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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 20, 2021
Venue: Dalymount Park
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Liam Burt 47' -
Scored: 47'


Scored: 31'
- Jordan Gibson 31'

Scored: 76'
- Mark Byrne 76'

Scored: 86'
- David Cawley 86'


League Report: Bohemians 1 – 3 Sligo Rovers

Tue, Apr 20 2021

Mark Byrne of Sligo Rovers celebrates his goal and Sligo’s second Credit: Martin Doherty

Ronan McNamara reports from Dalymount Park

Sligo Rovers' bench proved crucial as late goals from substitutes Mark Byrne and David Cawley gave the Bit O'Red all three points against Bohemians in a pulsating encounter at Dalymount.

Liam Burt had cancelled out Jordan Gibson’s stunning opener for Sligo with a peach of his own, but Rovers made Bohs pay for their wastefulness in front of goal as Byrne and another stunner from Cawley saw the Bit O’Red romp to a 3-1 win.

The opening half began like a house on fire with both sides spurning early opportunities to open the scoring. 

Georgie Kelly should have put Bohs in front after four minutes when he pounced on Colm Horgan’s short back pass. The former Dundalk marksman couldn’t take advantage and Ed McGinty saved rather comfortably from 12 yards. 

Sligo should have gone ahead themselves when Johnny Kenny was one-on-one with James Talbot but couldn’t beat the Bohs stopper from close range. 

Kenny came close again to breaking the deadlock when he was played through by Greg Bolger. The 17-year-old’s deflected effort from the right of the Gypsies area, rattled the cross bar with Talbot rooted to his spot. 

The first half became rather scrappy after that. Jack Moylan had a half chance for Bohs when Anto Breslin stood the ball up from the end line but the winger couldn’t generate any power as he came charging in at the back post.

The Bit O’Red broke the deadlock with a goal worthy of Super League status. Romeo Parkes stormed through the Bohs midfield on the counter attack, he combined with Kenny before flicking the ball across for the impressive Gibson. He let fly with a stunning low volley to Talbot’s left. A quite brilliant team goal worthy of winning any game at any level.

The ball just wouldn’t fall for Bohs in the final third; they caused the Bit O’Red plenty of problems through Liam Burt, Ross Tierney and co but were unable to create an opening to really test McGinty. 

Barely two minutes after the restart, Burt cut in from the left-hand side and curled a beauty into the top corner to level the game. 

Kelly should have turned the game on it’s head but he couldn’t glance Conor Levingston’s free kick on target from six yards.

Sligo came into the game in the last quarter and Byrne marked his introduction from the bench with a goal. He got on the end of Kenny’s clever headed flick and calmly slotted the ball home to put the visitors back in front.

Keith Ward missed a golden opportunity to level as he skewed wide with the goal at his mercy from 12 yards after McGinty had saved Breslin’s effort.

The Bit O’Red put the game to bed with four minutes of normal time remaining. Substitute Cawley received the ball with his back to goal on the left of the box. He turned and let fly with a rocket into the top corner to put the game beyond Bohs. 

Bohemians: James Talbot; Ciaran Kelly, Rory Feely, Rob Cornwall (c), Anto Breslin; Conor Levingston (Ali Coote 80), Dawson Devoy, Liam Burt, Jack Moylan, Ross Tierney (Keith Ward 80); Georgie Kelly (Promise Omochere 71).

Subs not used: Stephen McGuinness, Andy Lyons, James Finnerty, Robert Mahon, Thomas Oluwa, Tyreke Wilson.

Booked: None

Sligo Rovers: Edward McGinty; Garry Buckley, Colm Horgan (Lewis Banks 85), John Mahon, Robbie McCourt; Jordan Gibson, Greg Bolger (c), Niall Morahan; Walter Figueira (Mark Byrne 59), Johnny Kenny, Romeo Parkes.

Subs not used: Regan Donelon, Ryan De Vries, Darren Collins, David Cawley, Richard Brush, Scott Lynch, Peter Maguire.

Booked: Robbie McCourt (15) ,Colm Horgan (55), Greg Bolger (65), Johnny Kenny (90).


Referee: Ben Connolly

Attendance: 0

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Jordan Gibson (Sligo Rovers)


Bohemians
James Talbot 1
Goalkeeper
Ciaran Kelly 6
Defender
Rory Feely 4
Defender
© Rob Cornwall 5
Defender
Anto Breslin 3
Defender
Conor Levingston 14
80'
80Subbed On: Conor Levingston 80'
Midfielder
Dawson Devoy 28
Midfielder
Liam Burt 11
Scored: 47'
Midfielder
Jack Moylan 23
Midfielder
Ross Tierney 26
80'
80Subbed On: Ross Tierney 80'
Midfielder
Georgie Kelly 12
71Subbed On: 71'
Forward

Substitutes
Andy Lyons 2
Defender
James Finnerty 18
Defender
Ali Coote 8
80'
80Subbed Off: Ross Tierney 80'
Midfield
Robert Mahon 30
Midfield
Stephen McGuinness 25
Goalkeeper
Thomas Oluwa 17
Forward
Promise Omochere 30
71'
71Subbed Off: Georgie Kelly 71'
Midfield
Keith Ward 10
80'
80Subbed Off: Conor Levingston 80'
Midfield
Tyreke Wilson 19
Defender
Sligo Rovers
1 Edward McGinty
Goalkeeper
26 Garry Buckley
Defender
3 Colm Horgan
Defender
Booked: 55'
85'
85Subbed Off: Lewis Banks 85'
21 John Mahon
Defender
5 Robbie McCourt
Defender
Booked: 15'
7 Jordan Gibson
Midfielder
Scored: 31'
6 Greg Bolger ©
Midfielder
Booked: 65'
8 Niall Morahan
Midfielder
10 Walter Figueira
Forward 59'
59Subbed Off: Mark Byrne 59'
24 Johnny Kenny
Forward
Booked: 90'
27 Romeo Parkes
Forward

Substitutes
3 Regan Donelon
Defender
9 Ryan De Vries
Forward
20 Darren Collins
Forward
22 David Cawley
Midfield
Scored: 86'
12 Mark Byrne
Midfield 59'
59Subbed On: Walter Figueira 59'
Scored: 76'
30 Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
2 Lewis Banks
Defender 85'
85Subbed On: Colm Horgan 85'
23 Scott Lynch
Defender
33 Peter Maguire
Defender