REPORT: Shamrock Rovers 1-2 Bohemians

15th November 2023

Bohemians earned a dramatic 2-1 victory in a pulsating Dublin derby at the Tallaght Stadium. It was deep into injury time when Keith Ward chased down a hopeful punt into the Rovers area. Ward’s persistence led to the ball eventually falling to left

Keith Long and his charges can celebrate an end to their losing streak as Bohemians delivered a hard fought but well merited 2-1 win over Shamrock Rovers at the Tallaght Stadium.

The home side were rocked in the 27th minute when top scorer Dinny Corcoran executed a superb backheel near the right touchline.

That sent Ismahil Akinade away and the Nigerian striker absolutely smashed the ball into the top left corner of Tomer Chencinski’s net. The Canadian had no chance. The Hoops hit back almost immediately.

Fuad Sule gave away a free kick in a dangerous position on the Bohs left. Miele clipped the ball across and when the ball rebounded, he chipped beautifully back into the box for stand-in skipper David McAlister to steer a header past Shane Supple. Bohs surged ahead after 55 minutes.

Sam Bone might have lost concentration following treatment after a clash of heads with Akinade. The Rovers defender allowed a ball to roll under his foot and into touch. Lorcan Fitzgerald took a quick throw-in to find Akinade.

The impressive Nigerian returned the compliment and set up Dinny Corcoran who found the net despite a challenge from Luke Byrne. Rovers dominated possession thereafter but lost the opportunity to move up to third place, which must have pleased watching Derry City manager Kenny Shiels.