Bohemians seal the win thanks to cracker from Byrne
Bohemians 2 Drogheda United 1
Published 16/08/2014 | 02:30
Bohemians didn't win any of their first ten league games at home this season - now they've now won two in a row thanks to crackers from Karl Moore and Jason Byrne.
Bohs had failed to win or score in any of their last three games, while Drogheda were looking to make it four games unbeaten.
The Gypsies took the lead in the 16th minute. Dinny Corcoran's excellent through-ball found Moore and he it hammered into the net.
They should have been out of sight but Corcoran first volleyed and then headed off the crossbar before Byrne's miss of the season contender - he somehow headed the ball into Michael Schlingermann's hands from on the goal-line.
Drogheda equalised midway through the second half, when Gavin Brennan collected Delany's punch on the edge of the box and volleyed home off the crossbar.
Bohs won it three minutes later, as Moore dispossessed McNally and found Byrne, who powerfully finished to the far corner.
Stephen Beattie and Gavin Brennan were sent off after an altercation on 75 minutes.
Bohemians - Delany; Beattie, D Byrne, Price, Pender; Devaney (Buckley 90), Lopes, Mulcahy, Moore; J Byrne (McEvoy 78), Corcoran (Evans 85).
Drogheda United - Schlingermann; Doyle, McNally, McGuigan, Grimes; McGlynn, Holahan, Brennan; Walsh (G Brady 85), C Brady (O'Brien 72), O'Neill.
ref - A Buttimer (Cork)