Date Time League Season
6 May 2022 7:45 pm Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Bohs stun leaders Derry with draw

Table toppers Derry City dropped points on Friday night in their 1-1 draw with Bohemians.

Liam Burt set up Bohs striker, Promise Omochere to open the scoring after 15 minutes, just reward for early Bohemians dominance.

Half an hour in, Patrick McEleny won Derry a penalty, converted by Will Patching.

Despite plenty of endeavour from both sides in the second half, neither seriously looked like scoring and clear-cut chances were at a minimum as it finished 1-1.

Although being the league leaders, Derry was relieved to make it to half time level. Bohemians had proved more than a match and were increasingly threatening through their front three of Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, Promise Omochere and Liam Burt. 

After a quarter of an hour, the latter two combined, Burt coolly playing in Omochere who finished with ease. The goal was just rewards for an opening which Bohs had dominated, frequently probing in forward positions via Ali Coote’s wickedly reliable set pieces. 

By contrast, the hosts, free scoring of late (11 goals in their last two games) struggled to build any rhythm. But when McEleney was pushed by Conor Levingston, in the eyes of some a soft foul, Derry had a gift. Patching stepped up to score, levelling matters which is how it stayed until the interval. 

The second half was cagey, Derry slightly on top but also unable to break Bohemians down. This was evidenced by their clearest chances being a long-distance hopeful punt by McEleny and a Patching free kick that ruffled the side netting. Bohemians had a half chance for Junior at the death but his header dropped wide.

Bohs counter-attacking danger was rapidly diminished too although their manager Keith Long will undoubtedly be the happier with both a resilient performance and satisfying result. 

Tonight’s draw extends his unbeaten run at Brandywell to an impressive seven games. Derry meanwhile will hope they don’t rue these two dropped points.


  • FULL TIME: Derry City-1 Bohemians-1. Thanks for being with us for it

  • Just past the hour mark- still level

  • Half Time: Derry City-1 Bohemians-1

  • 34'

    Will Patching tucks away a penalty and we're level ten minutes before half time!

  • 29'

    Yellow card for Bohemians defender, Ciaran Kelly

  • 20'

    Yellow card for the goal scorer

  • 15'

    Bohs open the scoring! Burt plays in Promise who finishes clinically for a 1-0 lead

  • And we're underway!

  • Teams coming out of the tunnel now

  • Five minutes until kick off!

  • No Bohemians team news as of yet but I can confirm that table toppers Derry City are unchanged from last week's 4-0 win over St Pats. Will bring Bohemians team news as soon as we get it

  • Hi there, I'm Rory Morrow and welcome to's coverage of Derry City vs Bohemians in tonight's LOI match

Derry City

26Brian Maher Goalkeeper
6Eoin Toal Defender
14Will Patching Midfielder 34'
9Jamie McGonigle Forward
10Patrick McEleney Midfielder
2Ronan Boyce Defender
20Brandon Kavanagh 25 Midfielder
12Matty Smith 11 Forward 61'
16Shane McEleney Defender
17Cameron McJannet 8 Defender
23Cameron Dummigan Midfielder
Caoimhin Porter Midfielder
1Nathan Gartside Goalkeeper
3Ciaran Coll Defender
8Joe Thomson 17 Midfielder
11James Akintunde 12 Forward
24Danny Lafferty Defender
25Evan McLaughlin 20 Defender
37Daithi McCallion Defender
38Liam Mullan Midfielder


6Jordan Doherty Midfielder
1James Talbot Goalkeeper
5Ciaran Kelly Defender 29'
8Ali Coote 18 Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
3Tyreke Wilson Defender
19Sam Packham 24 Defender
20Promise Omochere Forward 15'
9Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe Forward
10Dawson Devoy Midfielder
1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
15Grant Horton Defender
17Ryan Cassidy Forward
18James Finnerty 8 Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
24Max Murphy 19 Midfielder
27Cian Byrne Defender
28James McManus Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 8)
1 - 2
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Derry City

(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


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The Brandywell
Ryan McBride Brandywell, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6NP, United Kingdom

QUB Student, passion for Sports Journalism