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

Match Report

Bohs take the points in entertaining game with Drogheda

Bohs grabbed a precious 1-0 win against Drogheda United through a late Liam Burt stunner, after an action-packed contest tonight at Head in the Game Park.

After Promise Omochere could have had a hat-trick inside 10 minutes, Drogheda began to paint the rest of the first half with tidy football and chances good chances through the likes Dayle Rooney, Evan Weir and Darragh Nugent.

Bohs went close numerous times in the second half through Omochere again and Burt while Drogheda continued to threaten at the other end. Eventually, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock on 75 minutes, when a curling effort from Burt that found the top corner past a helpless Colin McCabe.

In a game that was everything apart from a goal fest, Bohemians have grabbed a huge win on their travels. The referee’s reluctance to stop the game made for a thrilling contest, despite the fact it was goalless for its majority.

It was the Omochere show in the early stages, and the striker could have easily had a hat-trick in 10 minutes if it wasn’t for the sharpness of McCabe and the safety of the post. As the first half progressed we saw a much more adventurous and intricate Drogheda team.

There was a risk element of their play and they got continuous joy down the wings through Dean Williams and Rooney, whose combination almost put them ahead early on. It was Darragh Markey who shone brightest though picking up the ball in the pockets and distributing it with elegance.

The Drogs were unlucky not to score themselves after 45 minutes as Weir and Nugent went close. It was the Dubliners who would start brightest again in the second period, and once again Omochere forced good work out of McCabe.

Burt then went close with a rasping volley before Omochere had one more bite that required brilliant McCabe reflexes. The game slowed down for the next period in terms of chances but not intensity and tackles continued to fly in forcing the official to eventually take the book out on Weir.

There were numerous near screamers in this game so it was fitting for the winner to be so easy on the eye. Burt found a yard and curled an effort into the top corner leaving McCabe helpless this time and sending the Gypsies into elation.

Kevin Doherty’s men fought for an equaliser right to the death and Andrew Quinn missed a gift of a chance in stoppage time. With McCabe in the box for the corner, it fell to Quinn who couldn’t direct it on goal from minimal yards out.

Keith Long’s Bohs held on to keep pace with the sides near the top four and keep the Drogs and Shelbourne at bay for now.

  • Full-time here. Drogheda United 0-1 Bohemians

  • 91'

    Brennan booked

  • 90'

    A scare for the Phibsborough side as the ball dribbles across their goal-line

  • 88'

    George Poynton comes on in place of the injured Luke Heeney

  • 86'

    Weir's header loops just over as the Drogs chase the equaliser

  • 84'

    Rory Feely comes on for the potential match winner Burt

  • 84'

    Ciaran Kelly booked

  • 76'

    Doherty attempting to respond now with quick changes. Chris Lyons and Ryan Brennan replace Williams and James Clarke respectively

  • 75'

    Finally the ball finds the net and it was easy on the eye too. Burt finds the top left corner with a curling effort to send the away fans into elation

  • 72'

    Two more subs from Keith Long. Omochere and O'Sullivan are replaced by Jamie Mullins and recent signing Ethon Varian

  • 65'

    The recovering Adam Foley comes on for Rooney

  • 60'

    New signings Declan McDaid and James McManus replace Conor Levingston and Ogedi-Uzokwe for the Dubliners

  • 57'

    A magnificent sequence of flicks between Omochere and O'Sullivan nearly broke the deadlock but once again McCabe stopped Omochere's effort

  • 51'

    Liam Burt is next to have a go in this back and forth contest. He latches on to a late ball and smashes it narrowly over the bar

  • 50'

    Omochere shows he is still hungry with a header at the back post. Yet again though he fails to beat McCabe who gets down sharply to his near post

  • 46'

    A bright start from Kevin Doherty's men as they work it well down the side once more. Williams' effort however is sliced harmlessly wide

  • Back underway here

  • Half-Time at Head in the Game Park and it remains scoreless

  • 45'

    Weir continues to look dangerous from range with another good attempt that tests Ryan

  • 43'

    Approaching the break now. The referee has been very reluctant to penalise players which has made for an action packed first-half

  • 34'

    A delicious effort from Nugent is just about tipped over by Ryan in the away goal to prevent a goal of the season contender

  • 33'

    Weir arrives on the end of a cross right at the goalmouth but the effort is somehow deflected away. Immediately after he is booked down the other end

  • 26'

    John O'Sullivan has a crack on the volley for the Gypsies but its deflected wide. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe heads just over from the resulting corner

  • 18'

    Evan Weir with an absolute rocket from outside the area that stings the palms of Tadhg Ryan. Quickly afterwards Darragh Nugent goes close with an attempt cutting in from the right

  • 16'

    Really good combination play between Rooney and Williams again provides a chance for the Drogs and as William's goes down in the box the referee refuses to give the penalty despite loud claims around the ground

  • 12'

    Unbelievably, Omochere has missed another big opportunity. This time he squeezed a foot on to the ball past McCabe but the ball slowly dribbled onto the far post

  • 10'

    Omochere could have a 10 minute hat-trick. This time he's slipped through one on one but drags the effort just wide

  • 7'

    Omochere is getting closer for Bohs. He had a chance immediately from close range but McCabe pulled off a great stop

  • 6'

    Great chance for the hosts. Dean Williams got down the side and cut a ball back which fell invitingly to Dayle Rooney but he blasted wide

  • 2'

    Promise Omochere gets the games first chance with a speculative overhead kick that forces a save from Colin McCabe

  • We're off here in Louth

  • Bohs Team News: James Talbot and Ali Coote remain out. New signings Ryan Burke, Ethan Varian and Declan McDaid are on the bench while Josh Kerr and John O'Sullivan start

  • Drogheda Team News: Dean Massey and Dylan Grimes remain out with injury while Adam Foley is on the bench still recovering from a knock. Fiachra Pagel and Emre Topcu receive appearances in the squad

  • Drogheda search for a second home win on the bounce after gaining bragging rights over Dundalk last week. Bohs are also on the back of a win but will be adamant of victory again tonight as they sit just four points ahead of their opponents

  • Con Sheehan here reporting from Head in the Game Park as Drogheda United prepare to take on Bohemians. Kick-off is 7:45 pm

Drogheda Utd

1Colin McCabe Goalkeeper
3Evan Weir Defender 32'
4Andrew Quinn Defender
5Keith Cowan Defender
7Darragh Markey Midfielder
8Gary Deegan Midfielder
16Dayle Rooney 11 Midfielder
17Dean Williams 9 Forward
21Luke Heeney Midfielder
22James Clarke 19 Midfielder
24Darragh Nugent Midfielder
12Aaron Davis Goalkeeper
9Chris Lyons 17 Forward
11Adam Foley 16 Forward
18Charles Mutawe Defender
19Ryan Brennan 22 Midfielder 91'
26George Poynton Midfielder
30Dylan Molloy Defender
41Fiachra Pagel Goalkeeper


25Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
2Josh Kerr Defender
3Tyreke Wilson Defender
5Ciaran Kelly Defender
6Jordan Doherty Midfielder
9Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 7 Forward
11Liam Burt 4 Midfielder 75'
14Conor Levingston 28 Midfielder
17John O’Sullivan 22 Midfielder
20Promise Omochere 18 Forward
21Jordan Flores Midfielder
45Daithi Folan Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely 11 Defender
7Declan McDaid 9 Midfielder
12Max Murphy Midfielder
18Ethon Varian 20 Forward
19Ryan Burke Defender
22Jamie Mullins 17 Midfielder
23Kris Twardek Midfielder
28James McManus 14 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 18)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Drogheda United

(Round 9)
1 - 1
Premier Division
United Park

Drogheda United v Bohemian FC

(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


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