3 - 1
FT

Patrick Hoban 50' -
Scored: 50'


Robbie Benson 71' -
Scored: 71'


Paul Doyle 79' -
Scored: 79'


Scored: 15'
- Ciaran Kelly 15'


League Report: Dundalk 3 - 1 Bohemians

Sat, May 14 2022

Pat Hoban opened the scoring for Dundalk on Friday night Credit: Martin Doherty

It was a second half to forget for Bohemians on Friday night at Oriel Park as they conceded three goals in forty five minutes to crash to a 3-1 defeat.

 

Keith Long’s men arrived at the County Louth venue on the back of a draw at Derry City last week- the third time they had shared the points in their previous four games. Buoyed by that result, former title winning Dundalk midfielder Long selected an unchanged lineup. On the flip side, Dundalk’s draw at UCD last Friday resulted in four changes for this game, including the returns of Steven Bradley and Robbie Benson and a completely new starting centre half partnership between Mark Connolly and Sam Bone. 

 

It was Connolly who had the first real chance of the match as he nodded a corner narrowly wide following Talbot’s denial of Joe Adams within the opening five minutes. The visitors took the lead on the quarter hour courtesy of a training ground routine corner kick of their own- a low driven corner was added to by Levingston and defender Ciaran Kelly bundled it to the net from close range.

 

Bohs almost doubled their lead shortly after but Nathan Shepperd, who received his second consecutive Supporters’ Player of the Month award before the game, did well to deny Dawson Devoy from close range following good buildup play from Promise Omochere.

 

The duo combined well later in the half only for former Bray Wanderers underage star Omochere to shoot off target, moments after James Talbot had flung out a hand to touch a thumping Benson drive onto the crossbar.

 

Ex Sunderland stopper Talbot excelled again as the half drew to a close- spreading himself well to prevent Daniel Kelly netting an equaliser after the former Bohs forward had broken free of the covering defence.

 

However, Dundalk were not to be denied the leveller for much longer as five minutes into the second half Robbie Benson teed up Pat Hoban on the edge of the area and the number nine thumped the ball low into the corner of the net to send the home crowd into raptures.

 

Both sides traded chances as both Kelly and Hoban saw efforts drift narrowly wide of Talbot’s left hand post before his opposite number saved a Burt effort and was then relieved to see a Ciaran Kelly effort roll wide of the post. The defender’s meandering run, after dispossessing Hoban on halfway, only ending with the trickling effort which shaved the butt of the upright.

 

Stephen O’Donnell didn’t wait much longer before taking action on the sideline, replacing Bradley and Adams with Paul Doyle and former Bohs fan favourite Keith Ward. Within five minutes, Ward had made his mark on the game- a sumptuous pass from deep split the defence to find Dan Kelly in space in the penalty area. Kelly drew the onrushing Talbot and slipped the ball to his left where the onrushing Robbie Benson virtually walked the ball into the net. Ward’s vision coming to the fore once again, just a couple of weeks after setting up John Martin for the winner against the last Dublin opposition to visit Oriel Park.

 

Shelbourne were dispatched 2-1 on that occasion, however Dundalk went one further against Bohemians as Paul Doyle notched a second goal in consecutive weeks, following his strike in Belfield last week.

 

 The ball broke to the Westport native on the edge of the Bohs box and his deflected effort looped past a helpless Talbot to double the home side’s lead and cap a memorable second half display for the Lilywhites.

 

Next up for Stephen O’Donnell’s men is a trip to the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium where they will be hoping to close the gap on second place Derry City, while for Keith Long’s Bohemians it’s Sligo Rovers up next at Dalymount Park.

 

Dundalk: Nathan Shepperd; Lewis Macari, Darragh Leahy, Mark Connolly, Sam Bone; Greg Sloggett, Robbie Benson, Steven Bradley (Keith Ward 67); Daniel Kelly (John Martin 90), Patrick Hoban (David McMillan 82), Joe Adams (Paul Doyle 67).

Subs not used: Peter Cherrie, Mayowa Animasahun, Mark Hanratty, John Mountney, Ryan O'Kane.

Booked: Greg Sloggett (62) Keith Ward (90).

Sent off: None.

 

Bohemians: James Talbot; Tyreke Wilson, Sam Packham, Ciaran Kelly, Jordan Doherty; Conor Levingston (c) (Jordan Flores 81), Dawson Devoy, Ali Coote (Jamie Mullins 87), Liam Burt (Kris Twardek 72); Promise Omochere (Ryan Cassidy 81), Junior.

Subs not used: Tadhg Ryan, Cian Byrne, Max Murphy, Rory Feely, James McManus.

Booked: Ryan Cassidy (85) .

Sent off: None.

 

Referee: Sean Grant

Attendance: 2748

extratime.com Player of the Match: Pat Hoban


Dundalk
WMay 20, 2022
Derry 1 - 2 Dundalk
WMay 23, 2022
Harps 0 - 1 Dundalk
WMay 27, 2022
Dundalk 1 - 0 St. Pats
WJune 17, 2022
Dundalk 1 - 0 Shamrock R
DJune 24, 2022
Shels 0 - 0 Dundalk
Nathan Shepperd 1
Goalkeeper
Lewis Macari 2
Defender
Darragh Leahy 15
Defender
Mark Connolly 5
Defender
Sam Bone 6
Defender
Greg Sloggett 10
Booked: 62'
Midfielder
Robbie Benson 8
Scored: 71'
Midfielder
Steven Bradley 16
67'
67Subbed Off: Keith Ward 67'
Midfielder
Daniel Kelly 7
90'
90Subbed Off: John Martin 90'
Forward
Patrick Hoban 9
Scored: 50'
82'
82Subbed Off: David McMillan 82'
Forward
Joe Adams 20
67'
67Subbed Off: Paul Doyle 67'
Forward

Substitutes
Keith Ward 17
67'
67Subbed On: Steven Bradley 67'
Booked: 90'
Midfield
Ryan O'Kane 28
Midfield
John Mountney 23
Midfield
David McMillan 29
82'
82Subbed On: Patrick Hoban 82'
Forward
John Martin 11
90'
90Subbed On: Daniel Kelly 90'
Forward
Mark Hanratty 25
Midfield
Paul Doyle 21
67'
67Subbed On: Joe Adams 67'
Scored: 79'
Midfield
Peter Cherrie 14
Goalkeeper
Mayowa Animasahun 24
Defender
Bohemians
WMay 20, 2022
Bohs 2 - 1 Sligo
LMay 23, 2022
St. Pats 3 - 0 Bohs
DMay 27, 2022
Bohs 1 - 1 Drogheda
WJune 17, 2022
Bohs 1 - 0 Shels
LJune 24, 2022
Shamrock R 1 - 0 Bohs
1 James Talbot
Goalkeeper
3 Tyreke Wilson
Defender
19 Sam Packham
Defender
5 Ciaran Kelly
Defender
Scored: 15'
6 Jordan Doherty
Defender
14 Conor Levingston ©
Midfielder 81'
81Subbed Off: Jordan Flores 81'
10 Dawson Devoy
Midfielder
8 Ali Coote
Midfielder 87'
87Subbed Off: Jamie Mullins 87'
11 Liam Burt
Midfielder 72'
72Subbed Off: Kris Twardek 72'
20 Promise Omochere
Forward 81'
81Subbed Off: Ryan Cassidy 81'
9 Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe
Forward

Substitutes
23 Kris Twardek
Forward 72'
72Subbed On: Liam Burt 72'
25 Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
12 Max Murphy
Midfield
22 Jamie Mullins
Midfield 87'
87Subbed On: Ali Coote 87'
James McManus
Midfield
21 Jordan Flores
Midfield 81'
81Subbed On: Conor Levingston 81'
4 Rory Feely
Midfield
17 Ryan Cassidy
Forward 81'
81Subbed On: Promise Omochere 81'
Booked: 85'
27 Cian Byrne
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. May 13, 2022

Venue: Oriel Park

Referee: Sean Grant

Attendance: Unknown

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