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Date: 5:45 p.m. Oct. 9, 2020
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Andre Wright 16' -
Scored: 16'


Daniel Grant 20' -
Scored: 20'


Andre Wright 52' -
Scored: 52'



League Report: Bohemians 3 - 0 Cork City

Fri, Oct 09 2020

Bohs warming up ahead of kick off against Cork City Credit: Conor Ryan

John Manning reports from Dalymount Park

Bohemians guaranteed European football at Dalymount Park for next season with a comfortable 3-0 win against Premier Division strugglers Cork City thanks to goals from Andre Wright either side of a Danny Grant strike.

It was another impressive outing for Keith Long’s men, whose fourth successive win keeps them in second place in the table behind Shamrock Rovers and poised to take the advantage over the Hoops in the unlikely event of a slip-up by their cross-city rivals

By contrast, City failed to achieve any bounce from the managerial change midweek and seem destined for the automatic relegation spot.

Before kick-off, a minute’s applause was held in memory of former Bohs stalwart Robbie Brunton and Cork City founder Jim Hennebry as a torrential rain shower hammered down.

That deluge left the visitors playing into the wind and rain early on. Ironically, the elements appeared to hinder the home side initially as a number of attacks broke down on foot of overhit passes and crosses.  

Bohs did have an early chance as two visiting defenders slipped in the fourth minute to allow Andre Wright let fly with a low shot that was deflected for a corner on the left.

Anto Breslin swung that fifth minute set peice across and it was met by Dan Casey’s powerful header, which looked goal-bound, before being touched onto the bar by City ‘keeper Mark McNulty.

Thankfully, the rain quickly relented shortly after to give way to bright sunshine over Phibsboro.

After Breslin’s cross was volleyed wide by Dawson Devoy, Promise Omochere’s first time left-footer was saved by McNulty.

The signs were increasingly ominous for the Leesiders. Following a 13th minute foul by skipper Gearoid Morrissey on Omochere, Beslin’s free kick from the right was headed just past the near post by Rob Cornwall.

Neat inter play in 16th minute between Omochere and Wright on the right side of the area gave Wright an opportunity to touch the ball past Jake O’Brien - the ex-Coventry City striker slipped the ball neatly beyond McNulty for the lead goal.

The home side doubled their advantage four mintues later when Danny Grant ran onto a long ball out of the Bohs’ half by Conor Levingston and lobbed McNulty who was caught way off his line.

That 35-yarder was Grant’s fourth goal inside a week after his hat trick against Shelbourne last weekend.

As Bohs turned the screw, a superb 29th minute crossfield ball by Devoy put Grant through down the Bohs left, but his low shot was well saved by McNulty, diving low to his right.

City had been restricted to a sixth minute Cian Bargary low shot that was comfortably saved by James Talbot and a left wing free kick lobbed harmlessly into James Talbot’s hands by Cory Galvin.

However, out of nowhere, Bohs could have been rocked in the 35th minute. Galvin’s mazy dribble gave him a sight of goal and his powerful right footed 20-yarder crashed back into play off the School End crossbar with Talbot helpless.

A 37th minute brawl on the far touchline was sparked by Uniss Kargbo appearing to kick out at an opponent. The City right back was probably lucky to only see yellow. Arising out of that incident, he was joined in the book by fellow City defender O’Brien and Rob Cornwall of Bohs.

The second half opened with a smidgen of promise for City. A minute in Morrissey swung in a cross from the right but Bargary’s first–time shot on the turn was easily saved by Talbot.

A 50th minute shot on the turn by City’s Roberto Dinanga flew well over the bar. 

However, the promising signs were shortlived. Six minutes into the second-half, City needlessly gave the ball away to Omochere who fed Grant for a daisycutter that was saved by McNulty

That was but a momentary reprieve as Bohs secured an easy 52nd minute third goal when a floated cross from the right by Devoy was headed neatly home by Wright at the far post.

Morrissey played a neat 56th minute one-two with Bargary but his low shot from distance sailed well wide. The City captain, who toiled manfully all night, had a powerful shot saved by Talbot in the 73rd minute.

But in truth, Bohs could and maybe should have added to their tally. Andy Lyons’ low shot well was well saved by McNulty on 72 minutes.

Grant might have had another two minutes later when his curling shot just missed the far upright.

Bohemians: James Talbot; Andy Lyons, Rob Cornwall (Michael Barker 79), Dan Casey, Anto Breslin; Keith Buckley (JJ Lunney79)  Conor Levingston  (Keith Ward 66) Dawson Devoy; Promise Omochere (Ross Tierney,75), Danny Grant, Andre Wright (Dinny Corcoran 75).

Subs not used: Stephen McGuinness (gk), Glen McAuley.

Booked: Rob Cornwall (38)

Cork City: Mark McNulty; Uniss Kargbo, Joseph Olowu, Jake O'Brien Kevin O'Connor; Dale Holland, Gearoid Morrissey, Ricardo Dinanga (Sean Kennedy, 66), Cory Galvin (Cian Murphy, 88), Cian Bargary (Henry Ochieng; 79); Deshane Dalling.

Subs not used: Liam Bossin (gk), Alan Bennett , Rob Slevin, Kit Elliott.

Booked: Uniss Kargbo (37), Jake O’Brien (38), Gearoid Morrissey (80), Henry Ochieng (82).

Referee: Sean Grant

Attendance: 0.

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Andre Wright (Bohemians).

 


Bohemians
James Talbot 1
Goalkeeper
Andy Lyons 2
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Rob Cornwall 5
38Booked: 38'
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Defender
Dan Casey 4
Defender
Anto Breslin 3
Defender
Conor Levingston 14
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Midfielder
Daniel Grant 12
20Scored: 20'
Midfielder
Dawson Devoy 28
Midfielder
Keith Buckley 16
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Midfielder
Promise Omochere 30
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward
Andre Wright 15
16Scored: 16'
52Scored: 52'
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Keith Ward 10
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Midfield
Ross Tierney 26
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Midfield
Stephen McGuinness 25
Goalkeeper
Glen McAuley 19
Forward
JJ Lunney 8
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Midfield
Dinny Corcoran 9
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Michael Barker 23
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Defender
Cork City
1 Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
25 Uniss Kargbo
Defender
37Booked: 37'
Jake O'Brien
Defender
38Booked: 38'
17 Kevin O'Connor
Defender
23 Joseph Olowu
Defender
26 Dale Holland
Midfielder
22 Deshane Dalling
Midfielder
31 Cian Bargary
Midfielder 79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
6 GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfielder
80Booked: 80'
11 Cory Galvin
Forward 87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
28 Ricardo Dinanga
Forward 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'

Substitutes
Sean Kennedy
Midfield
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
Kit Elliott
Forward
21 Liam Bossin
Goalkeeper
3 Alan Bennett
Defender
24 Cian Murphy
Forward
87Subbed On: 87'
87'
5 Henry Ochieng
Midfield
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
82Booked: 82'
4 Rob Slevin
Defender