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Date Time League Season
7 July 2022 7:45 pm Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Bohs take the spoils at the Bowl

Bohemians recovered from a goal down to secure a 3-1 victory this evening at the UCD Bowl. Jordan Flores cancelled out Thomas Lonergan’s opener before Liam Burt put the Gypsies ahead on the stroke of halftime. A Dawson Devoy penalty made it 3-1 with a minute left on the clock to seal all three points for Keith Long’s side.

The home side started the better team and failed to make good chances pay. Michael Gallagher couldn't compose himself in a good position to score midway through the second half and Sam Todd almost put the home side ahead from the resulting corner.

Thomas Lonergan also had several chances but could not convert in the opening half-hour. Just as UCD fans worried their wastefulness may cost them, Lonergan finally converted with a beautiful curling effort which found the top corner giving Tadgh Ryan no hope in the Bohs goal.

The Students’ lead was short-lived, however. Just minutes later a Kian Moore error let a Jordan Flores long-range shot spill into his own net. Bohs then took the lead on the stroke of halftime. Promise Omochere had a close-range effort deflected but the ball landed favourably for Liam Burt who headed home on the 6-yard box.

UCD struggled to make an impression in the second half as the Gypsies showed excellent game management to frustrate the hosts. Dawson Devoy also kept the UCD defence on their toes with some lovely ball carrying as he drove at the center-back pairing of Sam Todd and captain Jack Keaney.

The College’s best chance came with 15 minutes to go as a John Ryan freekick found Sam Todd at the back post. The center-back was unable to fully control the ball however and was closed down by Tadgh Ryan in the nick of time.

If UCD had any hope of getting an equaliser that task was made far more difficult on the 80th minute when Sam Todd was given his marching orders after a second yellow. The former Finn Harps and Derry City man was lucky to avoid red when he made a last-man tackle in the first half but a late tackle on Jordan Flores meant referee Alan Patchell had no option but to produce the second yellow

The three points were sealed on the 89th-minute mark when Devoy converted a spot-kick which was almost reached by Kian Moore in the UCD net. Evan Osam fouled substitute Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe who took the ball cleverly away from the full-back to invite the challenge. The third goal put the game out of UCD’s reach and the travelling Bohs faithful were able to breathe a sigh of relief.

The result has solidified the Phibsorough outfits hold on 6th place and brings them closer to Sligo Rovers who were in UEFA Europa Conference action this evening. Next up for the Gypsies is a friendly in Berlin to face Union Berlin on Saturday before returning to league action against Drogheda next Friday.

Meanwhile, UCD remain bottom of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. Next up for the Students is an away visit to Sligo Rovers in 10 days time.

  • 94'

    Full-time UCD 1 -3 Bohs. Match report to follow.

  • 90'

    Dawson Devoy converts and it's 3-1!

  • 89'

    Penalty for Bohs as Ogedi-Uzokwe is fouled by Evan Osam

  • 85'

    Chances are few and far between here as UCD struggle to fashion any openings while being a man down.

  • 80'

    UCD down to 10 men as Samm Todd gets a second yellow for a strong tackle. This makes UCD's task even more difficult!

  • 75'

    Again Ryan's set-piece delivery causes problems and this time he does find Sam Todd at the back post. The centre back can't quite control the delivery as Tadgh Ryan does well to close it down and deal with the danger. UCD's best chance so far this half.

  • 70'

    Flores is booked for a shove on Dara Keane. John Ryan takes the freekick which is well delivered and narrowly misses the head of Sam Todd.

  • 66'

    John O'Sullivan is introduced to make his Bohs debut as he replaces Levingston.

  • 65'

    John Ryan and Alex Nolan are introduced as UCD try to get a foothold in this game which they are struggling to do at the moment.

  • 60'

    Dawson Devoy drives at the UCD defence and sets up Flores to strike from the edge of the area, his effort sails just over the crossbar.

  • 55'

    Plenty of possession so far this half for the away side but no chances fashioned out as yet.

  • 50'

    An impressive attendance of 1,369 tonight here at the Bowl. Certainly one of the busier nights here in Belfield.

  • 47'

    Tyreke Wright crosses a lovely ball towards the substitute Ogedi-Uzokwe. Kian Moore just about manages to do enough to prevent the striker from converting.

  • 45'

    Bohs get us back underway and they make one change as Ogedi-Uzokwe replaces Omochere.

  • 45'

    Half time here at the Bowl.

  • 45'

    Liam Burt puts Bohs ahead! Omochere sees his effort deflected but the ball sits up favourably for Burt to head home from close range

  • 43'

    Sam Todd may be a lucky man to escape a red here and the Bohs fans are outraged. Sloppy play from UCD puts Ali Coote on goal and Todd brings down the attacking midfielder. Some UCD players also tracking back may have saved him.

  • 39'

    UCD almost hit back again through Lonergan who connects beautifully on the half volley. Great save from Ryan to turn it around the post

  • 36'

    Equaliser for Bohemians! Jordon Flores shoots from range from roughly 25 yards. It looks a simple save for Moore but he spills it and the ball trickles into the net.

  • 33'

    After several chances going begging UCD finally get a breakthrough... the warning signs were coming for Bohs and the travelling supporters are getting frustrated.

  • 30'

    And there it is!!!! Well deserved as Lonergan curls a beautiful effort right into the far post. Great finish and the home side are ahead!

  • 28'

    UCD may regret missing these chances! This time Lonergan finds himself in plenty of space on the edge of the area after the UCD press means Bohs struggle to play out from the back

  • 26'

    With Jordan Flores down with a head injury the referee fails to spot it and UCD capitalises as Lonergan saw an effort from 25 yards deflected for a corner.

  • 24'

    Again UCD threatens from a corner as Donal Higgins somehow finds himself unmarked in a crowded box. Now it's the home sides turn to dominate.

  • 22'

    After Michael Gallagher earns the hosts a corner the delivery finds Sam Todd at the back post who rises high and directs it towards the bottom corner. Tadgh Ryan desperately clears it off the line with a good save.

  • 15'

    Chance! A darting run from Devoy sets up a low cross which Omochere wonderfully controls while turning. His drilled effort just about deflected for a corner which comes to nothing. Bohs starting to dominate proceedings here...

  • 11'

    Omochere sees his nodded header fizz just over the bar from a lovely cross by Jordan Flores.

  • 6'

    Lonergan earns UCD the first corner of the game as his drilled cross hits Ciaran Kelly in the box. The set-piece comes to nothing but it\'s a positive start for the hosts.

  • 2'

    The first shot of the game comes for the hosts as Dylan Duffy blasts the ball over the bar from range.

  • 1'

    UCD get us underway

  • Teams are out and kickoff is just moments away!

  • Ideal conditions for football at a sunny packed Belfield Bowl. An impressive away contingent has largely filled the Bowl with kickoff just 15 minutes away...

  • One change for the College as Donal Higgins replaces Adam Verdon.

  • Keith Long emerges to enthusiastic support from the travelling Bohs fans who have made the short trip across the capital and already far outnumber the home faithful. Meanwhile, UCD management duo of Andy Myler and assistant William O'Connor sit beside me in the press box still serving a three-game touchline ban.

  • Bohemians team news is out... new signing Josh Kerr starts while the other new additions of Declan McDaid, John O'Sullivan and Ryan Burke all on the bench. Plenty of more changes for the away side as Wilson, Kelly and Burt all start.

  • Good evening! My name is Conor Paterson and I will be bringing you live coverage of tonight's SSE Airtricity Premier Division clash between UCD and Bohemians.

UCD AFC

2Michael Gallagher 21 Defender
3Evan Osam Defender
6Jack Keaney Midfielder
8Mark Dignam 26 Defender
9Evan Caffrey Forward
11Dylan Duffy 30 Midfielder
16Kian Moore Goalkeeper
17Dara Keane Midfielder
18Donal Higgins 10 Midfielder 76'
22Sam Todd Defender 43'
27Tommy Lonergan Midfielder 30'
1Lorcan Healy Goalkeeper
15Alex Dunne Defender
21Sean Brennan 2 Midfielder
25Daniel Norris Forward
26John Ryan 8 Midfielder 86'
30Alex Nolan 11 Midfielder
10John Haist 18 Forward
19Billy Vance

Bohemians

Jordan Doherty Midfielder
1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
6Jordan Flores Midfielder 36'
70'
2Josh Kerr Defender
8Ali Coote 7 Midfielder
11Liam Burt 22 Midfielder 45'
14Conor Levingston 17 Midfielder
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
20Promise Omochere 20 Forward
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder 89'
4Rory Feely Defender
11Kris Twardek Midfielder
20Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 20 Forward
22Jamie Mullins 11 Midfielder
28James McManus Midfielder
45Daithi Folan Goalkeeper
7Declan McDaid 8 Midfielder
17John O’Sullivan 14 Midfielder
19Ryan Burke Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 13)
3 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v UCD AFC

(Round 7)
1 - 1
Premier Division
UCD Bowl

UCD AFC v Bohemian FC

Ground

UCD Bowl
UCD Bowl, Greenfield Park, Greenfield, Roebuck, Clonskeagh-Belfield ED, Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Leinster, D04 XT65, Ireland

Conor Paterson is a Dublin based journalist and student. He is the current editor of UCD newspaper the College Tribune, where he is also undertaking an undergraduate degree. Passionate about football on and off the pitch, he is determined to promote UCD AFC and Irish football on the Belfield campus.