Monday 18 December 2017

Bohemians sink to the bottom

BOHEMIANS 1 drogheda 1

Press Association

The interim management team of Owen Heary and Graham O'Hanlon remain unbeaten after two games in charge, but they will wake up this morning with Bohemians sitting bottom of the Premier Division table.

Roberto Lopes' 88th-minute equaliser cancelled out Alan Byrne's 65th-minute header as Bohs grabbed a point.

The opening goal came midway through the second half, in a period where Drogheda were dominant.

Gavin Brennan's powerful shot was beaten away by Dean Delaney, but the alert Alan Byrne was first to the rebound to head into the net amid a clutch of bodies from inside the six-yard box.

The equaliser came with just two minutes left, as Lopes' half-volley flew into the net after a long throw from new signing Anto Murphy.

The only incident of note from a terrible first half was Delaney's brilliant save from Gavin Brennan's shot.

Drogheda thought they had won it in added-time but Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien's goal was disallowed for offside.

Bohs will now continue their search for a new manager, having been given permission to talk to Athlone Town manager Roddy Collins and they will entertain UCD at Dalymount Park next week, with just one point separating the sides at the foot of the table.

Bohemains – Delaney; Barker (Scully 83); Lopes; A Murphy; Reynor; Buckley; McEvoy; Traynor (Traynor 68); Moore; Lyons (C Murphy 59); Corcoran.

Drogheda United – Schlingermann; Grimes; Byrne; Prendergast; G Brennan; P O'Conor; R Brennan; Cassidy; O'Neill; Rusk; Hynes (D O'Brien 68).

REF – R Rogers (Dublin)

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