3 - 0
FT

Tunde Owolabi 5' -
Scored: 5'


Tunde Owolabi 45' + 2' -
Scored: 45'


Tunde Owolabi 67' -
Peno Scored: 67'



League Report: St. Patrick's Athletic 3 - 0 Bohemians

Tue, May 24 2022

A hat-trick from Tunde Owolabi helped St. Patrick’s to an ultimately comfortable derby victory Credit: Martin Doherty

A hat-trick from Tunde Owolabi helped St. Patrick’s to an ultimately comfortable derby victory. Goals at the start and end of the first half were added to by a second half penalty to get their European hopes back online.

Bohemians will be left frustrated by a combination of bad defending and decent goalkeeping by home keeper Joseph Anang. He made some crucial saves when the game was still in the balance.

The home side made three changes from the defeat to Shelbourne. Ian Bermingham, Jason McClelland and Tunde Owolabi came into replace Billy King, Ben McCormack and Darragh Burns. Sam Packman and Kris Twardek were both injured early in the Sligo encounter so both missed out for Bohs. Max Murphy and Ali Coote came into the side.    

Pats were coming into the game in slightly indifferent form but were ahead within the first couple of minutes. The reintroduced Tunde Owolabi showing his strength to shake off the attention of Ciaran Kelly to drive past James Talbot.

The away side were stunned by this initially, but soon begun to make their presence felt. Promise Omochere was off target with his header from a corner swung in from the left-hand side, while Dawson Devoy’s effort from distance always looked like it was going over. Tyreke Wilson then found Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe at the back-post following another set-piece. His volley was just wide.

It was the on-loan goalkeeper, Joseph Anang, who was keeping St. Pat’s in the game at this point. An incredible sequence saw him pull off a great save to deny Ogedi-Uzokwe firstly and then Omochere and Jordan Flores had follow-up headers cleared off the line. The home side responded in kind and Eoin Doyle was cursing his fortune as his header went wide from a Jason McClelland free kick. Owolabi then just about failed to connect with an Anthony Breslin low cross.

He was not to be denied for long though. Just as half-time was about to be announced, he received the ball on the edge of the area, advanced into space and shot into the bottom corner.

The home side seemed to be content to sit in and allow Bohemians have the ball as the second-half progressed. Much of the cutting edge seemed to be lacking as they struggled to get behind the home back-line. They knew that if a break occurred, they had the pace to be able to take advantage of it.

And they did. Sam Curtis and Owolabi combined well as the ball was played through midfield. It was laid into the path of Doyle who had his back to goal. A quick spin caught out Ciaran Kelly and a penalty was awarded. Despite Doyle being the usual penalty taker at the club, he allowed Owolabi the chance to complete his hat-trick. Which he duly obliged, sending the ball past the dive of James Talbot.

He was substituted not long afterwards to allow him take in the adulation of the home support. Good work for the evening considering he had not scored in a while.

Three substitutes then almost combined to really rub the salt in. Mark Doyle won the ball just outside his own area before playing it forward to Ben McCormack who tried to play in Kyle Robinson. The two youngsters just got their wires crossed though and Bohs escaped.

Bohemians were still full of pace but were running out of ideas and time. They were left cursing Anang yet again as he stopped a shot from distance by Jamie Mullins.  

Delight for the home fans as they stop a run of three games without a win. They travel up to Oriel Park to take on Dundalk on Friday night. Bohemians host Drogheda on the same evening.  

St. Patrick's Athletic: Joseph Anang; Joe Redmond, Tom Grivosti, Sam Curtis, Anto Breslin; Adam O'Reilly, Jason McClelland (Darragh Burns 82), Chris Forrester (Mark Doyle 71), Ian Bermingham (c); Tunde Owolabi (Kyle Robinson 71), Eoin Doyle (Ben McCormack 76).
Subs not used: David Odumosu, Jack Scott, Ben Curtis, Kian Corbally, Billy King.
Booked: None.
Sent off: None.

Bohemians: James Talbot; Jordan Doherty, Ciaran Kelly, Max Murphy, Tyreke Wilson; Jordan Flores, Dawson Devoy, Ali Coote (Liam Burt 46), Conor Levingston (c) (Jamie Mullins 63), Promise Omochere; Junior.
Subs not used: Tadhg Ryan, Cian Byrne, Sam Packham, James Finnerty, Rory Feely, James McManus, Ryan Cassidy.
Booked: Ali Coote (35) Max Murphy (62).
Sent off: None.

Referee: Neil Doyle
Attendance: 3,473
extratime.com Player of the Match: Tunde Owolabi


St. Pats
LMay 20, 2022
St. Pats 1 - 2 Shels
WMay 23, 2022
St. Pats 3 - 0 Bohs
LMay 27, 2022
Dundalk 1 - 0 St. Pats
WJune 17, 2022
St. Pats 2 - 1 UCD
DJune 24, 2022
Harps 2 - 2 St. Pats
Joseph Anang 1
Goalkeeper
Joe Redmond 4
Defender
Tom Grivosti 5
Defender
Sam Curtis 22
Defender
Anto Breslin 19
Defender
Adam O'Reilly 16
Midfielder
Jason McClelland 11
82'
82Subbed Off: Darragh Burns 82'
Midfielder
Chris Forrester 8
71'
71Subbed Off: Mark Doyle 71'
Midfielder
© Ian Bermingham 3
Midfielder
Tunde Owolabi 45
Scored: 5'
Scored: 45'
Peno Scored: 67'
71'
71Subbed Off: Kyle Robinson 71'
Forward
Eoin Doyle 9
76'
76Subbed Off: Ben McCormack 76'
Forward

Substitutes
Jack Scott 2
Defender
Kyle Robinson 33
71'
71Subbed On: Tunde Owolabi 71'
Forward
David Odumosu
Goalkeeper
Ben McCormack 18
76'
76Subbed On: Eoin Doyle 76'
Midfield
Billy King 15
Midfield
Mark Doyle 14
71'
71Subbed On: Chris Forrester 71'
Forward
Ben Curtis 24
Midfield
Kian Corbally 31
Midfield
Darragh Burns 17
82'
82Subbed On: Jason McClelland 82'
Midfield
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
6 Jordan Doherty
Defender
5 Ciaran Kelly
Defender
12 Max Murphy
Defender
Booked: 62'
3 Tyreke Wilson
Defender
21 Jordan Flores
Midfielder
10 Dawson Devoy
Midfielder
8 Ali Coote
Midfielder
Booked: 35'
46'
46Subbed Off: Liam Burt 46'
14 Conor Levingston ©
Midfielder 63'
63Subbed Off: Jamie Mullins 63'
20 Promise Omochere
Midfielder
9 Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe
Forward

Substitutes
18 James Finnerty
Defender
4 Rory Feely
Midfield
17 Ryan Cassidy
Forward
27 Cian Byrne
Defender
11 Liam Burt
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Ali Coote 46'
James McManus
Midfield
22 Jamie Mullins
Midfield 63'
63Subbed On: Conor Levingston 63'
19 Sam Packham
Defender
25 Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. May 23, 2022

Venue: Richmond Park

Referee: Neil Doyle

Attendance: 3,473

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