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

Match Report

Kelly grabs late draw for Bohemians

A late Georgie Kelly goal, helped to salvage a point for Bohemians, as they played out a 3-3 draw with Derry City, in tonight’s meeting in the SSE Airtricity League at Dalymount Park.

Liam Burt got the opener for the home side, before Jamie McGonigle equalised in the 63rd minute. Junior added second half effort. James Akintunde's 91st minute effort looked like the winner, but it was Kelly yet again who found the net for Bohs, to salvage a point as he added his second of the match.

It was a chaotic night of events at Dalymount Park, of the six goals scored, five came in the final half hour of the tie, honours even it finished as Sligo now enjoy a six point cushion over Derry.

The visitors were the first side to threaten, an early effort toward goal, that required Dawson Devoy to head the ball off the line.

From their first chance at goal, Bohs took the lead, Liam Burt with the strike from outside the box, which nestled into the top corner, as Georgie Kelly provided the assist.

It was all Bohemians for the remainder of the half, despite Derry having chances, they were kicking themselves not to have added a goal, Burt had another chance but Nathan Gartside saved well in the Derry goal.

Gartside was called into action just minutes after the restart, Kelly with the goal bound effort, but the Northern Ireland underage international goalkeeper, did well to deny him.

McGonigle hit the mark in the 62nd minute, as he scored a cracker to equalise. Junior would add their second, less than 15 minutes later, he managed to bundle home a header from close range.

As the home side needed to come back into the tie, Kelly was again on hand to power home a header in the 80th minute.

We would have a further two goals however in additional time, James Akintunde breaking into the Dubliners area, before firing past James Talbot. 

Keith Buckley’s side threw the kitchen sink at it during the final few minutes, with Kelly again the main goal scorer, as he broke into the area and hit a rocket into the top of the Derry goal, to send the stadium into pandemonium.

  • 93'


  • 91'

    Junior finds the net in added time, the forward is on a brace now as he looks to have scored the winner

  • 90'

    Late change for Bohs as Jamie Mullins replaces Ross Tierney

  • 80'

    Georgie Kelly the man again for Bohs, as the forward powers home a header to level

  • 77'

    Conor Levingston and Rory Feely come on for Keith Buckley and Andy Lyons

  • 76'

    Derry take the lead as Junior gets on the end of a cross and bundles the ball home

  • 71'

    Will Fitzgerald comes in for Jack Malone

  • 62'

    Derry score the equaliser as Jamie McGonigle fires home a cracker

  • 48'

    Early chance again for Bohs as Georgie Kelly has an effort but Gartside does well again

  • 45'

    Half Time in Dalymount, Bohs remain 1-0 ahead as Liam Burt fired a rocket from outside the box, Derry have had their chances but fail to test James Talbot

  • 40'

    Liam Burt has to be forced off with injury as Keith Ward replaces him

  • 30'

    While Bohs have another shot at goal, Derry will wonder how they have not scored yet but James Talbot has done enough to keep it in his sides favour

  • 28'

    Another chance for Burt but Gartside saves well in the Derry goal

  • 7'

    With their first major chance of the game, Liam Burt scorers a cracker from outside the area as Georgie Kelly supplies the assist

  • 5'

    Early chance for Derry but Dawson Devoy manages to head the ball of the line

  • Three points would help both sides push for European ambitions as they are both comfortable sitting in mid table

  • Derry have not lost in their last five league games, while Bohs are struggling to find a similar run of form in the league in recent weeks

  • A lovely evening here at Dalymount Park, for tonights meeting of Bohemians and Derry City in the SSE Airtricity League, both sides chasing European success to breathe down on Sligo Rovers, my name is Diarmuid Kearney and I will bring you updates of tonights action


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons 4 Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender
8Ali Coote 10 Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder 7'
12Georgie Kelly Forward 80', 93'
16Keith Buckley 14 Midfielder
18James Finnerty Defender
26Ross Tierney 22 Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely 2 Defender 91'
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
9Cole Kiernan
10Keith Ward 8 Midfielder
14Conor Levingston 16 Midfielder
15Roland Idowu
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
22Jamie Mullins 26 Midfielder

Derry City

1Nathan Gartside Goalkeeper
3Ciaran Coll Defender
4Ciaron Harkin Midfielder
6Eoin Toal Defender
10Jamie McGonigle 62'
11James Akintunde Forward 91'
14Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe Forward 76'
15Ronan Boyce Defender
20Darren Cole Defender
25Evan McLaughlin 17 Defender
29Jack Malone 7 Midfielder
30Jack Lemoignan Goalkeeper
7Will Fitzgerald 29 Midfielder
17Gerard Storey 25 Midfielder
24Mark McChrystal Defender
28Michael Harris Midfielder
32Caolan McLaughlin Forward
31Patrick Ferry Forward
33Caoimhin Porter Midfielder
38Orrin McLaughlin Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 15)
1 - 1
Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v Bohemian FC

4 - 5
eLOI Group A
Online Event

Derry City v Bohemian FC

(Series 8)
1 - 2
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Derry City

(Series 13)
2 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Derry City

(Series 4)
2 - 0
Premier Division
The Brandywell

Derry City v Bohemian FC


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.