Bohemians send out another statement of intent with impressive with in Derry
Derry City 0 Bohemians 2
Bohemians sent another statement of intent as they claimed an impressive win at the Brandywell.
Keith Long’s side kept up their magnificent defensive record this season, having conceded just four goals in 14 league games, although they were grateful for some wayward Derry finishing.
The home side really should have been celebrating a goal on 20 minutes when Junior Ogedi was hauled back by Conor Levingston, and from the resulting free kick, Barry McNamee found Greg Sloggett unmarked at the back post, but the midfielder could only glance a header wide when it seemed easier to score.
The goal the game needed arrived eight minutes into the second half and it was a brilliantly worked move which saw Bohemians take the lead, Kevin Devaney finding Dinny Corcoran who drew Patrick McClean out of position, allowing Danny Mandriou to race through and smash the ball high past Peter Cherrie.
Derry passed up another chance on 66 minutes when Junior led his team forward before releasing Jamie McDonagh on the right and his cross was met by Sloggett, who again miscued, guiding his header wide of the target from ten yards.
Derry’s frustrating night was summed up when they gifted Bohs a second goal with just ten minutes remaining, Sloggett’s poor attempt at a back pass leaving Cherrie stranded and Dinny Corcoran had the simple task of rolling the ball into the net to seal the win for the visitors.
Derry City – Peter Cherrie, Ciaran Coll, Patrick McClean (Conor McDermott 62’), Eoin Toal, Darren Cole, Ciaron Harkin (Gerardo Bruna 62’), Greg Sloggett, Barry McNamee, Jamie McDonagh, Eoghan Stokes (Gianni Seraf 62’), Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe.
Bohemians – James Talbot, Derek Pender, Aaron Barry, Rob Cornwall, Darragh Leahy, Keith Buckley, Conor Levingston, Kevin Devaney (Luke Wade-Slater 88’), Danny Grant (Robbie McCourt 89’), Danny Mandroiu (Keith Ward 84’), Dinny Corcoran.
Ref – Rob Rogers.