Date Time League Season
14 October 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

St Patrick’s Athletic beat Bohs in Dublin Derby

St. Patrick’s Athletic kept up the pressure on Dundalk in the race for Europe with a dominant 3-1 derby win at home to Bohemians

Goals from Serge Atakayi, Mark Doyle, and Tunde Owolabi wrapped up the three points for the Saints who proved too much for their north Dublin rivals.

Both sides made two changes each from their last respective outing last Friday night. Harry Brockbank and Jamie Lennon were brought back in, in replace of Thijs Timmermans and Tom Grivosti for the hosts. James McManus and Conor Levingston replaced Jamie Mullins and the suspended Jordan Flores for the visitors.

It didn’t take long for the derby to spring into life when Serge Atakayi pounced on an Eoin Doyle flick on, to outpace Rory Feely before racing in on goal and slotting it past Tadgh Ryan to make it 1-0. The hosts buoyed by the goal, knocked it about well with confidence looking to add a second.

They were forced into an early change however when Jamie Lennon went off injured after 15-minutes and was replaced by Timmermans. It didn’t take long for the substitute to make an impact when he was immediately brought down by Bohs captain Conor Levingston who received the first yellow of the game.

The visitors grew into the game more and created half chances through James Clarke and Declan McDaid who looked threatening, but Cotter down the right was proving too powerful for Murphy who couldn’t deal with the on-loan Rover’s man pace and power.

The away side’s best chance of the first half came from a free kick which resulted in a yellow card for Sam Curtis right on the edge of the area, but Clarke’s effort could only be deflected out for a corner. Jordan Doherty also had an effort that whistled past the far post.

Mark Doyle was brought on at half-time in replace of Harry Brockbank and the winger made an instant impact when he got on the end of a brilliant Forrester pass to slot it past Ryan and in off the far post to make it 2-0.

St. Pat’s had numerous efforts to put the game to bed through Forrester and Mark Doyle, but it was the visitors who pulled one back out of nothing, when James Clarke who was the visitors best player, curled the ball into the top corner from 25-yards out with seven to play.

However, any slim chance of the away side grabbing a second were put to bed in the 87th minute when another substitute, Tunde Owolabi saw his long-range effort beat Ryan to make it 3-1.

The game finished 3-1 and the hosts now move onto a monumental derby away to Shamrock Rovers next Friday night which could have a massive impact on the title race and that final European spot, while the Gypsies host Finn Harps.

The attendance was 5,106.

  • Full-time 3-1 St. Pat's.

  • 90'

    Chris Lotefa is booked.

  • 90'

    Three minutes of additional time.

  • 87'

    3-1 to the Saints and that is that. Substitute Owolabi's effort from range flies in underneath Ryan's legs.

  • 84'

    Tawrdek is booked for an off the ball clash with Mark Doyle.

  • 83'

    The visitors pull a goal back out of nothing - James Clarke's effort curls it into the top corner. 2-1.

  • 80'

    The resulting free kick comes to nothing.

  • 79'

    Mullins is booked for a late tackle on O'Reilly.

  • 78'

    Eoin Doyle is replaced by Tunde Owolabi for the hosts.

  • 75'

    No real chances for either side in the last few. The Saints managing the game well.

  • 69'

    Clarke is booked for bringing down Mark Doyle.

  • 67'

    Varian luckily escapes a yellow for a foul on Cotter.

  • 65'

    Atakayi is replaced by Billy King for the Saints.

  • 65'

    Mullins and Lotefa replace McDaid and Levingston for Bohs.

  • 64'

    Cotter uses his size to defend well from McDaid and wins his side a free. Forrester slips in Mark Doyle again whose effort is saved and held by Ryan.

  • 60'

    Atakayi plays it down to O'Reilly who plays in a brilliant ball that is well held by Ryan. Levingston has a cross to the back post that is well defended by Breslin, and out for a goal kick.

  • 55'

    McDaid isn't penalised for a foul on Redmond. Forrester has a Ronaldo-esque free kick that cannons off the bar and out for a goal kick.

  • 50'

    Moments before the goal Forrester had a good chance that he blazed over the bar. Murphy has an effort from distance for the visitors that is easily caught by Rogers.

  • 48'

    2-0 to the Saints and what an impact from substitute Mark Doyle who races onto a lovely inside pass from Forrester to slot it past Ryan in off the far post.

  • 45'

    Harry Brockbank is replaced by Mark Doyle for the Saints at half-time. The visitors get us restarted.

  • 45'

    Half-time 1-0 St. Pat's.

  • 45'

    A Bohs free comes to nothing.

  • 45'

    Three minutes of stoppage time.

  • 45'

    Atakayi looks to slip in Breslin down the left but Twardek recovers and clears. Cotter has an effort from thirty-five yards out that is pushed over the bar by Ryan. Forrester takes but Bohs clear. The visitors go down the other end and Clarke sets McDaid whose strike is well met and blocked by Timmermans. McManus has a scuffed effort that is eventually cleared. Cotter gets in again down the right and delivers a great ball, but there is no one there to attack it.

  • 40'

    O'Reilly has an effort for the hosts that deflects over Ryan's goal. The corner results in Ryan and Feely coming together, causing Ryan to require medical treatment.

  • 35'

    Brockbank does well on the cover to mop up a ball over the top. Good little spell of possession for the visitors. Clarke goes in late on Rogers, but isn't booked. Cotter escapes Murphy again, races into the box, looking for Atakayi with the cut back, but Kelly does well to read the situation and clear.

  • 31'

    Twardek rolls Curtis before nearly picking out McDaid at the back post however it is great defending from Brockbank, but the ball eventually lands to Jordan Doherty whose effort whistles past the far post. Better from the visitors.

  • 30'

    Clarke's free deflects off the wall and out for a corner. Bohs takes and the corner is flicked on at the near post before graciously landing in Rogers hands. Cotter finds Forrester with a quick throw that allows the midfielder to race inside the box, before looking to cut it back to Atakayi however Kelly steers it out for a corner. Pat's take but it doesn't get past the first man.

  • 25'

    Curtis is booked for a foul on McDaid just outside the box following a lovely turn by the winger.

  • 25'

    Timmermans has an effort from outside the box that goes safely over.

  • 20'

    Cotter finds Doyle just outside the area but what could only be a mix-up in communication sees the striker leave it for Atakayi, allowing Feely to step in and win the ball back. Timmermans looks for Forrester over the top with a quick free that is well read.

  • 17'

    Conor Levingston is booked for bringing down Timmermans

  • 15'

    The hosts being forced into a change 15 minutes in as Jamie Lennon is replaced by Timmermans

  • 14'

    Forrester finds Doyle with a nice cross but the striker can't steer his header on target. Clarke retrieves a one-two before playing it out to McDaid who curls over the bar.

  • 10'

    Atakayi tries to slip through Lennon who is making a third man run from midfield but it is just overhit. The home side look on it tonight. Redmond looks for Cotter down the wide right, but his pass is overhit and Ryan gathers.

  • 8'

    1-0 to the Saints and it is Serge Atakayi who puts them up after 8 minutes following a ball in behind, allowing him to spin Feely before slotting it past Ryan.

  • 5'

    Cotter does well to escape Murphy before loosing possession with a sloppy pass. Clarke gets in down the left for the visitors but Brockbank recovers to send it out for a corner. A short corner is sent behind for another corner, which is cleared.

  • 1'

    The home side get us underway in a sold out Richmond Park.

St. Pat's Ath

21Danny Rogers Goalkeeper
2Barry Cotter Defender
4Joe Redmond Defender
12Harry Brockbank 14 Defender
22Sam Curtis Defender 26'
19Anto Breslin Defender
6Jamie Lennon 25 Midfielder
8Chris Forrester Midfielder 48'
16Adam O’Reilly Midfielder
7Serge Atakayi 15 Forward 8'
9Eoin Doyle 45 Forward
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
10Ronan Coughlan Forward
11Jason McClelland Forward
14Mark Doyle 12 Forward 48'
15Billy King 7 Forward
18Ben McCormack Midfielder
25Thijs Timmermans 6 Midfielder
29Paddy Barrett Defender
45Babatunde Owolabi 9 Forward 87'


1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely Defender
5Ciaran Kelly Defender
6Jordan Doherty Midfielder
7Declan McDaid 10 Midfielder
12Max Murphy Midfielder
14Conor Levingston 22 Midfielder 17'
15James Clarke Midfielder 69'
18Ethon Varian Forward
28James McManus Midfielder
11Kris Twardek Midfielder
45Daithi Folan Goalkeeper
2Josh Kerr Defender
10Chris Lotefa 7
22Jamie Mullins 14 Midfielder
24Aaron Doran Midfielder
27Cian Byrne Defender
30Nickson Okosun Forward
32Derin Adewale
13Alex O’Brien Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 25)
1 - 3
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Round 17)
3 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemian FC

(Round 3)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic

1 - 1
Aviva Stadium

Bohemians v St. Pat's Ath.

(Series 30)
2 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemian FC

(Series 19)
3 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 12)
2 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemian FC

(Series 3)
0 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 18)
1 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemian FC

(Series 9)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic


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Final year Journalism student in DCU. St. Pats reporter. Celtic supporter.