Thursday 21 September 2017

Goals from Byrne and Mulcahy keep Bohemians buoyant

Bohemians 2 Limerick 0

Goals in each half from veterans Jason Byrne (pictured) and Dave Mulcahy maintained Bohemians' fine end-of-season form at Dalymount Park (SPORTSFILE)
Goals in each half from veterans Jason Byrne (pictured) and Dave Mulcahy maintained Bohemians' fine end-of-season form at Dalymount Park (SPORTSFILE)

Goals in each half from veterans Jason Byrne and Dave Mulcahy maintained Bohemians' fine end-of-season form at Dalymount Park.

Bohs started well, forcing three corners before Dinny Corcoran worked Barry Ryan into producing a terrific save with his feet on 18 minutes.

Though Limerick passed the ball well, it was Bohemians' more direct approach which brought them the lead on 39 minutes.

Corcoran put strike partner Byrne in on goal. And though Ryan parried his initial shot, the 36-year-old striker followed up to dink the ball to the net.

A miss-kicked clearance gifted Byrne another chance in first-half stoppage time with Ryan forced into his second good stop of the game.

Limerick thought they had levelled on 63 minutes but for a clearance off the line by Derek Pender from Rory Gaffney.

A minute later, Roberto Lopes was well placed to hack off the Bohemians' line again from a Lee Lynch corner.

Bohs then struck for their second on 71 minutes when skipper Mulcahy's powerful downward header from Karl Moore's corner found the bottom corner of Ryan's net.

Bohemians - Delany; Pender, Lopes, Price, Memery; Beattie, Mulcahy, Wearen, Moore; J Byrne (Buckley h-t), Corcoran.

Limerick - Ryan; Nzuzi, Oji, Folan, O'Connor; Price; Tracy, Lynch, Duggan; Mann, Gaffney.

Ref - A Buttimer (Cork).

Irish Independent

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