3 - 2
FT

Mark Doyle 12' -
Peno Scored: 12'


Joe Redmond 23' -
Scored: 23'


Jordan Adeyemo 38' -
Scored: 38'


Scored: 46'
- Liam Burt 46'

Peno Scored: 87'
- Georgie Kelly 87'


League Report: Drogheda United 3 – 2 Bohemians

Fri, Sep 10 2021

Action from Head in the Game Park between Drogheda United and Bohemians Credit: Larry McQuillan

Ronan McNamara reports from Head in the Game Park

Drogheda United made it two wins in three games as a dominant first half display was enough to see them hold on to beat Bohemians 3-2 in an entertaining clash at Head in the Game Park on Friday night.

The win lifts Tim Clancy’s side above Bohs into fifth with four more games played while Keith Long’s side are now sevent and eight points behind third placed Sligo Rovers with two games in hand as the race for Europe took another pendulum swing .

The damage was done for Bohs in the opening half as they found themselves 3-0 down to a vibrant Drogheda side thanks to a Mark Doyle penalty and goals from Joe Redmond and the outstanding Jordan Adeyemo.

Despite a goal of the season contender from Liam Burt and a controversial penalty from Georgie Kelly late on they were unable to rescue a share of the spoils.

A nothing ball was sent over the top of their defence and Jordan Adeyemo beat James Talbot to the punch before he was obliterated by the visiting goalkeeper just outside the box. But after the referee consulted with his linesman they bizarrely gave a penalty to Tim Clancy’s side but opted not to brandish a card the way of Talbot.

Doyle stepped up and sent Talbot the wrong way to give the hosts the lead.

Ten minutes later Drogheda doubled their advantage after Ronan Murray’s corner was steered home at the near post by centre-half Redmond and the fervent home support saw fit to light the flares.

Keith Long cut a frustrated figure on the sideline as his side struggled to make any inroads into the Drogheda defence with slow pedestrian passing and things went from bad to worse when Adeyemo was found in acres of space in the box. He curled a neat finish past Talbot who had just made a brilliant double save to deny Adeyemo and James Brown.

United had goalkeeper David Odumosu to thank for not giving Bohemians a lifeline just before the interval when he denied Kelly from point blank range with a superb save after Ali Coote’s corner was flicked into his path at the back post.

The second half was only 12 seconds old when Burt expertly lobbed Odumosu in the Drogs goal from around 40 yards to give the visitors a lifeline and tee up an exciting second half.

It was another stunner from the Scotsman who surely took inspiration from Meath’s Emma Duggan last Sunday.

In a bizarre night of refereeing Tim Clancy voluntarily sat in the stand after Drogs were originally awarded a penalty after Adeyemo was bundled to the floor by Ciaran Kelly only for the referee to reverse his decision after consulting his linesman and he amazingly gave Talbot a drop ball.

The Trim native was soon back in the stand as he was left aghast after the referee awarded the away side a penalty when Brown went to ground and took down Burt outside the box according to everyone else bar the man with the whistle.

Kelly stepped up to convert three minutes from time and set up a grandstand finish.

Kelly thought he had rescued a dramatic point for the Gypsies after Devoy’s beautiful switch found Ward who then found Kelly in the box but the imperious Odumosu denied him with a stunning save to ensure the claret and blue left with a deserved three points.

Drogheda United: David Odumosu; James Brown (c), Conor Kane, Daniel O'Reilly, Joe Redmond; Jordan Adeyemo (Dinny Corcoran 88), Gary Deegan, Darragh Markey (Luke Heeney 58), Ronan Murray (Dane Massey 64), Killian Phillips; Mark Doyle.
Subs not used: Colin McCabe, Mohammad Boudiaf, Charles Mutawe, Sam O'Brien, Kaleem Simon, James Clarke. 
Booked: Ronan Murray (54). 

Bohemians: James Talbot; Tyreke Wilson, Andy Lyons, Ciaran Kelly, Rory Feely; Ross Tierney, Conor Levingston, Keith Buckley (c) (Dawson Devoy 46) (Keith Ward 62); Georgie Kelly, Ali Coote (Promise Omochere 73), Liam Burt.
Subs not used: Stephen McGuinness, Anto Breslin, James Finnerty, Cole Kiernan, Roland Idowu. 
Booked: Ciaran Kelly (37) Ali Coote (44). 

Referee: Graham Kelly. 
extratime.com Player of the Match:

David Odumosu


Drogheda
DSept. 3, 2021
Drogheda 0 - 0 Sligo
WSept. 10, 2021
Drogheda 3 - 2 Bohs
LSept. 24, 2021
Waterford 1 - 0 Drogheda
LOct. 1, 2021
Drogheda 0 - 1 St. Pats
WOct. 15, 2021
Drogheda 2 - 0 Longford
David Odumosu 23
Goalkeeper
© James Brown 2
Defender
Conor Kane 3
Defender
Daniel O'Reilly 5
Defender
Joe Redmond
Scored: 23'
Defender
Jordan Adeyemo 20
Scored: 38'
88'
88Subbed Off: Dinny Corcoran 88'
Midfielder
Gary Deegan 8
Midfielder
Darragh Markey 7
58'
58Subbed Off: Luke Heeney 58'
Midfielder
Ronan Murray 17
Booked: 54'
64'
64Subbed Off: Dane Massey 64'
Midfielder
Killian Phillips 19
Midfielder
Mark Doyle 14
Peno Scored: 12'
Forward

Substitutes
Mohammad Boudiaf
Defender
James Clarke 22
Midfield
Dinny Corcoran 10
88'
88Subbed On: Jordan Adeyemo 88'
Forward
Luke Heeney 21
58'
58Subbed On: Darragh Markey 58'
Forward
Dane Massey 41
64'
64Subbed On: Ronan Murray 64'
Defender
Colin McCabe 1
Goalkeeper
Charles Mutawe
Defender
Sam O'Brien
Defender
Kaleem Simon
Midfield
Bohemians
LSept. 24, 2021
Bohs 1 - 2 Harps
LSept. 27, 2021
Dundalk 2 - 1 Bohs
WOct. 2, 2021
Longford 1 - 4 Bohs
DOct. 15, 2021
Bohs 1 - 1 Dundalk
DOct. 18, 2021
Shamrock R 1 - 1 Bohs
1 James Talbot
Goalkeeper
19 Tyreke Wilson
Defender
2 Andy Lyons
Defender
6 Ciaran Kelly
Defender
Booked: 37'
4 Rory Feely
Defender
26 Ross Tierney
Midfielder
14 Conor Levingston
Midfielder
16 Keith Buckley ©
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Dawson Devoy 46'
62'
62Subbed Off: Keith Ward 62'
12 Georgie Kelly
Forward
Peno Scored: 87'
8 Ali Coote
Forward
Booked: 44'
73'
73Subbed Off: Promise Omochere 73'
11 Liam Burt
Forward
Scored: 46'

Substitutes
10 Keith Ward
Midfield 62'
62Subbed On: Keith Buckley 62'
30 Promise Omochere
Midfield 73'
73Subbed On: Ali Coote 73'
25 Stephen McGuinness
Goalkeeper
Cole Kiernan
Forward
Roland Idowu
Forward
18 James Finnerty
Defender
28 Dawson Devoy
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Keith Buckley 46'
3 Anto Breslin
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 10, 2021

Venue: United Park

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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