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Date Time League Season
24 September 2022 4:00 pm Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Bohs inflict further Relegation woes on Finn Harps

Goals from Declan McDaid and Jordan Doherty were the difference between Bohemians and ten-man Finn Harps as the visitors defeated their hosts by 2-0 at Finn Park this evening.

Harps failed to take advantage of the numerous chances they created in the first-half and a mess at the back saw McDaid head in a Kris Twardek cross on 53 minutes.

A second booking for Ryan Rainey saw the home side fall to ten men with 15 minutes remaining and Bohs began to find space.

Chris Lotefa picked out fellow substitute Jordan Doherty wide open and the defender shot into the top-right corner to double the visitors' lead on 83 minutes, leaving Harps to linger at the bottom of the Premier Division.

Bohemians had the better share of possession in the opening half but failed to seriously trouble the Finn Harps goal with talented attackers like Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and Liam Burt out injured.

Harps relied on the break to threaten and had opportunities to take the lead as they moved forward from the right through the combinaton of Gary Boylan and Ryan Rainey.

Eric McWoods offered himself as a reliable targetman for the home side and he set up the first big chance of the game when he found Filip Mihaljevic from the endline but the Croatian took the ball too wide and his shot was blocked.

More good play by Harps from the right concluded with Jamie Siaj firing over soon after on his first start.
Mihaljevic had a shot on target for Harps on 35 minutes after Rob Slevin flicked on an Ethan Boyle throw-in but James McCracken dropped quickly to save though the striker was then ruled offside.

McWoods crossed from the right to Siaj moments later but the Jordanian again hit over after the ball bounced awkwardly before him.

Mcwoods would find Siaj in front of goal again early in the second-half but the striker's timid effort was easily saved by Jon McCracken in the Bohs' net.

Some nice attacking play by the visitors soon after created a scramble in the Harps defence and saw the home side punished for their failure to score earlier on.

Jamie Mullin's blocked cross fell to Jordan Doherty who's touch was cleared off the goal line by Mihaljevic. The ball, however, fell out to Twardek who crossed to McDaid and his header sent the Gypsies ahead.

Harps remained in the game upon conceding but Rainey's sending off made their task more difficult and Doherty's strike in the final ten minutes killed the home team's hopes.

  • 95'

    Full-Time, Bohs defeat Harps 2-0

  • 91'

    Harps' coach Gavin dykes gets a red

  • 90'

    Five minutes added

  • 89'

    Boyle booked

  • 83'

    Jordan Doherty hits the top right corner after Lotefa finds him wide open outside the box!

  • 76'

    McCracken has to punch away as it curls toward goal

  • 76'

    Harps corner

  • 74'

    Rainey receives a second yellow and Harps are down to ten men

  • 73'

    McWoods' shot is saved easily by McCracken

  • 70'

    Double substitution for Bohemians

  • 68'

    Harps corner

  • 68'

    Ciaran Kelly booked for his part along with Lotefa and Rainey

  • 67'

    Melee in the Bohs half after Rainey tackle on Lotefa

  • 65'

    Harps break after Boyle takes the ball from Mullins, McNamee finds McWoods but Donelon's following shot is weak and saved

  • 64'

    McWoods runs on to an over-the-top, beats McCracken with the ball but stumbles after colliding with the \'keeper

  • 62'

    Boylan fires well wide from his wing

  • 58'

    Lotefa gets on the end of Twardek\'s cross and McKeown gets low to save

  • 53'

    Mihaljevic clears Jordan Doherty's poke off the line but Twardek crosses back from the right and McDaid heads in

  • 53'

    Declan McDaid scores for Bohs!

  • 50'

    Regan Donelon booked for Harps

  • 49'

    More loose passing from Bohs sees McWoods get on it and attack but has no support and is dispossessed

  • 47'

    McCracken saves well to deny Siaj after the 'keeper makes a mistake with his kick-out and its picked up by McWoods

  • 45'

    Second-half has begun

  • 47'

    Half-Time, all to play for in the second half 0-0

  • 45'

    There will be two minutes additional time at the end of this half

  • 37'

    McWoods crosses to Siaj who goes over again

  • 35'

    Ethan Boyle's long throw-in is flicked on by Slevin to Mihaljevic and McCracken makes a quick save though it is quickly ruled offside

  • 33'

    Slevin defends for a Bohs corner

  • 32'

    Bohemians free now

  • 29'

    Jordan Doherty replaces Burke

  • 28'

    Ryan Burke will be forced to go off after a brief resumption of play

  • 24'

    Ryan Burke injury stops play

  • 21'

    Bohemians win a corner

  • 20'

    Good forward work from Boylan, one two played between Donelon and Mihaljevic, and Donelon's shot is too far left

  • 18'

    Siaj goes over after some more good attacking work from Harps on the break

  • 16'

    McWoods crosses to Mihaljevic who takes it wide and his shot is blocked

  • 11'

    Finn Harps relying on the counter to threaten while Bohs enjoy most of the ball without really troubling the Harps' goal yet

  • 6'

    Ryan Rainey drags his shot right of the post

  • 2'

    Nice Bohs attack comes to an end with Clarke failing to control in the Harps area

  • 1'

    Underway at Fin Park as the home side kick-off proceedings

  • Five minutes until kick-off in Donegal!

  • Six changes for Bohs after their cup loss to Shels last week!

  • Jamie Siaj makes his first start for Finn Harps

  • Team news will be available in the 'Line Ups' tab above very shortly

  • We'll have live updates here after kick-off at 4pm

  • Welcome to our coverage of Finn Harps v Bohemians in the LOI Premier Division!

Finn Harps

25James McKeown Goalkeeper
4Rob Slevin Defender
7Gary Boylan Defender 89'
8Eric McWoods 12 Forward
11Barry McNamee 10 Midfielder
17Elie-Gael N’Zeyi Midfielder
19Regan Donelon Defender 50'
22Ryan Rainey Midfielder 68'
24Ethan Boyle Defender 89'
32Jaime Siaj 56 Forward
33Filip Mihaljevic 18 Forward
99Gavin Mulreany Goalkeeper
10Mark Timlin 11 Midfielder
12Luke Rudden 8 Forward
14Adam McCaffrey Midfielder
15Jose Carrillo Defender
16Harry Nicolson Defender
18Robert Jones 33 Forward
23Liam McGing Defender
56Dylan Duncan 32 Midfielder

Bohemians

40Jon McCracken Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely Defender
5Ciaran Kelly Defender 68'
7Declan McDaid Midfielder 53'
12Max Murphy Midfielder
15James Clarke Midfielder
19Ryan Burke 6 Defender
21Jordan Flores 14 Midfielder
22Jamie Mullins 28 Midfielder
23Kris Twardek Midfielder
24Aaron Doran 10 Midfielder
25Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
2Josh Kerr Defender
6Jordan Doherty 19 Midfielder 83'
8Ali Coote Midfielder
10Chris Lotefa 24 68'
14Conor Levingston 21 Midfielder
27Cian Byrne Defender
28James McManus 22 Midfielder
32Derin Adewale

Past Meetings

(1st Round)
1 - 3
FAI Cup
Finn Park

Finn Harps v Bohemian FC

(Round 10)
2 - 2
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Finn Harps

(Round 4)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Finn Park

Finn Harps v Bohemian FC

(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

Ground

Finn Park
Finn Park, Navenny Street, Stranorlar Electoral Division, Lifford-Stranorlar Municipal District, County Donegal, F93 Y27K, Ireland

Jack Joy is a journalism student at Dublin City University