Thursday 23 November 2017

Aganovic finally finds a way past Supple

Galway Utd 2 Bohemians 0

Kevin Devaney scored in the second half. Pic: Sportsfile
Kevin Devaney scored in the second half. Pic: Sportsfile

Daragh Small

Galway United got their first win in six league games last night as Armin Aganovic and Kevin Devaney scored in the second-half to clinch a much needed victory over Bohemians at Eamonn Deacy Park.

It has been a fallow period of late for the hosts and it looked as if the first-half heroics of Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple would frustrate them again before the goals came late on.

But Tommy Dunne's side finally cracked it when Aganovis struck midway through the second-half, and Devaney wrapped up all three points eight minutes from time.

The hosts had not lost at home to Bohemians since 2011 and they looked to inflict more pain on Galway who only had one point from a possible 15 in their last five games.

Jose Garcia was the only absentee for Galway while Ismahil Akinade was still out for the visitors. But they did welcome back captain Derek Pender.

Bohemians had won three of their last five league outings but it was Galway who dominated possession and territory in the first-half. And they had three great opportunities where they should have scored.

Enda Curran had his first opportunity in the eighth minute but he blasted the ball straight at Bohemians goalkeeper Supple, when he was through one-on-one.

Sam Ramsbottom kept his goal intact as Bohemians had their only real chance in the first-half, when Kurtis Byrne was on target.

Supple was again brilliant, when Ryan Connolly shot from inside the area, and the Bohemians goalkeeper got down to his left. And he repeated that feat on the half-hour after Colm Horgan's great pass put Curran through but Curran missed again.

It was 0-0 at half-time however Aganovic scored his first goal for Galway in the 66th minute before Devaney made it safe in the 82nd minute.

Galway United - S Ramsbottom; C Horgan, A Aganovic, S Folan, M Ludden; G Shanahan, A Byrne, P Sinnott, K Devaney (C Melody 94); R Connolly; E Curran (V Faherty 80). 
Bohemians - S Supple; D Hayes, D Byrne, S Best, D Pender (M Quigley 80); K Buckley, E Wearen, R Lopes, P Kavanagh; D O'Halloran (J Kelly 74), K Byrne.
Ref - Rob Harvey (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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