Date Time League Season
18 April 2022 3:00 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Quartet hit goals for Bohemians in win over Shelbourne

Shelbourne’s hunt for a home win continues after goals from Liam Burt, Dawson Devoy, Kris Twardek and Junior Ogedi-Uzikwe helped Bohemians to a 4-1 win at Tolka Park.

Seán Boyd levelled the score for The Reds in the first-half, but Damien Duff’s men failed to convert any of the countless other chances they created over the 90 minutes.

Liam Burt provided the game’s opening goal, with a lovely solo run ending in his shot being deflected, completely wrong footing Brendan Clarke in the Shelbourne goal who could do nothing to stop it from going in. 

The lead did not last long and was cancelled out by a great header from Seán Boyd.

It looked as though Shels were going to snatch the lead right before the break when Adam Thomas was wide open in the six-yard box, but his header was straight at James Talbot. 

Junior Uzokwe was fouled by Thomas in the Shels box just minutes from half-time. Dawson Devoy stepped up and blasted his penalty down the centre of the goal to give Bohs a 2-1 lead at the half.

Thomas would be involved in Bohemians’s third goal which came just five minutes after the restart. Ali Coote stripped the Shels midfielder of the ball and played it to Kris Twardek, who cut inside and slotted the ball past Clarke. 

Just after the hour mark the final nail was put in the coffin. Burt again went on an incredible solo run and was denied one of the goals of the season by Clarke, however the ball fell to Uzokwe who tapped it into an empty net to make it 4-1.

Shelbourne would create glorious chances but failed to convert, with Seán Boyd and Jason McEneff both missing from close range in the final 15 minutes.

Today’s win is just what Bohemians will want heading into Friday night’s Dublin Derby at home to Shamrock Rovers.

As for Shels, they will have to wait a while before returning to Tolka Park as they travel to Oriel Park on Friday to face Dundalk.


1Brendan Clarke Goalkeeper
23Luke Byrne Defender
5Shane Griffin Defender
32Kameron Ledwidge 6 Defender
3Conor Kane Defender
15Adam Thomas Defender
7Brian McManus 2 Midfielder
10Jack Moylan 14 Midfielder
17Shane Farrell Forward
8Mark Coyle 22 Midfielder
9Sean Boyd Forward 20'
25Lewis Webb Goalkeeper
22Jordan McEneff 8 Midfielder
21Gavin Molloy Midfielder
2John Ross Wilson 7 Defender
4Aaron O’Driscoll Defender
6JJ Lunney 32 Midfielder
11Dan Hawkins Forward
12Jad Hakiki Midfielder
14Daniel Carr 10 Forward


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
5Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote 20 Midfielder
23Kris Twardek Midfielder 49'
11Liam Burt 21 Midfielder 13'
14Conor Levingston Midfielder 12'
15Grant Horton Defender
3Tyreke Wilson Defender
9Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 17 Forward 67'
12Max Murphy Midfielder
10Dawson Devoy 6 Midfielder 44'
25Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
6Jordan Doherty 10 Midfielder
4Rory Feely Defender
21Jordan Flores 11 Midfielder 88'
17Ryan Cassidy 9 Forward 90'
19Sam Packham Defender
20Promise Omochere 8 Forward
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
27Cian Byrne Defender
  • 85'

    Uzokwe is replaced by Ryan Cassidy

  • 74'

    Jordan McEneff's header from point blank range goes over the bar. Another huge miss

  • 71'

    What a miss from Boyd! Farrell's free-kick finds him in the six-yard box but his attempt is wide

  • 66'

    It's four! Liam Burt goes on an incredible run beating several players, his shot is saved by Clarke but Junior Uzokwe is there waiting for the rebound and he taps it in

  • 56'

    A long range effort from Adam Thomas floats into the hands of James Talbot

  • 49'

    GOAL! Coote strips the ball from Adam Thomas and plays it to Twardek who shows some lovely skill to beat a defender and slots the ball past Clarke

  • 49'

    Uzokwe shoots from the edge of the area but can't find the target

  • 48'

    Boyd does well to drill a header towards goal but Talbot is able to save it

  • 45'

    The visitors get things going again

  • 45'

    HT: Bohs lead 2-1 at the break but it has been a very even game, both sides have had chances

  • 44'

    GOAL! Dawson Devoy converts from 12 yards

  • 43'

    Penalty to Bohs! Uzokwe is brought down by Thomas in the Shels box

  • 42'

    Talbot makes a good save from a header from Adam Thomas

  • 31'

    The game has dropped slightly in intensity

  • 20'

    Shels are level! It's Seán Boyd who gets a glancing header on to Shane Farrell's corner

  • 17'

    JR Wilson replaces Brian McManus

  • 13'

    GOAL! A lovely solo run from Burt results in his strike from outside the box taking a huge deflection, leaving Clarke stranded. Bohs lead 1-0

  • 12'

    Levingston is booekd for a hard tackle on McManus

  • 11'

    What a miss from Uzokwe! Twardek clips the ball into the box but Uzokwe can't get good enough contact on the ball. A glorious chance from close range goes astray

  • 10'

    A scrappy opening 10 minutes, the wet conditions making difficult for both sides

  • 5'

    Bohemians have had most of the ball so far, no chances created by either side yet

  • 1'

    The North Dublin Derby is underway

  • Bohs team news now in

  • Shelbourne team news is in

  • Bohemians could do with the three points today as a morale booster in what has been a difficult season for the Phibsborough outfit. A win today would also help them create distance with the bottom half of the table

  • Damien Duff is still in search of a win at Tolka Park this season and victory today would help Shels shoot up the table and create distance with the bottom two.

  • As for the visitors, they conceded late at home on Friday night to draw 2-2 against a nine-man Finn Harps team.

  • The two teams come into this afternoon's game in contrasting form. Shels stunned everyone on Friday night when they beat Derry City 2-1 at Brandywell.

  • Dublin's Finest host its Originals in the second Northside derby of the season. Last time at Dalymount Grant Horton scored late to rescue a point for Bohs in a dramatic 1-1 draw.

  • Hello and welcome to's coverage of this afternoon's SSE Airtricity Premier Division clash between Shlebourne and Bohemians. My name is Seán Crosbie and I will be keeping you up to date on all the action from today's North Dublin Derby.

Past Meetings

(Round 6)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Round 1)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 26)
1 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Series 17)
3 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 8)
0 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Series 14)
1 - 3
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 3)
3 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 5)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne


Tolka Park
Tolka Park (Shelbourne FC), Drumcondra South A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Seán is a final year Journalism student in DCU.