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

Match Report

Rovers on top in Dublin derby

Shamrock Rovers beat Bohemians 3-1 in a frantic Dublin derby at Dalymount Park.

Former Bohs man Andy Lyons gave the visitors the advantage inside 5 minutes, and a Max Murphy own goal doubled their lead after 35 minutes.

Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe got one back for the Gypsies in the 69th but Danny Mandroiu went straight up the pitch to make it 3-1 and silenced the crowd.

It’s fair to say both sides brought excellent energy levels, although you’d expect nothing less in this fixture. However the difference proved to be that extra bit of quality Rovers possessed, with Byrne in particular dictating the play.

Lyons gave them the lead in the 5th minute after he capitalised on a scramble in the box.The former Bohs man’s goal didn’t go down well with the home crowd.

Stephen Bradley’s men continued to edge the Gypsies in quality and had the majority of chances despite the hosts being a threat on the break through Kris Twardek and Ali Coote.

They went two up after 35 minutes when Byrne’s cross led to an own goal from Murphy.

The Dublin Originals made three changes at half time and adjusted to two up top which freed up some space and they became the better team for the next 20 minutes.

They got a deserved route back into the game when Ogedi-Uzokwe latched on to the rebound of Dawson Devoy’s long distance volley.

However Mandroiu went straight up the pitch and slotted home to the agony of the home crowd, before proceeding to shush them. Afterwards any fight Keith Long’s men had left was minimal and Rovers saw out the 3-1 win.

A big result for Bradley who sees his team keep pace with Derry. Long can take positives from the second half but the loss now sees the Phibsborough outfit move further from the likes of Pats and Dundalk.

  • Full-time here in Phibsborough. 1-3 it finishes

  • 90'

    6 added on here. Bohs not looking like scoring and the points are safe with the Hoops

  • 71'

    Dylan Watts and Aaron Greene replace Towell and Rory Gaffney

  • 70'

    Danny Mandroui goes straight up the other end and silences the home celebrations. 3-1

  • 69'

    Bohs get a well deserved goal as Dawson Devoy hits a speculative volley and Ogedi-Uzokwe follows up with the rebound

  • 61'

    Roberto Lopes booked for a professional foul on Ogedi-Uzokwe

  • 60'

    Long changing to two up top seems to be working in his sides favour who are now well on top

  • 56'

    The hosts continue to chase a way back into this. Tyreke Wilson saw a good opportunity after bombing down the left but Mannus was equal to it

  • 47'

    Towell made a vital clearance as the ball trickled into the visitors’ danger area. Bohs have started the half brightly

  • 45'

    Triple sub for the Dublin Originals. Promise Omochere, Sam Packam and Jordan Doherty replace Kris Twardek, Max Murphy and Grant Horton

  • Score-line at the break: Bohemians 0-2 Shamrock Rovers

  • 40'

    That goal seems to have taken the frantic pace out of the game just as the Phibsborough side were starting to press more effectively in the Rovers half

  • 32'

    2-0 to the Hoops. Byrne’s cross found no green shirts but was steered in to the corner by a Mac Murphy own goal

  • 29'

    Max Murphy booked after stopping Lyons who was breaking away

  • 26'

    Towell booked for a high tackle on Ali Coote. The hosts are looking more threatening now

  • 17'

    Rovers skipper Ronan Finn booked

  • 12'

    The away side go close again through a Lee Grace header from a corner but again Talbot got down. This one is action packed but Stephen Bradley’s men definitely on top

  • 10'

    The gypsies respond. Kris Twardek gets down the right and causes some panic for Alan Mannus after a ball into the box

  • 7'

    Lyons almost added a second after a breaking down the left and curling an effort towards goal but Talbot pulled off a great save

  • 5'

    The Hoops take the lead inside five minutes. A scramble in the box resulted in a tap in for former Bohs man Andy Lyons

  • 3'

    Early chance for Danny Mandroui who travelled in from the left and had a go but James Talbot palmed away

  • Rovers team news: Graham Burke remains injured, Richie Towell starts in midfield with Jack Byrne

  • Bohs team news: James Finnerty is out, Junior Ogedi-Ukozwe leads the home line

  • The hosts look to build on an excellent 4-1 victory away at Shels on Monday, while the Hoops aim for their fifth league win on the trot

  • Con Sheehan here reporting live from the Dublin derby. Bohemians take on Shamrock Rovers at 7:45

Bohemians

1James Talbot Goalkeeper
3Tyreke Wilson Defender
5Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote Midfielder
9Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe Forward 69'
10Dawson Devoy Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder
12Max Murphy 6 Midfielder 29'
32'
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
15Grant Horton 19 Defender
23Kris Twardek 20 Midfielder
25Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely Defender
6Jordan Doherty 12 Midfielder
17Ryan Cassidy Forward
19Sam Packham 15 Defender
20Promise Omochere 23 Forward
21Jordan Flores Midfielder
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
27Cian Byrne Defender

Shamrock Rovers

1Alan Mannus Goalkeeper
3Sean Hoare Defender
4Roberto Lopes Defender 61'
5Lee Grace Defender
8Ronan Finn Midfielder 17'
14Daniel Mandriou Midfielder 70'
16Gary O’Neill Midfielder
17Richie Towell Midfielder 26'
20Rory Gaffney Forward
22Andy Lyons Defender 5'
29Jack Byrne Midfielder
25Leon Pohls Goalkeeper
2Sean Gannon Defender
6Barry Cotter Defender
7Dylan Watts Midfielder
9Aaron Greene Forward
11Sean Kavanagh Defender
23Neil Farrugia Midfielder
26Chris McCann Midfielder
38Aidomo Emakhu Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 5)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 35)
3 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 25)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians

(Round 2)
2 - 1
FAI Cup
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 17)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

3 - 8
eLOI

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 7)
2 - 1
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 10)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 1)
0 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

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

21 year old sports journalist from Drogheda. Student at Dublin City University. Drogheda United Correspondent for FinalWhistle.ie