Wednesday 24 January 2018

Galway get the better of Bohemians in eight-goal thriller

Galway United 5 Bohemians 3

Galway United manager Tommy Dunne
Galway United manager Tommy Dunne

Bohemians fell to their first away defeat of the season after they were blitzed by a rampant Galway United side in a remarkable game at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Bohs may have conceded just one goal away from home up to this all season, but Galway hit them for three in the opening 28 minutes in a game which saw three penalties and the sending-off of Gypsies’ ‘keeper Dean Delany in the closing minutes.

Jake Keegan and Paddy Kavanagh exchanged goals before Enda Curran scored a controversial penalty.

Worse was to follow for Bohs after 28 minutes when Padraic Cunningham dispossessed Derek Prendergast to score but Dean Kelly pulled back a goal before the break with a penalty after Roberto Lopes was fouled.

Ryan Connolly doubled Galway’s lead eight minutes from time before Adam Evans pulled one back. But then Delany was red-carded for a foul on Connolly after Curran slotted his second penalty.


GALWAY UNITED – Gleeson; Raftery, Sinnott, Walsh, Horgan; Keegan, O’Leary, Connolly, Garcia (Shanahan 71); Curran, Cunningham.

BOHEMIANS – Delany; Hayes, Prendergast (Mulcahy 55), Murphy, Fitzgerald; Kavanagh, Creevy (Byrne 58), Lopes, Evans; Buckley; Kelly (Griffin 70).

REF – A Buttimer (Cork)

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