Keith Buckley 17' -
Scored: 17'


Conor Levingston 34' -
Scored: 34'


Keith Ward 36' -
Scored: 36'


Roland Idowu 61' -
Scored: 61'


Red: 32'
- Alex Kelly 32'


FAI Cup Report: Bohemians 4 - 0 Maynooth University Town

Sat, Sep 18 2021

Bohemians celebrate scoring against Maynooth Credit: Muller Santos

Patrick O’ Connor reports from Dalymount Park

Bohemians eased into the semi-finals of the FAI Cup when they easily overcame 10-man Maynooth University Town by 4-0 at Dalymount Park on Friday night.

The Gypsies started the game without established stars such as Georgie Kelly, Ali Coote and Liam Burt and withdraw three others at half time and were still in total control of the game throughout the 90 plus minutes.

Maynooth, the only non-league side who advanced as far as the quarter finals, were rank outsiders before a ball was kicked but theirs became an impossible task when they were reduced to 10 men in the 32nd minute.

The students started well enough and caused a few problems for the home defence with some long balls through to their willing centre forward Jack O’ Connor, but their early resistance was broken after a quarter of an hour when Bohs got the opening goal of the match.

The goal itself was scrappy enough. Keith Ward jinked through on the right-hand side of the box, lost control of the ball but it fell into the path of captain Keith Buckley who stabbed it past David Sterio in the Maynooth goal.

The game was turned on its head however by a series of events which happened between the 32nd and 36th minute.

Alex Kelly of Maynooth was shown a red card by referee Adriano Reale for a rash challenge and from the first Bohs attack after the restart it was 2-0. Tyreke Wilson got to the bye line and whipped in a great cross which the inrushing Conor Levingstone crashed to the back of the net.

In the 36th minute the result was put beyond doubt when the lively Ward drifted in behind the Maynooth defence in a central position and controlled a great long through ball from Ciaran Kelly before slipping it past Sterio.

Keith Long was able to make three half time substitutions without disrupting Bohemians patterns of play or their dominance of the game.

One of those substitutions, Roland Idowu, was highly impressive when he came on and scored their fourth and final goal in the 61st minute.

Ex-St Joseph’s and St Kevin’s Boys player Idowu is 19 years old and was released by Cardiff City during the summer before being snapped up by Long in August.

His goal was very much all of his own making, taking a pass just inside the half way line and striding straight through the centre of the visitor’s defence before confidently placing it past Sterio.

The game slowed to a pedestrian pace for the final 15 minutes as Maynooth ran out of steam and they had 10 players camped in their own half trying to prevent a fifth goal, which, to their credit they succeeded in doing.

Maynooth’s was a very gallant effort throughout but they bow out and return to Leinster Senior League action next weekend while Bohemians look to be in prime condition for at attack on the Cup as well as securing a top four position in the league.

Bohemians: James Talbot; Andy Lyons (Robert Mahon 46), Tyreke Wilson, Rory Feely, Ciaran Kelly, Conor Levingston, Keith Ward, Keith Buckley © (James Finnerty 46), Dawson Devoy (Roland Idowu 46) Jamie Mullins, Aaron Doran (Cole Kiernan 65).

Subs not used: Stephen McGuinness, Anto Breslin, Rob Cornwall, Ross Tierney.

Booked: None.

Maynooth University Town: David Sterio; Darragh Gannon, Alex Fitzgibbon, Conor Dunne©, Jake Corrigan, Alex Kelly, Ryan Jackson (Conor Delahunty 60) Conor Foley, Jack O ‘Connor (Sven Biansumba 60), Patrick O’ Sullivan (Janabi Amour 60), Eoin O’ Neill (Sean Traynor 37).

Subs not used: Adam Leonard; Pierce Dylan, Conor Mooney, Sean Hancock, Josh Hogan.

Sent Off: Alex Kelly (32).

Referee: Adriano Reale

Attendance: 2,000 (estimate)

Extratime.com Player of the Match: Ciaran Kelly (Bohemians)


Bohemians
WOct. 2, 2021
Longford 1 - 4 Bohs
DOct. 15, 2021
Bohs 1 - 1 Dundalk
DOct. 18, 2021
Shamrock R 1 - 1 Bohs
WOct. 22, 2021
Bohs 1 - 0 Waterford
LOct. 25, 2021
Bohs 1 - 2 Waterford
James Talbot 1
Goalkeeper
Ciaran Kelly 6
Defender
Rory Feely 4
Defender
Andy Lyons 2
46'
46Subbed Off: Robert Mahon 46'
Defender
Tyreke Wilson 19
Defender
Dawson Devoy 28
46'
46Subbed Off: Roland Idowu 46'
Midfielder
© Keith Buckley 16
Scored: 17'
Midfielder
Conor Levingston 14
Scored: 34'
Midfielder
Jamie Mullins
Midfielder
Keith Ward 10
Scored: 36'
Midfielder
Promise Omochere 30
Forward

Substitutes
Roland Idowu
46'
46Subbed On: Dawson Devoy 46'
Scored: 61'
Forward
James Finnerty 18
46'
46Subbed On: Rob Cornwall 46'
Defender
Aaron Doran
65'
65Subbed Off: Cole Kiernan 65'
Midfield
Rob Cornwall 5
46'
46Subbed Off: James Finnerty 46'
Defender
Anto Breslin 3
Defender
Cole Kiernan
65'
65Subbed On: Aaron Doran 65'
Forward
Robert Mahon 30
46'
46Subbed On: Andy Lyons 46'
Midfield
Stephen McGuinness 25
Goalkeeper
Ross Tierney 26
Midfield
Maynooth University
LFeb. 21, 2020
Malahide 2 - 0 Maynooth University
WJuly 10, 2021
Maynooth University 3 - 1 Bonagee
WJuly 23, 2021
Maynooth University 4 - 0 Malahide
WAug. 28, 2021
Maynooth University 3 - 2 Cobh
LSept. 17, 2021
Bohs 4 - 0 Maynooth University
David Michael Sterio
Goalkeeper
Darragh Gannon
Defender
Alex Fitzgibbon
Defender
Conor Dunne ©
Defender
Eoin O'Neill
Midfielder 37'
37Subbed Off: Sean Traynor 37'
Alex Kelly
Midfielder
Sent Off: 32'
Conor Foley
Midfielder
Jake Corrigan
Midfielder
Jackson Ryan
Forward 60'
60Subbed Off: Conor Delahunty 60'
Jack O’Connor
Forward 60'
60Subbed Off: Sven Biansumba 60'
Paddy O'Sullivan
Forward 76'
76Subbed Off: Janabi Amour 76'

Substitutes
Dylan Pierce
Unknown
Conor Mooney
Unknown
Adam Leonard
Goalkeeper
Josh Hogan
Midfield
Sean Hancock
Unknown
Conor Delahunty
Unknown 60'
60Subbed On: Jackson Ryan 60'
Sven Biansumba
Forward 60'
60Subbed On: Jack O’Connor 60'
Janabi Amour
Unknown 76'
76Subbed On: Paddy O'Sullivan 76'
Sean Traynor
Unknown 37'
37Subbed On: Eoin O'Neill 37'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 FAI Cup Quarter Finals

Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021

Venue: Dalymount Park

Referee: Adriano Reale

Attendance: Unknown

TV: LOI TV

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