Akinade continues his hot streak as Bohs edge Wexford for crucial away win
Wexford Youths 0 Bohemians 1
Ismahil Akinade scored for the second week running to ensure Bohemians maintained their revival at Ferrycarrig Park. And had it not been for Youths’ keeper Graham Doyle, Bohs would have won by more.
Bohs utterly dominated the first half as Youths had little answer to the power and pace of Akinade who brought the first save of the night from Doyle on 22 minutes.
Mark Quigley then shot over the top from Dave Mulcahy’s lay off from a Kurtis Byrne corner before Bohs deservedly took the lead on 34 minutes.
Keith Buckley threaded Akinade in on goal and the big striker slipped the ball past the advancing Doyle for a composed finish.
Sloppy defending should have seen Bohs further ahead on 45 minutes. McCabe allowed Buckley’s ball in behind him for Byrne, whose volley produced another fine parry save from Doyle.
Doyle was there once again in stoppage time at the end of the half to save a drive from Quigley.
Quigley then brought the best out of Doyle two minutes into the second half with a dipping volley before the overworked Youths keeper saved at the feet of Buckley.
Wexford Youths: Doyle; McCabe, G. Delaney, Last (R. Delaney, 42), Friel (Ledwith, 89); Molloy, Kenny, Bonner, Mulligan (Dunne, 78); Furlong, Murphy.
Bohemians: Delany; Hayes (Fitzgerald, 69), Mulcahy, D. Byrne, Pender; Buckley, Wearen, Lopes, K. Byrne; Quigley (J. Kavanagh, 86), Akinade.
Ref: Ben Connolly (Dub); (Andrew Mullally (Waterford), 19)