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Date: 7:45 p.m. June 28, 2019
Venue: Regional Sports Centre
Att: 1,523

Michael Barker 37' -
OG: 37'


OG: 22'
- Rory Feely 22'

Scored: 90'
- Michael Barker 90' + 1'


League Report: Waterford 1 - 2 Bohemians

Sun, Jun 30 2019

RSC Waterford Credit: Michael P Ryan

Michael Barker's 93rd-minute winner snatched all three points for Bohemians as they beat Waterford 2-1 at the RSC on Friday night.

A Rory Feely own goal had given visitors Bohemians the lead before Barker put through his own net to equalise. But it was Barker that struck a late winner.

Waterford were first to threaten but neither Shane Duggan and Bastien Hery could find the net with early opportunities. 

For the visitors, Danny Mandroiu had two chances in 60 seconds minute; Matthew Connor saving his first strike before his long-range effort hit the top of the crossbar.

Waterford had strong appeals for a penalty turned down after a handball before Keith Long’s team took the lead. Danny Mandroiu and Conor Levingston linked up on the edge of the penalty area before playing Luke Wade Slater in down the right and his shot struck Rory Feely on its way to the back of the net for the opener.

But the Blues levelled 15 minutes after falling behind. Rory Feely made ground down the right and his dangerous cross struck Bohs defender Michael Barker and found the bottom corner with striker Dean Walsh looking to score.

John Martin’s driven cross found Walsh on the stroke of half time but Bohs 'keeper Talbot made a good low save as the sides went in 1-1 at the break.

The first real chance of the second half fell to Waterford’s Walsh but he fired wide, before Gypsies goalkeeper Talbot saved well from Feely’s good run.

Keith Buckley headed over Connor’s crossbar from Paddy Kirk’s cross before Cory Galvin couldn’t beat Talbot.

And it was Bohemians who grabbed a late winner as Danny Mandroiu’s low corner found the run of defender Barker and he fired into the bottom corner to grab all three points.

Waterford: Matthew Connor, Rory Feely, Damien Delaney, Maxi Kouogun, Rob Slevin, Shane Duggan, Karolis Chvedukas (Shane Griffin 87), JJ Lunney, Bastien Héry, John Martin (Cory Galvin 64), Dean Walsh

Bohemians: James Talbot, Derek Pender, Keith Ward (Ryan Graydon 73), Conor Levingston (Scott Allardice 73), Keith Buckley, James Finnerty, Danny Mandroiu, Paddy Kirk (Darragh Leahy 84), Michael Barker, Ryan Swan, Luke Wade Slater

Referee: Paul McLaughlin


Waterford
Matthew Connor
Goalkeeper
Maxim Kouogun
Defender
Rory Feely
22OG: 22'
Defender
Shane Duggan
Defender
Damien Delaney
Defender
JJ Lunney
Midfielder
Bastien Hery
Midfielder
Karolis Chvedukas
Midfielder
Rob Slevin
Forward
John Martin
Forward
Dean Walsh
Forward

Substitutes
Darragh Power
Defender
Paul Martin
Goalkeeper
Regix Madika
Midfield
Shane Griffin
Midfield
Cory Galvin
Forward
Kenny Browne
Defender
Daryl Walsh
Midfield
Bohemians
James Talbot
Goalkeeper
Michael Barker
Defender
37OG: 37'
90Scored: 90'
James Finnerty
Defender
Patrick Kirk
Defender
Derek Pender
Defender
Keith Buckley
Midfielder
Conor Levingston
Midfielder
Daniel Mandroiu
Midfielder
Luke Wade-Slater
Midfielder
Keith Ward
Midfielder
Ryan Swan
Forward

Substitutes
Scott Allardice
Midfield
Sean Bohan
Goalkeeper
Sam Byrne
Forward
Ryan Graydon
Forward
Darragh Leahy
Defender
Andy Lyons
Defender
Robbie McCourt
Defender