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Delany's heroics can't save Bohs

While their home form has been disappointing, Dundalk's capacity to produce impressive results on the road continued when they won their fourth away game of the season.

No one can suggest it was undeserved either. While there was a huge element of fortune to their second goal, when Richard Towell's 35-yard-shot took a wicked deflection off a Bohemians defender before nestling in Dean Delany's net, up until then the only luck Dundalk had was bad.

Chance after chance went abegging. And on all bar one occasion, Delany had answers to the questions posed of him. The exception came in the 20th minute when Towell's swerving free-kick was only partially blocked by the former Shels 'keeper, resulting in Tiarnan Mulvenna having the opportunity to pounce on the loose ball and score, which he duly did.

Dundalk looked a really slick side and key to their performance was their high energy level. This, combined with the pace and accuracy of their passing, saw them carve open the Bohemians defence on a regular basis.

The game's pattern stayed the same: Dundalk attacked and Delany kept them at bay – until that deflected goal, that is.

BOHEMIANS – Delany; Barker, Lopes, Paisley, Byrne; Pender, McEvoy (O'Brien 75); Moore, Murray (Lyons h-t), Mulligan; Devaney (Scully h-t).

DUNDALK – Cherrie; Sullivan, Rossiter, Boyle, Massey; Towell; Dillon, Ward (Mountney 65), O'Donnell; Faherty (Hoban 80 ), Mulvenna (Meenan 72).

Ref – T Connolly (Dublin)

Irish Independent