In a lightening quick start to proceedings, both teams had found the back of the net before most of the fans had taken their seats! Bohs got off to the dream start when Keith Ward smashed a right footed effort from just outside the area, only to se
In a lightening quick start to proceedings, both teams had found the back of the net before most of the fans had taken their seats!
Bohs got off to the dream start when Keith Ward smashed a right footed effort from just outside the area, only to see it cannon off the post and fall tantalisingly to the feet of Kevin Devaney to tap home.
In Ollie Horgans 200th game in charge, Harps equalised straight from the kick off before The Gypsie faithful had finished celebrating. Daniel O’Reilly rose highest at the back post from a deep cross, but again saw an effort come back off the woodwork.
Niall Logue reacted quickest at the back post to hammer home to stun the home fans. As the game settled the home side began to exert their dominance, regaining the lead just before the half hour mark.
Scott Allardice, who impressed against Cork City in the EA Sports Cup on Monday, deservedly retained his spot in the starting 11 and it was his beautifully floated ball that created the second as he picked out Mandroiu at the back post.
The Bohs attacking midfielder saw his poked effort hit the post and Ryan Swan tapped home from a yard out for his first of the season. A case of right place at the right time for all three goals!
The second half started just action packed as the first, as ex-Bohs man Raf Cretaro equalised from 25 yards out, seeing his powerful strike bounce in off the far post.
Just minutes later, Bohs made it three & four as Danny Mandroius 30 yard free kick went through the wall and Swan netted his second with a delicate lobbed volley over the on rushing Burke.
Harps Caolan McAleer received his second yellow of the night for a late challenge on Paddy Kirk. There was still time for Keith Ward to put the icing on the cake following Andy Lyons marauding run down the right.
Cowan failed to deal with the cross and the ball fell to the feet of Keith Ward who slotted home. O'Reilly smashed powered home a free kick to take the gloss off with the goal of the game.