FAI Cup QF
Date: 7:45 p.m. Nov. 20, 2020
Venue: Dalymount Park
TV: RTE2
1 - 4
FT

Andre Wright 15' -
Peno Scored: 15'


Michael Barker 72' -
Red: 72'


Scored: 2'
- Michael Duffy 2'

Peno Scored: 35'
- David McMillan 35'

Scored: 38'
- David McMillan 38'

Scored: 87'
- Nathan Oduwa 87'


FAI Cup Preview: Bohemians -v- Dundalk

Fri, Nov 20 2020

None Credit: Clare McCahill

BOHEMIANS

Bohemians welcome Dundalk to Dalymount Park for tonight’s Extra.ie FAI Cup quarter-final clash (kick-off 7.45pm).

Bohs have secured European football for next season with a second-place finish but will look to celebrate the extension of Keith Long and Trevor Croly’s contracts by adding some silverware.

Danny Mandroiu and Danny Grant should be back in contention after international duty last week while Anto Breslin (suspension) and Andy Lyons (injury) will miss out. Keith Ward is a doubt.

The Rossoneri have not won the cup since defeating Derry City in 2008. Defeat of Dundalk tonight would earn a semi-final clash against First Division side Athlone Town.

“Dundalk are a high quality side and they provide a big obstacle in our bid to get to a semi-final,” Long told the club’s website.

“I have great admiration for the consistency of Dundalk over the last six or seven seasons and, despite not quite performing to the standards of recent seasons this year, they are still a very good side with many top quality players.

“All form as we know goes out the window in the cup and there is no doubt we will have to be at our very best tonight in order to progress.

“We do not want our season to be over tonight and the players I can assure you we will do everything to win and progress to a semi-final.”

DUNDALK

Dundalk have had all eyes on Europe since the summer after meekly giving up their league title.

As domestic form has suffered, they have made the group stages of the Europa League earning €3 million for their efforts.

Head coach Filippo Giovagnoli is expected to sign a new contract, describing it as “in the computer” last week.

“It’s going to be a very tough match but I do feel from speaking to a few of the lads that this has now become our most important game of the season,” said striker David McMillan.

“We can forget about the Europa League games for the minute. If we want to come away from this season with a trophy, we need to win on Friday night and give ourselves a chance against Athlone the semi-final.

“We went to Bohs earlier this season and lost and we also drew 0-0 with them at Oriel recently so we’ll need to be ready.

“They’ve done very well this year, they’ve been very consistent, but it’s a game we’re eager to do well in and want to win.”

Patrick McEleney and Daniel Kelly are back in contention for selection, while Michael Duffy should be back after a red tape issue prevented the Derryman from joining up with Stephen Kenny’s Ireland squad last week.

MATCH STATS

Bohs are unbeaten in the league against Dundalk this season, beating the Lilywhites in Dalymount Park and drawing in Oriel Park.

Their last meeting in the cup was also a quarter-final clash in 2012, when Marc Griffin netted a free kick for the Lilywhites earning a 1-0 win.

BETTING

Bohemians 17/10; Draw 2/1; Dundalk 13/8.

PREDICTION

Bohemians 2 – 1 Dundalk

Bohemians

Injured: Andy Lyons

Doubtful: Keith Ward.

Suspended: Anto Breslin.

Dundalk

Injured: Dane Massey, Patrick Hoban, Sean Murray.

Doubtful: None.

Suspendeded: Sean Hoare.


Bohemians
James Talbot 1
Goalkeeper
Patrick Kirk 22
Defender
Rob Cornwall 5
Booked: 27'
Defender
Dan Casey 4
Defender
Michael Barker 23
Booked: 57'
Booked: 72'
Sent Off: 72'
Defender
Promise Omochere 30
56'
56Subbed Off: Evan Ferguson 56'
Midfielder
Conor Levingston 14
Booked: 41'
67'
67Subbed Off: Jack Moylan 67'
Midfielder
Dawson Devoy 28
Midfielder
Keith Buckley 16
Midfielder
Andre Wright 15
Peno Scored: 15'
Forward
Daniel Grant 12
Forward

Substitutes
Keith Ward 10
Midfield
Ross Tierney 26
Midfield
Jack Moylan
67'
67Subbed On: Conor Levingston 67'
Midfield
Stephen McGuinness 25
Goalkeeper
JJ Lunney 8
Midfield
James Finnerty 18
Defender
Evan Ferguson
56'
56Subbed On: Promise Omochere 56'
Forward
Dundalk
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
3 Brian Gartland
Defender
2 Sean Gannon
Defender 73'
73Subbed Off: John Mountney 73'
23 Cameron Dummigan
Defender
Booked: 10'
79'
79Subbed Off: Daniel Kelly 79'
21 Daniel Cleary
Defender
44 Andy Boyle
Defender
10 Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
5 Chris Shields
Midfielder
Booked: 26'
7 Michael Duffy
Midfielder
Scored: 2'
29 David McMillan
Forward
Peno Scored: 35'
Scored: 38'
86'
86Subbed Off: Nathan Oduwa 86'
22 Stefan Colovic
Forward 73'
73Subbed Off: Patrick McEleney 73'

Substitutes
Jamie Wynne
Midfield
17 Nathan Oduwa
Midfield 86'
86Subbed On: David McMillan 86'
Scored: 87'
8 John Mountney
Midfield 73'
73Subbed On: Sean Gannon 73'
11 Patrick McEleney
Midfield 73'
73Subbed On: Stefan Colovic 73'
20 Aaron McCarey
Goalkeeper
27 Daniel Kelly
Forward 79'
79Subbed On: Cameron Dummigan 79'
6 Jordan Flores
Midfield