Date Time League Season
1 April 2022 7:45 pm Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Akintunde Ace in delivering late Derry winner

James Akintunde’s injury-time header kept Derry City’s 100% record alive as The Candystripes beat Bohemians 2-1 at Dalymount in a hard fought game which saw them go a goal behind thanks to a great move capped off by Liam Burt.

Ronan Boyce would level the score for the visitors in the second-half which swung the momentum of the fixture after Bohs started so strongly.

Bohs were exceptional in the first-half, playing at a frantic pace, pressing Derry and putting their defence under pressure. 

Grant Horton came close early on with a long range effort that almost caught Brian Maher off his line but he was able to palm the strike over the bar. 

Tyreke Wilson nearly curled in a free-kick a few minutes after. 

The Gypsies would get the opener after 20 minutes when Liam Burt, Ali Coote and Promise Omochere all combined before Burt finished off what was a brilliant team goal. 

Just after Burt’s opener,Omochere had a header go wide and Jordan Flores forced another good save from Maher. Bohs lead 1-0 at the break. 

They failed to start the second half with the same intensity that they had done in the first. 

The Candystripes began to find their feet and were rewarded just after the hour mark when a Cameron McJannett cross found the head of Ronan Boyce who levelled the scoring. 

Derry began to get on top after Boyce’s equaliser and sloppiness and frustration grew in the Bohs performance. 

A wayward attempt at a clearance from Rory Feely looped over James Talbot who just about managed to slap the ball off the line. 

Liam Burt was presented with Bohemians’s best chance of the second-half when he ran through on goal but did not manage to get any power in his effort against Maher. 

It seemed as though the spoils would be shared until substitute James Akintunde headed home a free-kick with the last kick of the game to snatch all three points for Derry. 

City remain on top of the table with their 100% record. They return to Dublin on Monday when they face UCD. 

As for Bohs, they travel to The Showgrounds on Tuesday to face Sligo Rovers. 

  • 90'

    GOAL! Akintunde heads home the winner

  • 90'

    Three minutes to be added on here at Dalymount

  • 84'

    Matty Smith with a great effort that Talbot manages to tip over the bar

  • 83'

    Grant Horton is booked

  • 76'

    The ball deflects off of Rory Feely and the ball loops over Talbot who just manages to palm the ball off the line

  • 69'

    Burt with a great touch to take him past the last man but his shot is tame and an easy save for Maher

  • 63'

    Omochere strips McEleney of the ball and curls an effort just wide

  • 60'

    Feely is booked for bringing down Matty Smith

  • 59'

    GOAL! Ronan Boyce with a great header inside the six-yard box to level the score

  • 58'

    A slower start to the second-half here as both sides are evenly matched

  • 49'

    Brandon Kavangh fires a shot from distance but fails to find the target

  • 47'

    Burt with the first effort of the second-half but he drags it wide

  • 45'

    Derry get the second-half underway

  • 45'

    HT: Bohs lead 1-0. A great 45 minutes from Keith Long's men who have been all over the league leaders here at Dalymount

  • 45'

    Joe Thomson is booked after the half-time whistle for kicking the ball at a Bohs player

  • 43'

    McGonigle turns and shoots from distance forcing a good save from Talbot

  • 37'

    Cameron Dummigan is booked for a dangerous tackle

  • 34'

    Omochere gets his head on a free-kick but it bounces just wide

  • 28'

    Omochere with a shot in the box but it's deflected out for a corner

  • 27'

    Jordan Flores fires off a shot forcing a reaction save from Maher

  • 25'

    GOAL! You won't find a better team goal than that. Coote and Omochere sliced the Derry defence open with some nice one-twos before Coote slipped in Liam Burt who cut inside and finished the move off

  • 19'

    Coote goes on a surging run and shoots from outside the box but he drags the shot wide

  • 17'

    Kavanagh with a volley that just swirls over the bar

  • 16'

    A great start from the hosts, Keith Long's men have dominated proceedings so far

  • 9'

    Wilson\'s effort is just over the bar

  • 8'

    Ali Coote wins a free after some nice linkup play with Burt and Omochere

  • 3'

    Grant Horton with a rocket from distance but Brian Maher manages to tip it over the bar

  • 1'

    We are underway!

  • Anticipation building here before kick-off at Dalymount. Can Bohs make up for their poor start with a big win against the league leaders or will Derry continue their stellar form and remain unbeaten?

  • Derry City lineup is in

  • Bohs lineup is in

  • Hello and welcome to's coverage of tonight's SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash between Bohemians and Derry City. I'm Seán Crosbie and I will be keeping you up to date on all the action here from Dalymount


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
3Tyreke Wilson Defender
15Grant Horton Defender
5Ciaran Kelly Defender
4Rory Feely Defender 60'
8Ali Coote 20 Midfielder
11Liam Burt 16 Midfielder 25'
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
21Jordan Flores Midfielder
20Promise Omochere 10 Forward
23Kris Twardek Midfielder
25Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
16JJ McKiernan 11
19Sam Packham Defender
20Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 8 Forward
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
24Max Murphy Midfielder
27Cian Byrne Defender
10Dawson Devoy 20 Midfielder
30Nickson Okasun Forward

Derry City

26Brian Maher Goalkeeper
2Ronan Boyce Defender 59'
21Cameron McJannet Defender
6Eoin Toal Defender
24Danny Lafferty Defender
16Shane McEleney Defender
8Joe Thomson 12 Midfielder 45'
14Will Patching 11 Midfielder
20Brandon Kavanagh 11 Midfielder
23Cameron Dummigan Midfielder 37'
9Jamie McGonigle Forward
1Nathan Gartside Goalkeeper
3Ciaran Coll Defender
11Patrick McEleney 14 Midfielder
11James Akintunde 20 Forward
12Matty Smith 8 Forward
17Gerard Storey Midfielder
25Evan McLaughlin Defender
29Jack Malone Midfielder
38Liam Mullan Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 33)
1 - 1
Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v Bohemian FC

(Series 26)
3 - 3
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Derry City

(Series 15)
1 - 1
Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v Bohemian FC

4 - 5
eLOI Group A
Online Event

Derry City v Bohemian FC

(Series 8)
1 - 2
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Derry City

(Series 13)
2 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Derry City

(Series 4)
2 - 0
Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v Bohemian FC


Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, Ireland

Seán is a final year Journalism student in DCU.