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Date Time League Season
27 September 2021 7:45 pm Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Dundalk double-up against Bohs

Dundalk’s recent upturn in good fortunes continued tonight as Sam Stanton’s wonder-strike and another fantastic effort from Patrick Hoban gave the Lilywhites their third win on the bounce as Keith Long’s side suffered their second league defeat in a row.

This was an exciting game that was end-to-end for much of the tie, before Stanton's wonder goal gave Dundalk the perfect ending to the first half and Hoban led by example with another captains goal in the second period.

Tyreke Wilson restored some parity to the game with a well-taken effort but Dundalk stood firm for the three points.

The opening exchanges showed the intent that each team was in search of the vital three points on offer. The first shot on goal fell to Dundalk with former Bohs player Darragh Leahy letting one fly from the edge of the area but it just went wide. Georgie Kelly looking threatening against his old employer testing Peter Cherrie in aerial duos but the Dundalk keeper always meeting his match.

The best of the chances for both sides before the opening goal saw Sean Murray's header cannon off the post leaving Talbot for dead and for the away side Keith Buckley took the ball off Greg Sloggett and raced forward but his long-range effort was well saved by Cherrie.

The opening goal came just on the stroke of half-time as Stanton received the ball in the area at an extremely tight angle he struck a fantastic effort that flew past Tablot who had no chance.

The second half did not let up in terms of excitement and incident as both sides had goals to celebrate as the tie came to a tense conclusion.

It seemed Dundalk were in pole position for the points as from a corner, Hoban got the ball on the edge of the area and he hits a fantastic curling effort past Talbot to put Dundalk two goals to the good. Bohemians continued to move forward and test the Dundalk defence and Tyreke Wilson struck a well-placed effort that beat Cherrie at this near post.

Both clubs had chances to add another with Dundalk having to rely on some excellent goalkeeping and some stellar defending from Andy Boyle to thwart Georgie Kelly at every turn. The hosts had an opportunity to add a third when Pat Hoban's first time effort just whistled past the post.

Bohemians, despite getting a second wind could not make the ample possession count, as the Lilywhites showed grit and determination to see this out. 

  • 90'

    Dundalk’s recent upturn in good fortunes continued tonight as Sam Stanton’s wonder-strike and another fantastic effort from Patrick Hoban gave the Lilywhites their third win on the bounce as Keith Long’s side suffered their second league defeat in a row. An exciting game that was end to end for much of the tie it was brought to life when Sam Stanton's wondergoal gave Dundalk the perfect ending to the first half and Pat Hoban leading by example with another captains goal in the second. Tyreke Wilson restored some parity to the game with a well-taken effort but Dundalk stood firm for the three points.

  • 90'

    The ball is banded around the Dundalk goal area but Dundalk throw everything in from of the ball, Stanton clears it to a massive roar of the Dundalk fans.

  • 90'

    Five added minutes, there is still time for both sides. Dundalk is out on their feet here in places. Bohemians have got a serious second wind in the last ten minutes.

  • 87'

    Sonni comes on for Sean Murray

  • 85'

    Hoban with a terrific effort following a clever play back from Duffy but it just goes wide.

  • 77'

    Jamie Mullins comes on for Levingston

  • 76'

    WHAT A SAVE! Rory Feely's header completely unmarked at the back post was met by a brilliant low save from Cherrie.

  • 72'

    On comes Han who replaced Sami Ben Amar.

  • 69'

    And Bohemians pull one back! Wilson gets the ball on the edge of the area on the left and he hits a low effort that flies past Cherrie. Game on!

  • 62'

    You just can't take your eye off this one! Hoban heads against the post, Sean Murray then on the follow up has his shot blocked, Cameron Dummigan then lets one fly but it is blocked by Murray en route to the goal!

  • 57'

    PICK THAT OUT! From a corner, Patrick Hoban gets the ball on the edge of the area and he hits a fantastic curling effort past Talbot.

  • 55'

    A big share of possession for a period there for Bohemians and Burt's long-range effort goes over the bar. Dundalk has been pegged back into their half in the opening exchanges of the game, the loss of Sloggett is a gaping sight to see.

  • 50'

    The injured Greg Sloggett has been replaced by Raivis Jurkovskis

  • 46'

    Half time sub for Bohemians: Cornwall on for Finnerty and Coote on for Buckley

  • 45'

    A match that was just lacking a goal as a contest has just been given one of the goals of the season from Sam Stanton. Dundalk looking as if they are starting to get some of the wagger back.

  • 44'

    Wow, just wow! Sam Stanton in the area at an extremely tight angle absolutely lashes it past Tablot who had no chance!

  • 40'

    Dundalk getting a lot of ground and luck down the left, James Talbot was alert to the danger of Darragh Leahy's cross.

  • 36'

    A fantastic through ball by Patrick Hoban, the deftest of touches was met by Duffy and his effort goes wide but it would have been ruled offside.

  • 30'

    Rory Feely is booked for a foul on Michael Duffy.

  • 30'

    Burt is down at the moment, looks to be in some considerable discomfort in front of the shed side of the ground. At present Bohemians are down to ten men.

  • 21'

    Levingston with an effort on goal from the edge of the area but it goes wide of Cherries post.

  • 17'

    A fantastic effort down the left from Patrick Hoban forces him to make Talbot make a smart save to deny the striker a certain goal.

  • 13'

    A fantastic cross into the area and Sean Murray's header cannons off the post and leaving Talbot for dead, what a chance for Dundalk.

  • 12'

    Buckley takes the ball off Sloggett and races forward his long-range effort is well saved by Cherrie who saves Sloggett's blushes.

  • 11'

    Georgie Kelly gets a head-on goal from a Tyreke Wilson cross but the referee blows for a foul on Cherrie.

  • 8'

    By all accounts, Dundalk has been pressing more during the opening exchanges of the game, a lot of play down the wings with Duffy looking more dangerous.

  • 4'

    The first shot on goal falls to Dundalk and former Boh's player Darragh Leahy lets one fly from the edge of the area but it just goes wide.

  • 1'

    We are underway here at Oriel Park, Bohemians kick us off this evening.

  • Club Captain Andy Boyle is back in the Dundalk side tonight for what is his 175th league start for the club. Three years ago this Wednesday he scored the opener for Dundee in a 2-0 win away to Hamilton. He has two Dundalk goals-against Bohs

  • Patrick Hoban had scored more goals against Bohemians than any other opponent before his double against Sligo Rovers here on Friday night. He can re-take that crown tonight against a side that 2 of his 4 career hat-tricks have come against.

  • There will be a minute of silence before the game this evening in memory of the late Manus O'Riordan who passed away last night. Manus is the father of Bohemians communications director Luke and Irish Sun football reporter Neil O'Riordan.

  • Three changes for Dundalk FC with Will Patching, Raivis Jurkovskis and Han JeongWoo all out of the starting lineup, Patching is suspended. Andy Boyle, Sam Stanton and Michael Duffy all come into the side.

  • Vinny Perth: “It’s a huge night for us and it’s a big three points on offer. We have to target those three points. It’s going to be difficult against Bohemians but we have to go again." “We are missing Will Patching through suspension which is typical of where we are at the minute. Whenever we seem to get one back, we still lose one and I probably won’t know the team until Monday.”

  • This is the third time the sides have met this season, with Bohemians coming out victorious on the previous two occasions. Georgie Kelly scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot at Oriel Park in April and the former Dundalk striker also bagged a hat-trick in Bohemians’ 5-1 win at Dalymount Park in May. Tyreke Wilson and Promise Omichere were also on the scoresheet for the hosts while Cameron Dummigan was sent off. Greg Sloggett scored Dundalk’s consolation on a day to forget in Phibsborough. Dundalk’s last league win over Bohemians came at Oriel Park in May 2019. Danny Grant put the visitors ahead early on but Kelly and a Patrick Hoban penalty, deep in injury-time, secured a 2-1 victory.

  • Good evening and you are most welcome to Oriel Park for tonights coverage of Dundalk vs Bohemians from the home of football that is Oriel Park, Ciaran Callan here to bring you through tonights coverage.

Dundalk

14Peter Cherrie Goalkeeper
4Andy Boyle Defender
7Michael Duffy Midfielder
8Sam Stanton Midfielder 44'
9Patrick Hoban Forward 58'
10Greg Sloggett 13 Midfielder
15Darragh Leahy Defender
16Sean Murray 6 Midfielder
17Sami Ben Amar 77 Forward
21Daniel Cleary Defender
23Cameron Dummigan Midfielder
12Cameron Yates
37Enda Douglas Defender
6Sonni Nattestad 16 Defender
13Raivis Jurkovskis 10 Defender
22Ebuka Kwelele Forward
24Mayowa Animasahun Defender
28Ryan O’Kane Forward
31Mark Hanratty Midfielder
77Han Jeong-woo 17 Forward

Bohemians

1James Talbot Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely Defender 30'
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
11Liam Burt Midfielder 90'
12Georgie Kelly Forward
14Conor Levingston 22 Midfielder
16Keith Buckley 8 Midfielder
18James Finnerty 5 Defender
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
26Ross Tierney Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
5Rob Cornwall 18 Defender
8Ali Coote 16 Midfielder
9Cole Kiernan
15Roland Idowu
22Jamie Mullins 14 Midfielder
24Aaron Doran Midfielder
27Sean Grehan Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 13)
5 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Dundalk

(Series 4)
0 - 1
Premier Division
Casey's Field (Oriel Park)

Dundalk v Bohemian FC

(Quarter Final)
1 - 4
FAI Cup
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Dundalk

(Series 16)
0 - 0
Premier Division
Casey's Field (Oriel Park)

Dundalk v Bohemian FC

(Series 7)
2 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Dundalk

Officials

RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Neil DoyleChris Campbell
Darragh Keegan
John McLoughlin

Ground

Casey's Field (Oriel Park)
Carrickmacross Road, Dundalk No. 3 Urban, The Municipal District of Dundalk, County Louth, Leinster, A91 RC44, Ireland

Ciaran Callan is a part-time sports journalist based in Dundalk, Co. Louth. He has more than 10 year’s experience working with media companies including both extensive radio broadcasting experience along with print and digital media reporting for the SSE Airtricity League as well digital media work with the national sports company eirSport. He joined FinalWhistle in February 2021 as is their main correspondent for Dundalk Football Club.