|25 July 2021||3:00 pm||FAI Cup||2021|
A routine win for Bohs against Munster League outfit College Corinthians saw them through to the next round of the FAI Cup at Turners Cross this afternoon.
An early goal from Keith Buckley, a tap in from youngster Aaron Doran on his senior debut, a second half brace from Keith Ward.
The icing on the cake on the brink of full time from Dawson Devoy was more than enough for Dublin’s red and black.
Bohs wasted no time getting to work in this one. Three minutes in, poor play at the back from Corinthians caused the ball to find its way to captain Keith Buckley, who dispatched the ball exceptionally well. A fine way to mark his 300th appearance for the club. It would be the first in an array of fine finishes for Bohs today.
Bohs were playing with ease for the opening minutes. Buckley pulled the strings well and the young supporting cast didn’t look one bit out of place. One of those cast members, Aaron Doran, was rewarded for his efforts in the 26th minute.
Buckley found himself with only Shane Sherlock in goals to beat and his shot was saved well by Sherlock. Unfortunately for Corinthians, it fell straight to Doran, who let fly into an empty net. A great way to get his Bohs career underway with a goal on his senior debut.
Chances were a rarity for the hosts but in the 41st minute they managed one. Daragh O’Sullivan Connell played a nice ball over the top, but the resulting effort was tame and straight at Stephen McGuiness. It would remain 2-0 into half time.
Bohs were once again playing with ease and got another right before the hour mark. A ball in from the left was aimed for Jamie Mullins, who was taken down by Eoghan Murphy and a spot kick was rewarded. Keith Ward slammed the resulting penalty into the top left to make it 3-0 Bohs.
Substitute Evan Galvin for Corinthians tried his luck about five minutes later. He picked up the ball on the left and cut onto his right, letting fly an effort that just went wide. Few positives for Corinthians today, but his bright play was one.
Ward got his brace just over ten minutes from time. Corinthians wanted a penalty for a foul that looked similar to Murphy’s on Mullins. While still appealing, it was Mullins who with a long ball found Ward behind the hosts defence. Ward put the ball into the top corner to cap off a nice evening for him.
The cake got its icing in injury time. Sherlock played it straight to substitute Dawson Devoy, who with a first time finish punished the opposing keeper. A mistake that was likely fatigue more than anything from Sherlock.
Not much Corinthians could do here. Bohs are streets ahead of them and even their backups were simply too much. Manager Joe Gamble will be looking ahead to their upcoming league season now.
For Keith Long it’s an ideal evening. His youngsters looked great and the good mood around Bohs is well intact. They look ahead to Europe in the Aviva Thursday, but may also feel a run in the cup is likely.
|3'||16. Keith Buckley|
|26'||24. Aaron Doran|
|57'||17. Keith Ward|
Killian O Brien
|Daragh O'Sullivan Connell|
|79'||17. Keith Ward|
|91'||28. Dawson Devoy|
|Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland|