Date Time League Season
21 May 2021 5:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Pat’s pounce late for win over Bohs

St. Pat’s returned to firm ground by confirming a 2-1 win against Bohemians at Richmond Park this evening courtesy of goals from Matty Smith and Robbie Benson, with very emotional final embers with one penalty for each side inside the last 10 minutes

This was a tremendous boost of confidence for the Saints, putting a stop on a sequence of two losses, and a heart-breaking outcome for Bohs who saw two balls coming off the crossbar.

This City Derby was of huge importance for both sides, and it was noticeable by the way the matters stayed tied up during the first moments; although the visitors had a crucial chance to take the lead in the ninth minute as Georgie Kelly smashed Jaros’s left post from the penalty spot.

It was Bohs who grabbed the reigns and came forward in the pitch, most of the time exploiting the left-wing.

The feeling of a derby remained much alive in the middle with both sides finding hard to dismantle the opponents web, resulting in no chances to score close to either goals until the break.

The Gypsies came on from the dressing room once again as the most dangerous side, with a lot of crosses sent in into Jaros’ box.

Billy King turned a cross into a very dangerous shot with 52 minutes on the clock, as the ball went off very close to the bar.

On the other side, Jaros denied Bohs first goal of the game with a brilliant save; from this point all the tactics were completely broken, with plenty of threatening plays for both nets.

Passing the hour mark, Sam Bone got booked due to a rough tackle on Ali Coote, and from the freekick the ball once again kissed the Saints bar.

Two minutes from death, the referee saw a foul in the St. Pat’s box, resulting in the second penalty of the game. From the spot, Dawson Devoy set the equaliser.

When it all seemed to point to 1-all draw at full-time, the third penalty of the game was given, with three of the five minutes of additional time gone; this time for the Saints. 

In charge of confirming the second win of the season against Bohemians, the substitute Robbie Benson put it past the keeper setting the Richmond Park on fire.

  • 83'

    Jamie Lennon sees yellow for a sliding tackle.

  • 83'

    Seven minutes to go before the end of normal time, and now Bohs are trying to come forward looking for an equaliser. The Saints are pretty close to repeating the result from the first series of games.

  • 82'

    Liam Burt sees yellow after a rough tackle on Sam Bone.

  • 75'

    GOAL!!!!!!! - Mattie Smith makes the breakthrough for the first time in this game. It arrives as Smith comes face to face with the goalkeeper, as he delivers a super shot to the back of the net.

  • 73'

    Ben McCormack comes in for the closing quarter.

  • 73'

    Ronan Coughlan comes off for Pat's

  • 71'

    Rob Cornwall is booked for Bohemians, after a tackle on Billy King.

  • 69'

    From the resulting free, Tyreke Wilson blasts the ball off the crossbar. It's the second time that's happened in this game - what a chance!

  • 68'

    Sam Bone gets booked

  • 67'

    Yet another good chance for Bohs with a good block from Jaros, after Georgie Kelly has a free header.

  • 61'

    Billy King was brilliantly found by Mountney in the Bohs box, but now it's the other assistant who puts the flag up.

  • 61'

    Another very good cross comes in from Bohemians, but once again the off-side flag is raised.

  • 59'

    Ali Coote picks up a yellow card. He's not happy.

  • 55'

    Georgie Kelly boots the ball past Jaros, but unfortunately for Bohs the off-side flag was raised.

  • 54'

    Robbie Benson comes into the action.

  • 54'

    Chris Forrester is the first player to make way.

  • 53'

    Jaros denies Bohs the first goal of this game with a brilliant save.

  • 52'

    Billy King turned across into a very dangerous shot. As the ball went off very close to the bar.

  • 50'

    Bohemians have come out a lot more aggressive at the start of the second half, with a lot of crosses already into Jaros's box.

  • 46'

    The second half is underway here at Richmond Park

  • There's been a lot of fight from both teams trying to hold the ball and go forward into the scoring zone, but there's just been a lack of opportunities on either goals.

  • 45'

    Half-time here at Richmond Park - St. Patrick's Athletic 0 Bohemians 0

  • 44'

    The Assistant shows that there will be at least three minutes of additional time at the end of the first half.

  • 33'

    Passing the half an hour mark, and it's clear that this is a derby. There's a lot of concentration on what the opposition are doing from both sides, and big concerns about not conceding goals.

  • 31'

    Sam Bone makes a good drive from close range, but it's well blocked by the keeper.

  • 22'

    Bohemians are coming up the left wing mostly. Perhaps they have found a weak spot in the Pat's team.

  • 17'

    After a very inconsistent opening half an hour, it seems like it's Bohs who are trying to dominate at their rivals home.

  • 17'

    A very nice long range effort for Bohs from Ali Coote just goes slightly off Vitezslav Jaros's cross-bar. What a missed opportunity!!!

  • 9'

    PENALTY MISS FOR BOHS - Georgie Kelly sends the place kick off the bar,

  • 9'

    Ian Bermingham receives a yellow card, due to a handball inside - Penalty to Bohs.

  • 6'

    So far it's a pretty even contest here at Richmond Park, with both teams fighting to keep control of the ball.

  • Underway here in Inchicore.

  • Bohemians starting XI: Talbot, Feely, Cornwall, Kelly, Coote, Burt, Kelly, Buckley, Wilson, Tierney and Devoy.

  • St. Pats starting XI: Jaros, Mountney, Bermingham, Bone, Desmond, Lennon, Forrester, Couglan, Smith, King and Lewis.

  • Bohs are intent on ensuring a third consecutive win, in their fight to move up in the league classification.

  • After two consecutive losses, Stephen O’Donnell’s charges will be looking for a reaction against their rivals.

  • Good evening and you are very welcome to Richmond Park,hosting one of the most exciting games of the Premier Division 12th round. I'm Bernardo Santos, here to let you know about all the big moments as they happen.

St. Pat's Ath

1Vitezslav Jaros Goalkeeper
2John Mountney Midfielder
3Ian Bermingham Defender 9'
4Sam Bone Defender 68'
5Lee Desmond Defender
6Jamie Lennon Midfielder 83'
8Chris Forrester 7 Midfielder
10Ronan Coughlan 18 Forward
12Matty Smith Forward 75'
15Billy King 29 Forward
16Alfie Lewis Midfielder
21Barry Murphy Goalkeeper
25Josh Keeley Goalkeeper
7Robbie Benson 8 Midfielder 90'
9Nahum Melvin-Lambert Forward
18Ben McCormack 10 Midfielder
20Shane Griffin Defender
27Danny Norris Midfielder
29Paddy Barrett 15 Defender
31Kian Corbally Midfielder


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
4Rory Feely Defender
5Rob Cornwall 2 Defender 71'
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote Midfielder 59'
11Liam Burt Midfielder 83'
12Georgie Kelly 20 Forward
16Keith Buckley Midfielder
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
26Ross Tierney Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder 89'
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons 5 Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
10Keith Ward Midfielder
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
20Promise Omochere 12 Midfielder
21Bastien Hery Midfielder
23Jack Moylan Midfielder
30Robert Mahon Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 3)
0 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 18)
1 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemian FC

(Series 9)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v St. Patrick's Athletic


Richmond Park
Emmet Road, Kilmainham C ED, Dublin, Dublin 8, Leinster, D08 VK72, 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.