2 - 1
FT

Dawson Devoy 61' -
Scored: 61'


Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 76' -
Scored: 76'


Scored: 86'
- Adam McDonnell 86'


League Report: Bohemians 2 - 1 Sligo Rovers

Sat, May 21 2022

Bohs players and supporters celebrate scoring against Sligo Rovers Credit: Eddie Lennon

Patrick O’ Connor reports from Dalymount Park

Bohemians leapfrogged Sligo Rovers into fifth place in the league table after they recorded a thoroughly deserved 2-1 win over the Bit O’ Red before a large attendance at Dalymount Park on Friday night.

In truth, the margin of victory should have been greater as the home side showed great attacking intent throughout the match and created multiple chances but were unable to add to their two-goal tally.

Sligo Rovers in contrast were quite solid at the back but seemed devoid of ideas up front and never caused much trouble for the home defence or goaleeper James Talbot.

Bohs started very brightly and their physically imposing front three of Kris Twardek, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and Promise Omochere caused lots of problems for the Sligo Rovers defence.

The first real chance fell to centre back Ciaran Kelly who flashed a powerful header off the bar from a Jordan Flores corner in the 14th minute but there was nobody on hand to take advantage of the rebound.

The Gypsies continue to attack in waves but met great resistance from the Rovers’s defence. Right back Colm Horgan had his hands full with the threat of Omochere who operated on the left wing while Shane Blaney was excellent for the Bit O’ Red at the centre of defence where he dealt well with the threat posed by Junior.

Bohs lost Twardek through injury midway through the first half while they had another enforced change in the 31st minute when Sam Packman had to depart.

These early injuries seemed to disrupt the momentum for home team and the game became quite scrappy for the remainder of the first half with few chances created by either side.

Keith Long’s charges came out the more energised team after the break and they applied lots of pressure on the overworked Sligo Rovers defence.

The pressure finally told in the 61st minute when Dawson Devoy struck a great shot past Ed McGinty after drifting into the box unmarked.

Rovers manager Liam Buckley made a treble substitution with 15 minutes remaining in an effort to rescue the game, but in fact it was Bohs who scored the decisive next goal within a minute of those changes; Junior beating McGinty after being set up by Omochere.

The visitors did pull a goal back two minutes from time, an excellent left footed strike from substitute Adam McDonnell which flew past Talbot into the bottom corner of the net.

Rovers did pile on the pressure searching for an equaliser during the five minutes of injury time but it would have been undeserved and the home side held out and recorded their third home win of the season.

 

Bohemians will take great confidence from this performance when they travel to Richmond Park on Monday night to face St Patricks Athletic (who lost 2-1 on Friday at home to Shels) knowing that another win there will get them into the top four for the first time this season.

Sligo Rovers meanwhile do have the comfort of home venue for their Monday night clash with Derry City but they will need to be more potent in attack if they are to trouble the second placed team in the league.

 

 

Bohemians: James Talbot; Sam Packman (Max Murphy 31, James Finnerty 84), Jordan Doherty, Ciaran Kelly, Tyreke Wilson; Dawson Devoy, Conor Levingstone, Jordan Flores, Kris Twardek (Ali Coote 20), Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, Promise Omochere

 

Subs not Used: Tadhg Ryan, Rory Feely, Liam Burt, Ryan Cassidy, Jamie Mullins, James McManus.

 

Booked:  Tyreke Wilson (90), 

 

Sligo Rovers: Edward McGinty; Colm Horgan, Robbie McCourt, Shane Blaney, Garry Buckley, David Cawley ©, Greg Bolger, Niall Morahan (Adam Mcdonnell 75), Will Fitzgerald (Lewis Banks 75), Aidan Keena (Cillian Keena 83), Karl O’ Sullivan (Jordan Hamilton 75).


Subs not used: Richard Brush, Mark Byrne, Seamus Keogh, Paddy Kirk.


Booked: Greg Bolger (39), Adam McDonnell (80), Jordan Hamilton (90).

 

Referee: Rob Hennessy

 

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Promise Omochere (Bohemians)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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
James Talbot 1
Goalkeeper
Ciaran Kelly 5
Defender
Jordan Doherty 6
Defender
Sam Packham 19
31'
31Subbed Off: Max Murphy 31'
Defender
Tyreke Wilson 3
Booked: 90'
Defender
© Conor Levingston 14
Midfielder
Jordan Flores 21
Midfielder
Dawson Devoy 10
Scored: 61'
Midfielder
Promise Omochere 20
Midfielder
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 9
Scored: 76'
Forward
Kris Twardek 23
20'
20Subbed Off: Ali Coote 20'
Forward

Substitutes
Jamie Mullins 22
Midfield
James McManus
Midfield
Liam Burt 11
Midfield
Ryan Cassidy 17
Forward
Ali Coote 8
20'
20Subbed On: Kris Twardek 20'
Midfield
James Finnerty 18
84'
84Subbed On: Max Murphy 84'
Defender
Rory Feely 4
Midfield
Max Murphy 12
31'
31Subbed On: Sam Packham 31'
84'
84Subbed Off: James Finnerty 84'
Midfield
Tadhg Ryan 25
Goalkeeper
Sligo
LMay 20, 2022
Bohs 2 - 1 Sligo
WMay 23, 2022
Sligo 2 - 1 Derry
DMay 27, 2022
UCD 1 - 1 Sligo
WJune 18, 2022
Sligo 3 - 0 Harps
DJune 24, 2022
Drogheda 0 - 0 Sligo
1 Edward McGinty
Goalkeeper
14 Shane Blaney
Defender 68'
68Subbed Off: Nando Pijnaker 68'
26 Garry Buckley
Defender
3 Colm Horgan
Defender
5 Robbie McCourt
Defender
6 Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Booked: 39'
22 David Cawley
Midfielder
7 William Fitzgerald
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: Lewis Banks 75'
8 Niall Morahan
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: Adam McDonnell 75'
14 Karl O'Sullivan
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: Jordan Hamilton 75'
9 Aidan Keena
Forward 83'
83Subbed Off: Cillian Heaney 83'

Substitutes
2 Lewis Banks
Defender 75'
75Subbed On: William Fitzgerald 75'
30 Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
12 Mark Byrne
Midfield
10 Jordan Hamilton
Forward 75'
75Subbed On: Karl O'Sullivan 75'
Booked: 94'
25 Cillian Heaney
Forward 83'
83Subbed On: Aidan Keena 83'
11 Seamas Keogh
Midfield
19 Patrick Kirk
Defender
17 Adam McDonnell
Midfield 75'
75Subbed On: Niall Morahan 75'
Booked: 80'
Scored: 86'
28 Nando Pijnaker
Defender 68'
68Subbed On: Shane Blaney 68'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. May 20, 2022

Venue: Dalymount Park

Referee: John McLoughlin

Attendance: Unknown

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