Thursday 29 September 2016

Galway get the better of Bohemians in eight-goal thriller

Galway United 5 Bohemians 3

Published 15/05/2015 | 22:32

Galway United manager Tommy Dunne
Galway United manager Tommy Dunne

Bohemians fell to their first away defeat of the season after they were blitzed by a rampant Galway United side in a remarkable game at Eamonn Deacy Park.

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Bohs may have conceded just one goal away from home up to this all season, but Galway hit them for three in the opening 28 minutes in a game which saw three penalties and the sending-off of Gypsies’ ‘keeper Dean Delany in the closing minutes.

Jake Keegan and Paddy Kavanagh exchanged goals before Enda Curran scored a controversial penalty.

Worse was to follow for Bohs after 28 minutes when Padraic Cunningham dispossessed Derek Prendergast to score but Dean Kelly pulled back a goal before the break with a penalty after Roberto Lopes was fouled.

Ryan Connolly doubled Galway’s lead eight minutes from time before Adam Evans pulled one back. But then Delany was red-carded for a foul on Connolly after Curran slotted his second penalty.

 

GALWAY UNITED – Gleeson; Raftery, Sinnott, Walsh, Horgan; Keegan, O’Leary, Connolly, Garcia (Shanahan 71); Curran, Cunningham.

BOHEMIANS – Delany; Hayes, Prendergast (Mulcahy 55), Murphy, Fitzgerald; Kavanagh, Creevy (Byrne 58), Lopes, Evans; Buckley; Kelly (Griffin 70).

REF – A Buttimer (Cork)

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