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Price rues O'Neill's goals

BOHEMIANS defender Aidan Price doffed his cap to former team-mate Gary O'Neill as a double strike from the Drogheda United man denied Bohs the chance to go clear at the top of the table on Friday, writes AIDAN FITZMAURICE.

Bohs led 2-0 thanks to early goals from Dinny Corcoran, but O'Neill came up with his first league goals since he was diagnosed with cancer last year to earn Drogheda a point. United now top the table and this was a lesson for Bohs ahead of Friday's Dublin derby with Shamrock Rovers.

"They were two great finishes from Gary, it just shows you that you can't give a player of his quality even a moment as he will punish you and Nailer punished us on Friday. Fair play to him and it is great to see him back playing," said Price.

"We had restricted Gary for most of the game, but he came up with two great finishes, though they were poor goals from our point of view. To concede so late and only draw a game we should have won is a disappointment.

"But we will take the positives from the game into the Rovers match on Friday, we created loads of chances, and we should learn from that. You need to take your chances because, if you let someone like Gary O'Neill get a sniff, you will concede.

"It would have been great to be clear at the top heading into the Rovers match, but it wasn't to be. If we can eradicate those mistakes, I am sure we will have a good season and also enjoy next Friday," added former Hoops man Price.