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Friday 20 April 2018

High-flying Bohs on the march upwards

Bohemians 2 Longford Town 0

Bohs' Dean Kelly
Bohs' Dean Kelly

Bohemians beat Longford Town for the second time in four days to move up to second in the Premier Division. Goals from Dean Kelly and Adam Evans secured their fifth win in seven league matches.

Set-piece goals are fast becoming a trademark at Dalymount Park and in Lorcan Fitzgerald, Bohs have one of the best set-piece takers around. His corner created the opening goal in the 23rd minute.

The ex-West Ham defender’s perfect cross found Kelly’s head and the former Shamrock Rovers striker couldn’t miss from three yards. That was his first goal since the opening night in Limerick.

Another common trend at Bohs this season is substitutes scoring goals. Marc Griffin and Kealan Dillon have done it recently and Evans continued that trend with his first touch on 72 minutes. He finished Kelly’s inviting cross after an excellent Keith Buckley pass.

Longford’s only real opportunity of poor second half came to Dave O’Sullivan but his curling shot was well saved by Dean Delany to ensure his sixth clean sheet in seven league games.

Bohemians – Delany; Pender, Lopes, A Murphy, Fitzgerald; Kavanagh, Creevy, Dillon, Moore (Evans, 71); Buckley (O’Brien, 79); Kelly (Griffin, 87).

Longford – Hunt; Mulhall, Sullivan, Tyrell, Powell; Ben Mohamed, Rice (Salmon, 37), Gorman, O’Connor (Simon, 57); O’Sullivan, Shaw.

REF  –  S Grant

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