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Date: 6 p.m. May 8, 2021
Venue: Dalymount Park
4 - 0
FT

Ross Tierney 14' -
Scored: 14'


Ali Coote 20' -
Scored: 20'


Ali Coote 45' -
Scored: 45'


Keith Buckley 90' + 4' -
Scored: 90'



League Report: Bohemians 4 - 0 Finn Harps

Sat, May 08 2021

Ali Coote celebrating with his teammates after scoring Bohs' second goal Credit: Conor Ryan

Andrew Dempsey reports from Dalymount Park 

Ali Coote’s double set Bohemians on their way to their first home league win of the season as they saw off Finn Harps by four goals to nil. 

Coote netted a first-half brace for the hosts after Ross Tierney had given Keith Long’s side a 14th minute lead. 

Captain Keith Buckley rounded off the win in second half injury time with a shot on the edge of the penalty area after a convincing performance from the hosts.

Coming into the game with just one win in their last four, Bohemians have endured a wretched opening round of fixtures in their 2021 campaign – a season that begun at Finn Park in March. 

Harps ran out easy winners on that occasion – and have perhaps performed to a level that was expected of Bohs this season. 

Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps of course also came into the match having seen off local rivals Derry City last weekend. 

It was their first win in four – and their first ever league victory in the Brandywell - and was a welcome boost for Horgan as he went into his 250th managing the Co. Donegal side at Dalymount. 

Following their win at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, Harps were unchanged, while Bohs opted for two alterations themselves after Monday’s late draw to Drogheda United. 

And it was the hosts who started the game the better of the two, with Rory Feely causing some early concern for the visitors. 

The Gypsies’ early dominance paid off in the 14th minute as Tierney poked home at the back post. 

He found himself free after Liam Burt’s low cross fell into his path just inside the six-yard box as Harps coughed up an avoidable opener. 

The visitor’s task grew even greater six minutes later as Coote opened his Bohemians account with a shot from just outside the penalty area. 

The 22-year-old picked up on a pass from Feely before surging forward on a 30-yard run, before unleashing a strike past Mark McGinley into the back of the Harps net. 

The best chance Harps could create in a dismal first-half was a block from Tunde Owolabi who caught James Talbot off-guard, but the ball went harmlessly wide. 

As the half reached its conclusion, Bohs added a third to their tally as Coote cracked home again on the edge of the penalty area once more. 

The Scot picked up on a loose ball after Mark Coyle’s clearance was charged down by Georgie Kelly – before he then rifled home with the aid of the post as the Gypsies took a 3-0 lead into the break. 

Ollie Horgan’s men emerged from the half-time break with three changes, and that almost yielded its early reward – but Adam Foley could not convert. 

Foley peeled off after some good play from Will Seymore – but the former Newry City striker could only pull his shot wide of goal, not troubling Talbot in the Bohs goal. 

Barry McNamee then went close for the visitors, seeing his low curling strike batted away by Talbot – before Seymore then fires wide on the half-volley just after the half-hour mark. 

However, the hosts woke from their slumber towards the latter stages of the half – with Tierney going close on the 70thminute, but he saw his shot crash off the bar. 

Burt then forced McGinley into a strong save – but the former UCD netminder stood tall to deny the ex-Celtic youngster. 

But Bohs were not finished late on as Buckley blasted home at the death to grab a fourth for his side who brought an end to their winless run of home league games this season. 

Bohemians: James Talbot; Anto Breslin, Rob Cornwall, Rory Feely, James Finnerty; Keith Buckley (c), Liam Burt (Keith Ward 87), Ali Coote (Promise Omochere 80), Dawson Devoy, Ross Tierney (Robert Mahon 87); Georgie Kelly.

Subs not used: Bastien Hery, Ciaran Kelly, Conor Levingston, Andy Lyons, Stephen McGuinness, Tyreke Wilson.

Booked: Keith Ward (90).

Finn Harps: Mark McGinley; Stephen Folan (Ethan Boyle 46), Mark Russell, Kosovar Sadiki, David Webster (c); Mark Coyle (John Dunleavy 46), Barry McNamee (Mark Timlin 70), Karl O'Sullivan, Will Seymore; Adam Foley, Tunde Owolabi (Sean Boyd 46).

Subs not used: Jamie Browne, Shane McEleney, Luke McNicholas, Ryan Rainey.

Booked: Kosovar Sadiki (17) ,Tunde Owolabi (27) ,Ethan Boyle (60) Adam Foley (90).

Referee: Ray Matthews

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Ali Coote (Bohemians).

 


Bohemians
James Talbot 1
Goalkeeper
Anto Breslin 3
Defender
Rob Cornwall 5
Defender
Rory Feely 4
Defender
James Finnerty 18
Defender
© Keith Buckley 16
Scored: 90'
Midfielder
Liam Burt 11
87'
87Subbed Off: Keith Ward 87'
Midfielder
Ali Coote 8
Scored: 20'
Scored: 45'
80'
80Subbed Off: Promise Omochere 80'
Midfielder
Dawson Devoy 28
Midfielder
Ross Tierney 26
Scored: 14'
87'
87Subbed Off: Robert Mahon 87'
Midfielder
Georgie Kelly 12
Forward

Substitutes
Bastien Hery 21
Midfield
Ciaran Kelly 6
Defender
Conor Levingston 14
Midfield
Andy Lyons 2
Defender
Robert Mahon 30
87'
87Subbed On: Ross Tierney 87'
Midfield
Stephen McGuinness 25
Goalkeeper
Promise Omochere 30
80'
80Subbed On: Ali Coote 80'
Midfield
Keith Ward 10
87'
87Subbed On: Liam Burt 87'
Booked: 90'
Midfield
Tyreke Wilson 19
Defender
Finn Harps
1 Mark McGinley
Goalkeeper
57 Stephen Folan
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: Ethan Boyle 46'
17 Mark Russell
Defender
4 Kosovar Sadiki
Defender
Booked: 17'
5 David Webster ©
Defender
14 Mark Coyle
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: John Dunleavy 46'
11 Barry McNamee
Midfielder 70'
70Subbed Off: Mark Timlin 70'
7 Karl O'Sullivan
Midfielder
28 Will Seymore
Midfielder
19 Adam Foley
Forward
Booked: 90'
45 Tunde Owolabi
Forward
Booked: 27'
46'
46Subbed Off: Sean Boyd 46'

Substitutes
9 Sean Boyd
Forward 46'
46Subbed On: Tunde Owolabi 46'
75'
75Subbed Off: Tony McNamee 75'
24 Ethan Boyle
Defender 46'
46Subbed On: Stephen Folan 46'
Booked: 60'
15 Jamie Browne
Forward
8 John Dunleavy
Defender 46'
46Subbed On: Mark Coyle 46'
16 Shane McEleney
Defender
26 Tony McNamee
Midfield 75'
75Subbed On: Sean Boyd 75'
32 Luke McNicholas
Goalkeeper
22 Ryan Rainey
Midfield
10 Mark Timlin
Midfield 70'
70Subbed On: Barry McNamee 70'