Saturday 24 June 2017

Bohs keep Euro hopes alive

Bohemians 2 St Patrick's Athletic 0

Bohs rode their luck early on before snatching the lead against the run of play on 14 minutes
Bohs rode their luck early on before snatching the lead against the run of play on 14 minutes
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Anto Murphy and Karl Moore got the goals to keep Bohemians' tenuous hopes of Europe alive as St Patrick's finished with 10 men at Dalymount Park.

The narrows the gap between Bohs and St Pat's to five points in the battle for fourth place and the last Europa League spot.

Bohs rode their luck early on before snatching the lead against the run of play on 14 minutes.

Eoin Wearen swept a ball in from the right flank and the unmarked Murphy arrived to side-foot home from close range.

The visitors' hopes of getting back into it were dealt a blow when McGuinness was sent off on 52 minutes for a tug-back on Ismahil Akinade - his second card inside three minutes.

Bohs then added their second goal on 61 minutes. Jake Kelly set up Moore to crack a shot in off the underside of the crossbar.

 

Bohemians - Delany; Hayes, Mulcahy, A Murphy,  Fitzgerald; Buckley (D Byrne , 90+1), Wearen, Lopes (J Byrne, 80), Kelly (Ashe, 88); Moore; Akinade.

St Patrick's Athletic - O'Malley; O'Brien (Morris, 37), McGuinness, McEleney, Bermingham; Chambers; McGrath (Bayly, 77), Verdon (Langley, 67); Byrne, Fagan, Greene.

Ref - R Harvey (Dublin)

 

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