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

Match Report

Williams goal earns Drogheda draw with Bohs

Drogheda required a late goal from super sub Dean Williams to earn a point against Bohemians tonight.

Dawson Devoy gave the visitors the lead in the opening ten through a penalty. Bohs bossed possession, but right at the death, against the run of play, Williams popped up to share the spoils.

Bohs got underway after being gifted a penalty in the fifth minute. Tyreik Wright sent in a cross which struck James Clarke on the arm.

There was absolutely no question over whether it was a penalty or not. Dawson Devoy stepped up and despite Sam Long guessing the right way, the ball flew in to give Bohs a 1-0 lead.

Drogheda had two half chances throughout the first half. In the 24th minute, a deflected cross found Poynton at the back stick. His effort was straight at Talbot however.

In the 33rd minute, Dayle Rooney slipped through Darragh Nugent and he floated in a cross/shot, but yet again Talbot did his duty and palmed it away.

Bohs throughout this half dominated the ball, keeping Drogheda to mostly speculative efforts aside from the aforementioned two. Yet they couldn’t seem to create any clear cut chances of their own.

This trend continued well into the second half. Bohs dominated possession, but had to take mostly speculative efforts themselves.

Perhaps their best effort of the second half came in the 51st minute, when Liam Burt cut inside and sent one towards goal. Sam Long got down well though to collect the effort.

Promise Omichere, was marshalled well by the Drogs defence tonight. He did manage to win a pair of free kicks around the 65 minute mark though, but neither was on target.

In the 73rd minute, Jordan Flores nearly pulled off the spectacular when he lined up an overhead to greet a floated cross. He couldn’t get the contact however and sent it wide.

With five minutes to go, Liam Burt sent in a low drilled cross with pace, but Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe couldn’t get the contact on that one. This proved costly.

With two minutes to spare, Drogheda substitutes combined when Dylan Grimes bombed down the left and went to the byline before pulling it back. Dean Williams met it and slotted it in to ensure a complete smash and grab for the hosts.

A result that could boost the Drogs. Bohs on the other hand will be absolutely furious that they couldn’t make all their possession count.

  • 94'

    Full time.

  • 90'

    Four minutes added on.

  • 88'

    Goal! A late one for Drogheda after Dylan Grimes bombs down the left and pulls it back for Dean Williams who slots in! Against the run of play, but Drogheda won't care.

  • 85'

    Burt sends in a good ball from the right and Junior stretches, but can't get contact on it. If he could, this would've been sealed.

  • 73'

    Flores goes for a spectacular overhead, but doesn't connect.

  • 63'

    Wilson sends it over.

  • 62'

    Omichere bursts forward and Massey brings him down, earning a yellow. Free kick Bohs.

  • 60'

    At the hour mark. Bohs the better team in the second, but struggling to create clear cut chances.

  • 51'

    Burt cuts onto his right foot and curls one, but Long is down and deals with it handily.

  • 46'

    Bohs restart the game.

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 44'

    Deegan hits a speculative effort. Straightforward for Talbot.

  • 33'

    Nugent floats in a cross/shot after being slipped in by Rooney and it's palmed away by Talbot. Looked like it caught him off.

  • 28'

    Levingston with a long shot that Long is behind all the way.

  • 24'

    Best chance of the game so far for Drogs as it falls to Poynton at the back post, his effort is straight at Talbot.

  • 13'

    Rooney has a crack on the turn. Not a million miles off.

  • 7'

    Goal! Devoy slots it in from the spot. Long guesses the right way but it flashes by him.

  • 5'

    Penalty Bohs! The ball hits James Clarke's arm and the ref makes up his mind in seconds.

  • 4'

    Drogheda win the ball high and Lyons gets a shot off. Never worrying Talbot, however.

  • 1'

    Drogheda get us underway.

  • Meanwhile, Drogheda come out to cheers. Kickoff imminent.

  • Bohs come out and are welcomed by boos.

  • Both teams only have one win in their last five, but Bohs are coming off the back of an impressive mid week win vs Sligo. The Drogs find themselves under pressure to get a result.

  • The teams are in.

  • Hello and welcome to finalwhistle.ie for live updates of Drogheda United vs Bohemians in the Premier Division, I'm Seán Comber and I'll be updating you on tonight's events.

Drogheda Utd

31Sam Long Goalkeeper
2Sean Roughan Defender
4Andrew Quinn Defender
5Keith Cowan 3 Defender
8Gary Deegan Midfielder
9Chris Lyons 17 Forward
14Dane Massey Defender 62'
16Dayle Rooney 10 Midfielder
22James Clarke Midfielder
24Darragh Nugent 19 Midfielder
26George Poynton Midfielder
1Colin McCabe Goalkeeper
3Evan Weir 5 Defender
10Dylan Grimes 16 Midfielder
12Aaron Davis Goalkeeper
15Mohamed Boudiaf Defender
17Dean Williams 9 Forward 88'
19Ryan Brennan 24 Midfielder
21Luke Heeney Midfielder
25Killian Cailloce Forward

Bohemians

1James Talbot Goalkeeper
3Tyreke Wilson Defender
5Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote 21 Midfielder
10Dawson Devoy Midfielder 7'
11Liam Burt Midfielder
12Max Murphy Midfielder
14Conor Levingston 4 Midfielder
15Grant Horton Defender 65'
20Promise Omochere Forward
23Kris Twardek 9 Midfielder
25Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely 14 Defender
6Jordan Doherty Midfielder
9Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 23 Forward
16JJ McKiernan
17Ryan Cassidy Forward
19Sam Packham Defender
21Jordan Flores 8 Midfielder
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 34)
2 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Drogheda United

(Series 27)
3 - 2
Premier Division
United Park

Drogheda United v Bohemian FC

(Series 16)
5 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Drogheda United

(Series 9)
1 - 1
Premier Division
United Park

Drogheda United v Bohemian FC

Ground

United Park
United Park, Cross Lane, Fair Gate, The Borough District of Drogheda, County Louth, Leinster, A92DKR0, Ireland

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