Friday 23 February 2018

Buckley adds to Galway's woe as Bohs halt hoodoo

Galway 0 Bohemians 2

GALWAY UNITED endured another traumatic experience at Terryland Park last night, slumping to a seventh defeat on the spin as Bohemians finally registered a victory over the team that cost them the title last year.

The previous five collisions between the clubs bizarrely featured four Galway successes and a draw, but the Tribesmen's home form has been wretched in this campaign and the Gypsies were sufficiently composed to turn this into a routine triumph on the banks of the Corrib.

Quietly and effectively Bohemians are remaining competitive, and while the occasional blip is unavoidable, their away record will encourage Pat Fenlon. This was Bohemians fifth away win of a season during which Fenlon has done a remarkable job in keeping them in touch, considering how briskly he stitched the squad together.


The visitors quickly seized the initiative and only 12 minutes had elapsed when the latest in a long list of Galway defensive blips was punished as Stephen Traynor, fast becoming a key contributor for the Gypsies, located Anto Flood, who nodded the ball past Greg Fleming.

Galway twice went close to pinching an equaliser as Enda Curran was denied by a Chris O'Connor save and Sean Kelly failed to squeeze a shot on target through a thicket of bodies.

Bohs added a second on the hour mark as Keith Buckley slammed home the rebound after Flood's shot had been repelled by Fleming.

Fleming then made a delightful save from Traynor and Killian Brennan shaved the woodwork.

Galway United -- Fleming; Shaun Kelly, Sinnott, Walsh (Keogh 77), G Kelly; Gartland (Cash 54), Sean Kelly, Eduardo; Moore (Gilmore 65); Ryan; E Curran.

Bohemians -- O'Connor; Heary, Burns, Price, O'Brien; Buckley, Rossiter (Cahill 51), Bayly, Brennan; Traynor (Joyce 90), Flood (Forrester 87).

Ref -- R Winter (Wicklow).

Irish Independent

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