Madden 34’ Hanney 45’ Webster 46’ McCabe 52’ Cregg 55’+65' Shaw 87’.

Red Cards: Cregg 65’.

 

Referee: Paul Tuite

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Lorcan Fitzgerald (Bohemians)

 

See pictures from the game as taken by Tom Beary and Peter Fitzpatrick here.


Bohemians
Shane Supple
Goalkeeper
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Roberto Lopes
15Scored: 15'
Defender
Derek Pender
Defender
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Keith Buckley
Midfielder
Paddy Kavanagh
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Midfielder
Jake Kelly
Midfielder
Ian Morris
Midfielder
Eoin Wearen
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Midfielder
Kurtis Byrne
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Dean Casey
Midfield
Daniel Byrne
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
Defender
Stephen Best
Defender
Dylan Hayes
Defender
Dean O'Halloran
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Midfield
Mark Quigley
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Forward
Shamrock Rovers
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Simon Madden
Defender
35Booked: 35'
Shane Hanney
Defender
45Booked: 45'
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
David O'Connor
Defender
David Webster
Defender
47Booked: 47'
Gary McCabe
Midfielder
53Booked: 53'
Patrick Cregg
Midfielder
55Booked: 55'
66Sent off: 66'
66Booked: 66'
Brandon Miele
Midfielder
Gary Shaw
Midfielder
88Booked: 88'
Dean Clarke
Forward 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Sean Boyd
Forward

Substitutes
Luke Kiely
Midfield
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
Conor Gleeson
Defender
Darragh Gibbons
Defender
James Doona
Midfield
Aaron Dobbs
Forward
Aaron Bolger
Midfield
70Subbed On: 70'
70'