Sunday 22 September 2019

Bohemians spot on to book place in last eight at expense of battling Longford

Bohemians 1 Longford Town 1 (Bohs win 5-4 on pens AET)

Daniel Mandroiu of Bohemians in action against Aodh Dervin of Longford Town during the FAI Cup second round match at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Daniel Mandroiu of Bohemians in action against Aodh Dervin of Longford Town during the FAI Cup second round match at Dalymount Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Aidan Fitzmaurice

If Bohemians are to go all the way in the FAI Cup this season they will go about it the hard way as they were pushed to the brink of an exit by Longford Town before a dramatic win in a penalty shoot-out.

Ninety minutes of football could not provide a goal, though we came close to one when Longford missed a penalty with nine minutes to go, and a two-goal burst in opening stages of extra time, from Andre Wright and Jack Doherty, had the teams level at 1-1, but it still needed a penalty shoot-out to separate the two sides.

And the key moment was when Bohs keeper James Talbot saved from his opposite number Lee Steacy, Bohs winning 5-4 in sudden death after the sides both missed their first kick, Danny Mandroiu wide for Bohs and Dean Byrne’s effort for Longford saved by Talbot.

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