Monday 18 December 2017

Fagan and Friars off in stalemate

Derry City 0 Bohemians 0

DERRY and Bohemians ended their campaigns in a drab draw where both teams were reduced to 10 men -- with both Emmett Friars and Christy Fagan shown straight red cards following an off-the-ball incident.

On 15 minutes a neat back-heel by Mark Farren found Eamonn Zayed, whose shot from a tight angle hit the side netting.

Bohs were unlucky not to take the lead just after the hour-mark when Aidan Downes' shot on the turn was kept out by an alert Gerard Doherty.

The visitors troubled Doherty again soon after, when Anto Flood's shot from the edge of the box was parried.

A fantastic one-handed save by Brian Murphy on 68 minutes kept Bohs in the game when Daniel Lafferty got a firm header to Patrick McEleney's free-kick.

Ten minutes later Murphy denied Lafferty again to ensure the game finished goalless.

Derry City -- Doherty, McCallion, Friars, S McEleney, Lafferty; P McEleney, Higgins (Henry h-t); Molloy, McLaughlin; Farren (McDaid 81); Zayed.

Bohemians -- Murphy, Heary, Cahill, Cronin, Burns, O'Brien, Forrester (Hurley h-t); Rossiter (Buckley h-t); Flood, Downes (Fagan 84); Traynor.

Ref -- T Connolly (Dublin)

Irish Independent

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