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

Match Report

Harps deliver against Bohs in Dalymount

Goals from Ethan Boyle and Dan Hawkins, gave Finn Harps a 2-1 away win, against Bohemians, in tonight’s SSE Airtricity League tie in Dalymount Park.

Both goals came in the second half, as Boyle found his shot from range, while Hawkins scored within seconds of his arrival off the bench. Liam Burt found the net in injury time, but the goal came too late for his side. The win gives Harps more breathing room, to survive in the Premier Division this year.

Bohs dominated the opening half and looked most likely to score, but Harps to their credit played a great second half, the goals coming at the optimum moment to give them the advantage.

It was a cagey opening start to the game, half chances falling to both clubs in the opening ten minutes, Georgie Kelly and Ethan Boyle both having headers miss the target.

The best chance of the half fell to Keith Buckley, the captain striking the ball from range at the Harps goal, Gerard Doherty doing enough to get a fingertip save, to send the ball over the bar.

Just over ten minutes elapsed in the second half before Harps got the breakthrough.

Boyle got to the edge of the box, then unleashed a shot that found its way into the back of the net, past James Talbot.

The home side were still trying to get back into the tie, chances coming at both ends, goal scorer Boyle making an amazing block to deny a clear goal scoring opportunity, while Tunde Owolabi missed a clear chance for Harps, on the fast break.

Dan Hawkins made an impact as a late sub for Harps, the forward coming on and had the ball in the net with his first few touches, Harps worked well in the build up before Hawkins fired into the back of the net.

The Gypsies never let their heads drop during the 90+ minutes, and were rewarded late on, Liam Burt on hand again to score with a lovely strike, the forward adding another goal to his tally. The Harps backline soaked up all the late pressure, put on by the Dubliners, but they held on to take all the points.

  • 90'

    FULL TIME, Harps manage to hold on and win 2-1 tonight, despite a late goal by Liam Burt, the side get all three points

  • 91'

    Liam Burt scores late on for Bohs

  • 91'

    Late change for Harps as Stephen Doherty replaces Ryan Rainey

  • 85'

    Another change for Bohs as Cole Kiernan comes in for Ross Tierney

  • 81'

    DAN HAWKINS SCORES WITHIN SECONDS OF HIS APPEARANCE

  • 80'

    Double sub for Harps, Dan Hawkins and Mark Coyle for Owolabi and Connolly

  • 74'

    Chances at both ends, Ethan Boyle makes an amazing block to deny a clear goal scoring opportunity, while Tunde misses a clear chance for Harps

  • 68'

    Ali Coote also comes on for Keith Ward

  • 68'

    Double sub for Bohs, Rory Feely and Conor Levingston come in for Andy Lyons and Keith Buckley

  • 56'

    GOALLLLLLLL!!!!, we have the opening goal here as Ethan Boyle fires home a belter from outside the area

  • 45'

    Half Time in Dalymount, scoreless so far between the sides, both have had half chances but neither has come close to finding the net, Bohs having the edge so far

  • 45'

    Another Harps yellow card as Mustoe goes into he book

  • 39'

    Second yellow of the night for Harps, Ryan Connolly into the book

  • 36'

    Great effort by Keith Buckley but Gerard Doherty makes a great save to tip the ball over the bar

  • 32'

    The first yellow card of the night goes to Sean Boyd

  • 10'

    Early chances for both sides, Georgie Kelly and Ethan Boyle with both chances coming from headers

  • It will be a tough game tonight as both sides want to return to winning ways, Harps have had the better run of form recently but have had less days to prepare for tonights meeting, as both sides had tough encounters during the week

  • Gerard Doherty starts between the posts the Harps tonight as Mark Anthony McGinley is suspended, despite injury concerns prior to tonights meeting, only Mark Coyle sits out through injury and is named on the bench

  • Two changes for the home side tonight, Keith Ward replaces the injured Ali Coote, who sits on the bench, while Ciaran Kelly comes in for James Finnerty

  • You are very welcome to tonights meeting of Bohemians and Finn Harps at Dalymount Park, after the dramatic 3-3 draw earlier in the week, Bohs will be aiming to claim all three points tonight, but Harps are no slouches either and can test any team in the league, my name is Diarmuid Kearney and I will bring you live updates of tonight's tie

Bohemians

1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons 4 Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
10Keith Ward 8 Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder 91'
12Georgie Kelly Forward
16Keith Buckley 14 Midfielder
26Ross Tierney 9 Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely 2 Defender
8Ali Coote 10 Midfielder
9Cole Kiernan 26
14Conor Levingston 16 Midfielder
15Roland Idowu Midfielder
18James Finnerty Defender
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder

Finn Harps

40Gerard Doherty Goalkeeper
3Jordan Mustoe Defender 45'
5Dave Webster Defender
6Ryan Connolly 14 Midfielder 39'
8Johnny Dunleavy Defender
9Sean Boyd Forward 32'
11Barry McNamee Midfielder
16Shane McEleney Defender
22Ryan Rainey 21 Midfielder
24Ethan Boyle Defender 56'
45Babatunde Owolabi 17 Forward
25Patrick McGarvey Goalkeeper
7Karl O’Sullivan Forward
10Mark Timlin Midfielder
12Luke Rudden Forward
14Mark Coyle 6 Midfielder
17Dan Hawkins 45 Forward 81'
19Adam Foley Forward
20Niall Logue Defender
21Stephen Doherty 22 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(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

Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, Ireland

Diarmuid Kearney is a freelance Sports Journalist based in Co Kerry. He has more than 5 years experience covering domestic and international soccer for different media organisations, while also working for local and national print and digital organisations covering GAA.