Watch: This day one year ago, Danny Mandriou broke the net and Shamrock Rovers hearts as Bohs made it eight unbeaten over their derby rivals

Sun, Jun 14 2020

Mandroiu in action against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park. Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

This day one year ago, Danny Mandroiu broke Shamrock Rovers hearts and almost broke the net as he blasted the winner in a classic Dublin Derby at Dalymount Park.

The 21-year-old had already given the Gypsies the lead with a first-half penalty but it’s for his second strike, moments after Rovers had drawn level, for which he’ll be remembered.

Former Brighton & Hove Albion playmaker Mandroiu fired an unstoppable shot past Hoops keeper Alan Mannus to seal a 2-1 win for Keith Long’s side.

Dubliner Mandroiu made a name for himself during his debut season as a scorer of spectacular goals, eventually finishing with 11 to his name.

None will linger longer in the memory than the decisive strike in the league derby that extended Bohs’ unbeaten run against their closest rivals to eight games.

Mandroiu had already missed and scored a penalty in the first half when Rovers deservedly levelled things up thanks to an improvised finish from Dan Carr.

It appeared there would be only one winner from there but Mandroiu had other ideas, sending a rocket into the top corner than left Mannus with absolutely no chance.