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17 September 2021 7:45 pm FAI Cup 2021

Match Report

Bohs end Maynooth Cup run

Bohemians progressed to the semi-finals of the FAI Cup in sublime fashion tonight, steamrolling Maynooth University Town by 4-0.

This game was over by half-time, after a trio of first half goals from the midfield triplet of Keith Buckley, Conor Levingston and Keith Ward.

New boy and substitute Roland Idowu added a fourth goal just after the hour mark, rounding off the evening at Dalymount.

The game started somewhat evenly. Both teams played some nice football, with Maynooth impressively not looking out of place. 17 minutes in however, Bohs took the lead. They made their way into the Maynooth box and after an initial effort was blocked, the ball fell to the captain Keith Buckley. After one touch the skipper poked the ball home, giving his side the lead. Bohs never looked back from this moment on.

On the half-hour mark, the game changed. Maynooth captain Conor Dunne picked up a booking and the next ten minutes decided the game. Less than five minutes after his captain was booked, Alex Kelly recklessly went into a 50/50, catching Dawson Devoy high. The ref was left with no decision and sent Kelly straight off. Thankfully, Devoy came away unscathed.

The floodgates gushed open after this. Two minutes after the sending off, Tyreke Wilson made his way forward down the left hand side. He pulled a ball back into the area, which was met by Conor Levingston, who hit it first time and found the net. This started what could’ve been an onslaught.

Two minutes later any possible doubt was put to bed. Maynooth lost possession whilst pushing forward and a long pass forward found Keith Ward. Ward strolled through on goal and put a third past David Sterio. The Kildaremen were lucky it stayed 3-0 into the break.

Jamie Mullins put in a notable performance for Bohs, despite not getting on the scoresheet. The 16 year old had a good chance in the 55th minute when a fine cross from the right from Keith Ward flashed across the face of goal just begging for a touch. Mullins couldn’t make contact however. Another chance fell his way a minute later, when he tried one from just outside the area after a one-two, but dragged the shot wide. Despite not scoring, Keith Long will be pleased with the man of the match.

The cake got its icing in the 61st minute when substitute and debutant Roland Idowu cut onto his left foot, finding the bottom corner from range. Bohs simply managed the game from then on out, heading into the semis with great confidence.

  • 93'

    Full time. The journey ends for Maynooth, as Bohs go marching into the semis.

  • 91'

    Feely misses a sitter, hitting the post from inside the six yard box.

  • 90'

    Three minutes added on.

  • 80'

    Ten minutes to go. Both sides are simply trying to see it out.

  • 79'

    Kelly tries one from distance. Seems as if he wanted to get in on the action.

  • 71'

    Sterio with another good save. Denies Cole Kiernan at point blank range on his debut.

  • 70'

    Twenty minutes to go. Keith Long has emptied his bench, while Maynooth are simply looking to stop the bleeding.

  • 61'

    Goal! Roland Idowu from range on his debut!

  • 56'

    Mullins with another good chance after a nice piece of play. Just dragged his shot wide, but is getting closer.

  • 55'

    Good chance for Bohs. Ward whipped it in from the right but Mullins just couldn't get a touch on it.

  • 52'

    Talbot snuffs out a Maynooth chance. Bohs nearly gave Maynooth a route back into it right there.

  • 46'

    Maynooth get the second half underway.

  • 45'

    Half time. It seems this one is only going one way.

  • 42'

    Devoy fires over from range. Bohs have been more than the dominant since the sending off and this has all the makings of an onslaught.

  • 37'

    Goal! The floodgates are opening and it's Keith Ward who makes it three.

  • 35'

    Goal! Levingston makes it two to put clear daylight between the sides.

  • 33'

    Alex Kelly is sent off after a reckless challenge on Devoy. Left the ref with no choice.

  • 32'

    Jamie Mullins with a great chance. Was stopped at point blank range by David Sterio, who produced a great save.

  • 26'

    Nice long ball forward to Aaron Doran. Just couldn't take it under control, but he has looked dangerous so far.

  • 22'

    Bohs have now started to emerge as the dominant side. A second may very well be close.

  • 17'

    Goal! Captain Keith Buckley pokes home to give the hosts the lead!

  • 9'

    Best chance of the game so far as the ball falls down to Aaron Doran, who was a late addition to the starting XI. He fluffed his lines in front of goal however. Maynooth haven't looked out of place either.

  • 1'

    We are underway.

  • Minutes silence before kickoff.

  • Maynooth lineup is now in.

  • The Bohemians lineup is now in.

  • Maynooth did however face league opposition in the last round when they upset First Division side Cobh Ramblers, beating them 3-2. Tonight will likely be a much sterner test, however.

  • This is Bohemians' second fixture against non-league opposition in this years competition, having faced College Corinthians two rounds ago. For Maynooth, it's their first time playing a Premier Division side in over two years, the last side being Waterford, whom they lost 2-0 to in this competition.

  • Hello and welcome to finalwhistle.ie for tonight's coverage of the FAI Cup Quarter Final between favourites Bohemians and huge underdogs Maynooth University Town. I'm Seán Comber and I'll be updating you on tonight's proceedings.

Bohemians

1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons 18 Defender
4Rory Feely Defender
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
10Keith Ward Midfielder 37'
14Conor Levingston Midfielder 35'
16Keith Buckley 30 Midfielder 17'
17Aaron Doran 9 Midfielder
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy 15 Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender
9Cole Kiernan 17
15Roland Idowu 28 Midfielder 61'
18James Finnerty 2 Defender
26Ross Tierney Midfielder
30Robert Mahon 16 Midfielder

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Dalymount Park
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