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Date Time League Season
29 May 2021 4:00 pm Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Bohs solid against Waterford

Goals from Dawson Devoy, Ross Tierney and Andy Lyons guaranteed a solid 3-nil win for Bohemians against Waterford in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division 1 this afternoon.

The Blues got reduced to their own half most of the time, without a single moment of lucidity upfront.

The Gypsies confirmed a remarkable change of fortune which started in early May, sticking their nose in now among the top-placed in the table ahead of the mid-season break; as they overtake Finn Harps in the classification.

On the other hand, The Blues remain rooted to the bottom of the table, as they welcome a needed break in the campaign to reorganize ideas with the new coach Marc Bircham.

The hype from the last recent results, especially the 5-1 from last week against Dundalk brought Bohs into the game eager to impress. Conor Levingston soon sent in the first warning from a free header as he saw the ball go wide off.

Brian Murphy came up with one of the saves of the season in the 14th minute, denying brilliantly Conor Levingston the first goal from the edge of the box.

Dawson Devoy sent in a very nice cross looking for Georgie Kelly, although quick enough to beat Cameron Evans as he sent it from a corner with a crucial slide.

The opportunities just kept coming for Keith Long’s boys; A long-range effort from Devoy went straight into Murphy’s hands before he chested a header from Georgie Kelly.

Devoy, one of the most inspired players for the home side, got his third chance to change the score as he saw the ball going slightly off the right post.

Ultimately Bohs broke through with a very nice goal; Devoy picked up by Lyons with a very nice cross as he swept it home with a lovely finish. 

Three minutes are gone and Tierney headed in a loose ball from close range in a sequence of a corner to give Bohemians a deserved comfortable score before the break.

 Bohs were fully dominating the run of the play in a one-way first half and saw Murphy holding Waterford to the game with another outstanding save, stopping Lyons’ effort from close-range.

The Marc Bircham’s crew looked for a reaction after the break, through the substitute Tshipamba’s, who left the blue outfit down to ten players after a late tackle on Ciaran Kelly.

Immediately Bohemians took advantage and made it three by Lyons as he finished an amazing teamwork play from left to the wing.

Waterford tried to step up looking for a reaction, but nothing too serious to bother Talbot, who didn’t make a proper save during the 90 minutes.

  • 90'

    FT: Bohemians 3-0 Waterford - as Bohs go for the mid-season break leaving their best moment of the campaign.

  • 88'

    We have seen the Blues bringing in some offensive efforts looking a reaction, but nothing too dangerous to bother Talbot.

  • 76'

    Another decent opportunity for Devoy as he couldn’t keep it down.

  • 70'

    Lyons makes it three by finishing an amazing team work from left to the wing.

  • 66'

    The Blues are now down to ten players as Tshipamba saw a straight red card after a late tackle on Ciaran Kelly

  • 61'

    Talbot makes his first save of the game; Tshimpamba should have done better from such a privileged position.

  • 53'

    Waterford looking better at early stages in the second 45 minutes – they surely feel they need to get the first goal to stay alive in the game.

  • 53'

    Waterford looking better at early stages in the second 45 minutes – they surely feel the need to get the first goal to stay alive in the game.

  • 46'

    We are back for the second half.

  • 45'

    HT: Bohemians 2-0 Waterford. The damage could have been greater as we saw a first half completely dominated by the home side.

  • 44'

    Lovely play between Georgie Kelly and Lyons inside Murphy’s box as he stops the third goal of the afternoon with another brilliant save.

  • 41'

    Ross Tierney heads in a loose ball from close range in a sequence of a corner.

  • 38'

    Bohs breaks through with a very nice goal; Devoy picked up by Lyons with a very nice cross as he sent it in with a lovely finish.

  • 32'

    Devoy gets his third chance to score as he sends it slightly off the right post. What a chance!

  • 31'

    30 minutes gone and it has been a one-way game so far. Bohs completely dominating the run of the play with enough opportunities to change the score.

  • 27'

    Kelly flicks a cross coming in from the left wing; no big deal for Murphy.

  • 26'

    Devoy brings an effort from long range as it goes straight into Murphy’s hands.

  • 23'

    Darragh Power picks up the first booking in the game.

  • 18'

    Very nice cross sent in by Devoy looking for Georgie Kelly as Evans sends it for a corner with a crucial slide.

  • 14'

    Brian Murphy denies Levingston a great goal from the edge of the box with a wonder save.

  • 13'

    Amazing flowing move from Bohs with Tierney coming face-to-face with the goalkeeper Brian Murphy; the flag, however, went up once again.

  • 8'

    Levingston sends wide a free header.

  • 5'

    Waterford bring the first effort close to Talbot box but the flag goes up.

  • 1'

    The referee blows the whistle into the first half.

  • Also one single change for Waterford as Browne replaces Kavanagh.

  • Anthony Breslin is the only change on Bohs starting XI, replacing Tyreke Wilson as he was sent off against Dundalk.

  • On the other hand, a victory for Waterford would see them put some daylight between themselves and basement boys Derry and Dundalk.

  • A win for The Gypsies could catapult them to the business end of the table and would be a remarkable change of fortune for Keith Long’s outfit after a poor start to the campaign.

  • Good afternoon and you are very welcome to the live coverage of what is happening at the Dalymount Park between Bohemians and Waterford. My name is Bernardo Santos and I’ll keep you aware of everything as the action happens.

Bohemians

1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender 70'
3Anto Breslin Defender
4Rory Feely Defender
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote Midfielder
11Liam Burt 7 Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly 20 Forward
14Conor Levingston 21 Midfielder
26Ross Tierney 10 Midfielder 41'
28Dawson Devoy 16 Midfielder 38'
5Rob Cornwall Defender
7Stephen Mallon 11 Midfielder
10Keith Ward 26 Midfielder
16Keith Buckley 28 Midfielder
18James Finnerty Defender
20Promise Omochere 12 Midfielder
21Bastien Hery 14 Midfielder
23Jack Moylan Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper

Waterford

1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power 10 Defender 23'
3Cameron Evans Defender
5Josh Collins 19 Defender
7Shane Griffin Midfielder
8Adam O’Reilly Midfielder
11James Waite 23 Midfielder
12John Martin 21 Forward 35'
14Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
15Jamie Mascoll 20 Defender
34Cian Browne Midfielder
10Cian Kavanagh 2 Forward 52'
13Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
16Katlego Mashigo Midfielder
19Jack Stafford 5 Midfielder
20Eric Molloy 15 Forward
21Isaac Tshipamba Mulowayi 12 Midfielder 66'
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
23Prince Mustwunguma 11 Forward
31Liam Kervick Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 5)
0 - 1
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Bohemian FC

(Series 11)
0 - 2
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Waterford

(Series 2)
0 - 2
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Bohemian FC

Ground

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

With previous experience on a top-tier sports newspaper and a media department of a former European Champion club, Bernardo also collaborates as a sports journalist and media editor at St. Patrick's Athletic.