Date Time League Season
11 June 2021 7:45 pm Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Walsh delivers Derry draw

A 1-1 draw was played out at the Ryan McBride Brandywell between Derry City and Bohemians in the Premier Division tonight.

An 83rd minute strike from Ali Coote gave Bohs the lead.

However, it was cancelled out by Marc Walsh’s goal in the 94th minute.

The match seemed destined to be an attacking masterclass with both sides playing exceptional football in recent weeks.

This was not the case as there were almost 30 minutes on the clock before the first save of the game was made. Ross Tierney got on the end of a cross but he failed to get a decent connection on the ball and saw his shot deflected into the arms of Derry ‘keeper Nathan Gartside.

The hosts had a great chance at the end of the first half through a Will Patching free kick, but James Talbot did well to save his attempt that looked to be heading into the corner of the goal.

The north Dublin side had the better chances in the first half but really seemed to struggle with hitting the target.

The Candystripes could not find any rhythm in attack going into the interval, but will feel they should have been awarded a spot kick after two claims were waved away. The second of which looked to be a stonewall penalty.

Bohs started the second half at a high tempo and nearly took the lead after Tierney’s effort beat Gartside but was denied by the post.

It was the 82nd minute when the next chance came. Rory Feely came close to putting the away team ahead after getting onto the end of a free kick. However, his volley could only hit the side netting.

Less than a minute later, the Gypsies took the lead. Ali Coote found space on the edge of the box and he let fly finding the bottom left corner giving Gartside no chance.

Bohs looked all set for the three points, but substitute Marc Walsh popped in added time and drew Derry level. Talbot did his best to keep the ball from crossing the line but could not keep it out.

Ruaidhri Higgins will be delighted that his side could grab a point after going down late on.

Keith Lyons will be infuriated that his squad could not hold onto the three points after defending so well for the majority of the game.

  • FULL TIME: Derry City 1-1 Bohemians

  • 94'

    Marc Walsh draws Derry level

  • 92'

    Keith Ward on to replace Tierney

  • 90'

    Five minutes added on

  • 90'

    Malone has a wonderful chance but it is straight at James Talbot

  • 83'

    A great strike from the edge of the box finds the bottom left corner

  • 83'

    Ali Coote puts Bohs ahead

  • 82'

    Rory Feely gets on the end of a free kick but can only volley into the side netting

  • 78'

    Marc Walsh on to replace Parkhouse

  • 74'

    Parkhouse finds himself free in the box but the ball is behind him and he heads off target

  • 71'

    Ali Coote is booked for a late challenge

  • 70'

    Fitzgerald picks up a booking

  • 62'

    Jack Malone on to replace Joe Thomson

  • 61'

    Play continues

  • 60'

    A break in play as the corner flag is damaged at the Bohs end of the pitch

  • 58'

    Fitzgerald wins a free kick in a dangerous position

  • 55'

    Will Fitzgerald comes on

  • 55'

    He looks as if he won't be returning to the pitch

  • 53'

    Cameron McJannett is down and receiving attention

  • 46'

    A Ross Tierney effort beats Gartside but cannot beat the post and it is cleared away

  • 46'

    Derry get the game restarted

  • The players are back on the pitch ahead of the restart

  • However, Derry will feel that they should have had a penalty

  • Bohs have been the better side in the first half and should arguably be ahead

  • HALF TIME: Derry City 0-0 Bohemians

  • 46'

    A Patching free kick is very well saved by James Talbot

  • 44'

    Parkhouse has returned to the pitch

  • 42'

    He is off receiving treatment

  • 42'

    It seems as if he has a busted nose

  • 41'

    David Parkhouse is down after a clash with Rory Feely

  • 38'

    Andy Lyons latches onto a loose ball and blazes his shot off target

  • 33'

    A well worked corner finds Devoy but his shot goes wide of the left hand post

  • 28'

    Ross Tierney gets on the end of a cross but his shot is deflected into the arms of Nathan Gartside

  • 26'

    A free kick for Bohs in a dangerous position

  • 24'

    Another penalty shout for Derry and this one looked stonewall

  • 19'

    Patching goes down in the Bohs box but the referee waves away the penalty claim

  • 17'

    Another effort from Devoy goes over the bar

  • 15'

    Dawson Devoy has a great chance from the edge of the box but can not hit the target

  • 14'

    Ronan Boyce gets on the end of a Patching free kick but heads over the bar

  • 11'

    Danny Lafferty tries to chip James Talbot from outside the box but his effort goes over the bar

  • 2'

    Liam Burt strikes from distance but sees his shot go wide

  • 1'

    Bohs get us underway

  • The teams are on the pitch ready for kick off

  • We are less than fifteen minutes away from kick off

  • Hopefully they will add to the atmosphere of what will hopefully be a very exciting game

  • What a great sight it is to see fans in attendance

  • For Bohs, Georgie Kelly leads the line as Keith Buckley returns to the starting line up. Kian Moore and Jamie Mullins move onto the bench

  • However, the Candystripes' starting lineup is unchanged from their 2-1 win over Drogheda United

  • For Derry, Danny Lupano is out injured and Darren Cole is unavailable through suspension

  • The team news is in

  • Tonight's game will take place at the Ryan McBride Brandywell

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of tonight's SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Derry City and Bohemians

Derry City

1Nathan Gartside Goalkeeper
3Ciaran Coll Defender
4Ciaron Harkin Midfielder
6Eoin Toal Defender
8Joe Thomson 29 Midfielder
9David Parkhouse 19 Forward
10Will Patching Midfielder
11James Akintunde Forward
15Ronan Boyce Defender
21Cameron McJannet 7 Defender
24Danny Lafferty Defender
30Jack Lemoignan Goalkeeper
7Will Fitzgerald 21 Midfielder 70'
19Marc Walsh 9 Midfielder 94'
24Mark McChrystal Defender
29Jack Malone 8 Midfielder
31Patrick Ferry Forward
32Caolan McLaughlin Forward
35Micheal Glynn Defender
36Brendan Barr Midfielder


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender 87'
4Rory Feely Defender
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote Midfielder 83'
11Liam Burt Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly Forward
16Keith Buckley Midfielder
26Ross Tierney 10 Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder
29Kian Moore Goalkeeper
5Rob Cornwall Defender
7Stephen Mallon Midfielder
10Keith Ward 26 Midfielder
17Thomas Oluwa Forward
18James Finnerty Defender
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
23Jack Moylan Midfielder

Past Meetings

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


The Brandywell
Ryan McBride Brandywell, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6NP, United Kingdom

A journalist with an interest in sports. BA in Multimedia Journalism from the University Of Wolverhampton.