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Ryan Rainey 79' -
Scored: 79'


Scored: 32'
- Promise Omochere 32'

Peno Scored: 42'
- Georgie Kelly 42'


League Report: Finn Harps 1 - 2 Bohemians

Tue, Sep 14 2021

Credit: Conor Ryan

Stuart Connolly reports from Finn Park

Finn Harps’ seven game unbeaten run is over after Keith Long’s Bohemians inflicted the home side’s first defeat in eight weeks.

The Dublin outfit moved up to 5th in the table, one point behind Derry City, who sit in 4th and also have two games more played.

Finn Harps remain in 7th place in the table, four points clear of Waterford and five clear of Dundalk, who currently occupy 9th, although they do have two games in hand.

Promise Omochere gave the visitors the lead shortly after the half hour with Georgie Kelly getting the second from the spot five minutes before the break.

Ryan Rainey pulled a goal back for Harps in the 80th minute to set up a grandstand which included ‘keeper Gerard Doherty coming up for a very late corner.

Ollie Horgan made five changes to the side that got a fiery draw at the Brandywell on Friday night with David Webster, Karl O’Sullivan, Johnny Dunleavy and Sean Boyd in the starting XI while Gerard Doherty replaced the suspended Mark McGinley.

Keith Long also wasn’t afraid to change things up after their defeat to Drogheda United with Anto Breslin, Rob Cornwall, James Finnerty and Dawson Devoy getting a starting berth.

The opening quarter hour of this encounter at Finn Park saw very little in the way of decent opportunities, Bohs had a couple, but both failed to alarm the Harps defence.

Will Seymore stung the hands of James Talbot in the twentieth minute while at the other end Promise Omochere called Gerard Doherty into action with a low effort as the chances began to flow.

The hosts went within a whisker of breaking the deadlock close to the half hour and after an initial block, Karl O’Sullivan had a low shot stopped on the line.

The visitors came just as close not long after with Liam Burt seeing a low drive crash off the base of the post, it rebounded to Omochere, who saw his effort palmed over the bar.

Two minutes after the half hour, Keith Long’s side took the lead much to the annoyance of the home players and support who felt that Will Seymore was in need of attention.

After an initial corner was cleared, Seymore remained down while Bohs continued to play on. The ball was recycled into the area and Georgie Kelly had an effort cleared off the line by Ryan Rainey, it was lobbed back in once more by Keith Buckley and Omochere got a deft header to take it beyond Doherty.

Five minutes before the half time interval and after continued pressure, Bohs were awarded a spot kick after Kosovar Sadiki tripped Ross Tierney in the area. Georgie Kelly stepped up and emphatically converted the penalty for his 14th goal of the campaign.

David Webster had a late chance to reduce the deficit before the break but Talbot was equal to it after Barry McNamee’s set piece delivery.

Sean Boyd went close for the hosts as the game approached the hour mark, heading narrowly wide following a set-piece from the right side.

Bohs did have chances to extend their lead and put the game to bed but Gerard Doherty kept the advances at bay while Omochere also saw an effort brush the side netting.

Finn Harps weren’t going down without a fight and they set up a tense final ten minutes as Ryan Rainey got a goal back. A long throw-in from the left found its way to David Webster on the right side of the area and he whipped a ball back in for Rainey to head home at the far post.

Harps pressed for a late equaliser but it never materialised, even with Doherty present for a last ditch attempt during a corner which was cleared off the line from a Sadiki header.

Bohs countered and could have sealed the three points with Liam Burt bearing down on an open goal but he was halted in his tracks by Karl O’Sullivan on the halfway line.

It’s the bitter taste of defeat for Finn Harps for the first time since the 17th of July while Bohemians have now won three of their last four games.

 

Finn Harps: Gerard Doherty; Kosovar Sadiki, David Webster, Shane McEleney, Ethan Boyle; Karl O’Sullivan, Johnny Dunleavy(Tunde Owolabi ht), Ryan Rainey, Will Seymore(Mark Coyle 34), Barry McNamee; Sean Boyd(Adam Foley 68).

Subs not used: Patrick McGarvey, Jordan Mustoe, Mark Timlin, Stephen Doherty, Dan Hawkins, Luke Rudden.

 

Bohemians: James Talbot; Andy Lyons, Anto Breslin, Rob Cornwall, James Finnerty; Ali Coote(Promise Omochere 20), Liam Burt, Keith Buckley, Ross Tierney, Dawson Devoy; Georgie Kelly.

Subs not used: Stephen McGuinness, Rory Feely, Ciaran Kelly, Cole Kiernan, Keith Ward, Conor Levingston, Roland Idowu, Tyreke Wilson.

 

Referee: Paul McLaughlin

ExtraTime.com Player of the Match: Promise Omochere (Bohemians).


Finn Harps
DSept. 10, 2021
Derry 2 - 2 Harps
LSept. 13, 2021
Harps 1 - 2 Bohs
DSept. 17, 2021
Harps 3 - 3 Dundalk
LSept. 21, 2021
Dundalk 3 - 1 Harps
WSept. 24, 2021
Bohs 1 - 2 Harps
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
David Webster 5
Defender
Kosovar Sadiki 4
Defender
Shane McEleney 16
Defender
John Dunleavy 8
Defender
Ethan Boyle 24
Defender
Will Seymore 28
Midfielder
Ryan Rainey 22
Scored: 79'
Midfielder
Karl O'Sullivan 7
Midfielder
Barry McNamee 11
Midfielder
Sean Boyd 9
Forward

Substitutes
Mark Timlin 10
Midfield
Luke Rudden
Forward
Tunde Owolabi 45
Forward
Jordan Mustoe
Defender
Patrick McGarvey 25
Goalkeeper
Dan Hawkins
Forward
Adam Foley 19
Midfield
Stephen Doherty 21
Midfield
Mark Coyle 14
Midfield
Bohemians
LSept. 10, 2021
Drogheda 3 - 2 Bohs
WSept. 13, 2021
Harps 1 - 2 Bohs
WSept. 17, 2021
Bohs 4 - 0 Maynooth University
DSept. 20, 2021
Bohs 3 - 3 Derry
LSept. 24, 2021
Bohs 1 - 2 Harps
1 James Talbot
Goalkeeper
2 Andy Lyons
Defender
18 James Finnerty
Defender
5 Rob Cornwall
Defender
3 Anto Breslin
Defender
26 Ross Tierney
Midfielder
28 Dawson Devoy
Midfielder
8 Ali Coote
Midfielder
11 Liam Burt
Midfielder
16 Keith Buckley
Midfielder
12 Georgie Kelly
Forward
Peno Scored: 42'

Substitutes
19 Tyreke Wilson
Defender
10 Keith Ward
Midfield
30 Promise Omochere
Midfield
Scored: 32'
25 Stephen McGuinness
Goalkeeper
14 Conor Levingston
Midfield
Cole Kiernan
Forward
6 Ciaran Kelly
Defender
Roland Idowu
Forward
4 Rory Feely
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 8 p.m. Sept. 13, 2021

Venue: Finn Park

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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