Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020
Venue: Dalymount Park
2 - 1
FT

Andre Wright 90' + 5' -
Scored: 90'


Keith Ward 90' + 4' -
Peno Scored: 90'


Scored: 2'
- James Akintunde 2'


League Preview: Bohemians -v- Derry City

Fri, Sep 25 2020

None Credit: Michael P Ryan

BOHEMIANS

As they look to stay within touching distance of league leaders Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians return to Dalymount Park today for their clash against Derry City (kick-off 7:45pm). 

Bohs returned to winning ways last week with a victory on the road: Andre Wright’s 80th minute strike was enough to claim all three points against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds on Friday last.  

Prior to the win against Sligo, a dip in form saw the Phibsborough club’s title charge lose momentum. A painful 1-0 loss to league favourites Rovers and a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Waterford put a serious dent in their title aspirations. 

Currently, eight points separate Bohs and Rovers. Rovers face Dundalk on Sunday. The latter go into the tie riding high off the back of their European heroics against Sheriff Tiraspol.

DERRY CITY

Derry City head into the clash after their 0-0 draw with St Patrick’s Athletic last Friday. 

The Candystripes will be without Eoin Toal, Gerardo Bruna and Joe Thomson for the tie in Dalymount. Northern Ireland midfielder Stephen Mallon picked up a knock during the week, but is expected to be in the squad. 

Derry manager Declan Devine will hope his side has more success in front of the net today, following two goalless draws in their last two outings in the league. 

"A lot has been made of our recent run and while I have said many times in the past few weeks that we need to work on our creativity, we have only lost once in our last six league matches."

"We've had too many draws – we know that – and we've talked again of the need to play on the front foot. Bohs have been excellent this season, but we have to be positive."

"I want us to try to win the game and this will be a good benchmark for us as to where we're at."

Derry currently sit sixth in the league table on 13 points. 

Referee: Ben Connolly.

 

MATCH STATS

Derry have won just two league games since the restart in July. However, they are unbeaten in five of their last six Premier Division ties. 

A win for Derry would see them leapfrog Sligo Rovers and take up fifth place in the table. A loss, however, would leave them just four points from the relegation places. 

PREDICTION

Bohemians 1-0 Derry City 

 

Bohemians

Injured: N/A

Doubtful: N/A

Suspended: Kris Twardek

 

Derry City

Injured: Eoin Toal, Gerardo Bruna, Joe Thomson.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Bohemians
James Talbot 1
Goalkeeper
Andy Lyons 2
Defender
Rob Cornwall 5
Defender
Dan Casey 4
Defender
Anto Breslin 3
Defender
Conor Levingston 14
62'
62Subbed Off: Ross Tierney 62'
Midfielder
Daniel Grant 12
72'
72Subbed Off: Keith Ward 72'
Midfielder
Dawson Devoy 28
Midfielder
© Keith Buckley 16
79'
79Subbed Off: Dinny Corcoran 79'
Midfielder
Promise Omochere 30
Midfielder
Andre Wright 15
Scored: 90'
Forward

Substitutes
JJ Lunney 8
Midfield
Ciaran Kelly 6
Defender
Dinny Corcoran 9
79'
79Subbed On: Keith Buckley 79'
Forward
Glen McAuley 19
Forward
Stephen McGuinness 25
Goalkeeper
Ross Tierney 26
62'
62Subbed On: Conor Levingston 62'
Midfield
Keith Ward 10
72'
72Subbed On: Daniel Grant 72'
Peno Scored: 90'
Midfield
Derry City
1 Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Booked: 59'
3 Ciaran Coll
Defender
Booked: 90'
20 Darren Cole
Defender
Booked: 75'
78'
78Subbed Off: Colm Horgan 78'
6 Eoin Toal
Defender
Booked: 71'
7 Adam Hammill
Midfielder
10 Walter Figueira
Midfielder
Booked: 25'
14 Jake Dunwoody
Midfielder
29 Jack Malone
Midfielder 78'
78Subbed Off: Ciaron Harkin 78'
22 Conor McCormack ©
Midfielder
Cameron McJannet
Midfielder
Booked: 90'
11 James Akintunde
Forward
Scored: 2'
87'
87Subbed Off: Ibrahim Meite 87'

Substitutes
4 Ciaron Harkin
Midfield 78'
78Subbed On: Jack Malone 78'
13 Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
16 Conor Clifford
Midfield
15 Ronan Boyce
Defender
2 Colm Horgan
Defender 78'
78Subbed On: Darren Cole 78'
24 Mark McChrystal
Defender
9 Ibrahim Meite
Forward 87'
87Subbed On: James Akintunde 87'