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Bohs break duck with win over Cork

BOHEMIANS scored their first goal, won their first game and moved off the bottom of the Airtricity League with a 1-0 victory over Cork City.

Daniel Corcoran's goal on the stroke of half-time was enough for Bohs to take all three points much to the relief of the Dalymount Park faithful. Cork threatened to wreck the party in the final few minutes after David Scully was sent off with five minutes remaining in normal time.

Bohs had the better of the opening exchanges with Corcoran's header flashing just wide and Mark McNulty in the Cork goals pulling off a number of fine saves.

But Bohemians finally broke their deadlock for the season after 495 minutes of football and it had to be a fluke as Corcoran's shot hit a bobble and went over McNulty to send the Dalymount faithful into raptures.

The second half was a fiery affair with both sides flying into a few abrasive tackles. Bohs kept control, though, with Keith Ward curling just wide 10 minutes into the half.

Eventually, one of those challenges -- on John Dunleavy -- saw Scully sent off moments from the end. But, with Cork struggling to create anything of note despite a late siege, Bohs had done enough.

They weren't going to be denied at the last on a night of firsts.