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Date Time League Season
4 March 2022 8:00 pm Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Harps and Bohs share the spoils

Spoils were shared in Ballybofey tonight as an entertaining clash between Finn Harps and Bohemians ended 1-1.

Promise Omichere gave Bohs the lead in the second half after pouncing on a defensive error, but a superb Ryan Connolly strike cancelled that out after a lovely one-two with Bastien Hery ten minutes later.

This game started off lively when just five minutes in Max Murphy tested Mark McGinley from range following a short corner. McGinley got down well to deny Bohs the lead, but the tempo was set.

Both teams had half chances in the opening 20, but in the 10 minutes between the 20th minute mark and half hour mark, yellow cards were flying out of the refs’ pocket.

In the 25th minute, a scuffle ensued after a confrontation between Promise Omochere and Ethan Boyle resulted in Omochere pushing Boyle to the ground, which caused both sets of players to get involved. Omochere and Boyle received a booking each, with the former arguably lucky to stay on. Yoyo Mahdy also got a booking for his part.

James Finnerty, Filip Miljahevic and Ryan Connolly all also picked up yellows either side of this incident for fouls.

A goal came a few minutes into the second half when Promise Omochere capitalised on a defensive error. A Dawson Devoy cross was not dealt with by Ryan Rainey, who fluffed his lines. Omochere took the loose ball first time, making no mistake.

Over the coming 10-15 minutes Harps started to apply pressure and it paid off. In the 66th minute, Ryan Connolly dished the ball out left to Bastien Hery. Hery played it back to Connolly, who took it into the box and slammed into the roof of the net. Given how it was going, it was what Harps deserved.

Omochere nearly sunk Harps hearts five minutes later when a ferocious effort from just outside the box clattered the bar. It looked as if we were set for a hectic last twenty.

This was not to be the case. Both sides had half chances, but nothing solid. Rainey displayed some quality defending to make up for his earlier mistake.

A talking point came in the 89th minute when Omochere was sent off for a second yellow for a foul on Boyle. Upon second look, it may not have even been a foul. Keith Long will have to make do without his line leader for their next game.

  • 94'

    Full time.

  • 94'

    Healy follows up a long throw in but fires wide. Likely the last chance of the game.

  • 92'

    Chance broke for Horton at the back stick, but Rainey gets in and clears it.

  • 92'

    A late Bohs corner can't even beat the first man.

  • 90'

    Four minutes added on.

  • 89'

    Omochere is off! He's deemed to have fouled Boyle in an aerial duel and that's his second yellow. May have been harsh.

  • 83'

    Omochere looked to had chipped McGinley, but Rainey gets back and clears it behind for a corner. Great defending.

  • 79'

    Flores floats in a free from the right and it falls to Kelly in the box who shoots just wide.

  • 71'

    Wow! Promise Omochere hammers a chance from just outside the box and clatters the bar! Great play from a man looking for a second.

  • 66'

    Goal! Connolly slams it into the roof of the net after a tidy one-two with Hery.

  • 65'

    Mihaljevic is played through by Mahdy on the counter and found himself one on one, but his first touch is poor and Talbot can come off his line and sweep it. Game heating up now.

  • 63'

    Connolly and Talbot get into it. Connolly seems aggravated at the time Talbot is taking when he has the ball.

  • 56'

    N'Zeyi is booked for a late challenge.

  • 52'

    Goal! Omochere gives Bohs the breakthrough after Rainey fails to deal with a Devoy cross.

  • 49'

    Mahdy finds himself in tons of space and tries a very speculative long ranger, which barely tested Talbot.

  • 46'

    We're back. Bohs begin the second half.

  • 45'

    Half time. Action packed first half, but no goals.

  • 43'

    Kelly meets a free at the back stick, but doesn't get the desired contact.

  • 36'

    Rainey tries one from just outside the area and there's calls for handball, but the ref isn't interested.

  • 30'

    Connolly has now been booked. This is mental.

  • 28'

    Gavin Dykes, Harps' assistant manager, has also been booked. Just surprising it's not Ollie Horgan.

  • 28'

    Mihaljevic is booked after being called for simply holding off his man on the ball. Whether the booking is for the supposed foul or dissent, it's made the ref unpopular with the home fans.

  • 22'

    Finnerty is booked for breaking up a Harps counter attack.

  • 21'

    Flores tries one from range, but McGinely tips it wide.

  • 19'

    Connolly shoots from range, but Talbot is behind it all the way.

  • 14'

    Twardek gets a chance off after a Feely cross is met by Omichere who headed it down for him. Effort was way off however.

  • 11'

    Pandemonium in the Bohs box as Harps get in and get numerous shots on goal off, but Bohs hold firm.

  • 5'

    McGinley denies Murphy from range after Bohs took a corner quickly. Harps were caught napping and McGinley bailed them out.

  • 1'

    Harps get us underway.

  • Just ten minutes until kickoff now.

  • The Bohemians lineup is now also in.

  • The Finn Harps lineup is now in.

  • Hello and welcome to finalwhistle.ie for updates of tonight's Premier Division clash between Finn Harps and Bohemians, I'm Seán Comber and I'll be updating you on tonight's events.

Finn Harps

1Mark McGinley Goalkeeper
5Dave Webster Defender
6Ryan Connolly Midfielder 66'
30'
9Yousef Mahdy 8 Forward 25'
11Barry McNamee Midfielder
15Jose Carrillo 4 Defender
17Elie-Gael N’Zeyi Midfielder 56'
21Bastien Hery 12 Midfielder
22Ryan Rainey Midfielder
24Ethan Boyle Defender 25'
33Filip Mihaljevic Forward 28'
Gavin Mulreany Goalkeeper
4Rob Slevin 15 Defender
Stephen Black Defender
8Eric McWoods 9 Forward
10Mark Timlin Midfielder
11Jesse Devers Midfielder
12Luke Rudden 21 Forward
30Damien Duffy Midfielder
31Nathan Logue Midfielder

Bohemians

1James Talbot Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely Defender
6Jordan Doherty Midfielder
8Ali Coote 7 Midfielder
10Dawson Devoy Midfielder
12Max Murphy Midfielder
15Grant Horton Defender
18James Finnerty 5 Defender 22'
20Promise Omochere Forward 52'
25'
21Jordan Flores Midfielder
23Kris Twardek Midfielder
25Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
5Ciaran Kelly 18 Defender
7Stephen Mallon 8 Midfielder
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
16JJ McKiernan
17Ryan Cassidy Forward
19Sam Packham Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 28)
1 - 2
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Finn Harps

(Series 22)
1 - 2
Premier Division
Finn Park

Finn Harps v Bohemian FC

(Series 10)
4 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Finn Harps

(Series 1)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Finn Park

Finn Harps v Bohemian FC

(Series 17)
0 - 2
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Finn Harps

(Series 8)
0 - 1
Premier Division
Finn Park

Finn Harps v Bohemian FC

Officials

Referee
Damien MacGraith

Ground

Finn Park
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