Tuesday 21 November 2017

Fagan gets Bohs back to winning ways

Bohemians 1
UCD 0

With less than a goal a game this season, it's easy to see where Bohs' problems have come from.

Luckily for Pat Fenlon's side last night, a solitary Christy Fagan penalty proved enough to return them to winning ways. But it also ensured they were always on edge.

In a lively game, UCD showed admirable adventure from the off. Indeed, their initiative almost brought an early goal as Bohs 'keeper Chris O'Connor miscued a kick-out straight to Dean Marshall, but he fluffed his lines.

That wasn't the case for Killian Brennan, whose deliveries were a constant threat at the other end. But, for all the speed of Bohs' passing and the intensity of their pressing, they still struggled to fashion a clear opening.

On 25 minutes, however, Michael Leahy handed them one. With the UCD defender palming the ball inside the box, it was left to Fagan to drill into the bottom corner.

Brennan almost did the same with two second-half free-kicks, one which went just wide, another which Ger Barron pushed away. Fagan later went close with a shot, while at the other end the Bohs defence stayed firm.

BOHEMIANS -- O'Connor; Heary, O'Brien, Cronin (Burke 88), Burns; Price, Bayly, Buckley (Dixon 82), Brennan, Flood, Fagan (Traynor 78).

UCD -- Barron; Harding, Nangle, O'Connor, Leahy; Corry (Ledwith 45), O'Connor, Marshall, Meenan; Belhout (Doyle 68), Benson (Rusk 57).

REF -- N Doyle (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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