Bohemians bounced back from defeat to Derry City to claim local bragging rights over rivals Shelbourne with a 2-0 win at Dalymount Park. Dundalk hit four against Finn Harps as they moved level on points with leaders Shamrock Rovers who play on Satur
Bohemians bounced back from defeat to Derry City to claim local bragging rights over rivals Shelbourne with a 2-0 win at Dalymount Park.
Dundalk hit four against Finn Harps as they moved level on points with leaders Shamrock Rovers who play on Saturday evening.
Shane Griffin’s stunning strike stole it at the death for Waterford against Derry City and Billy King netted the only goal of the game in St. Patrick’s Athletic’s win over Cork City.
Bohemians 2-0 Shelbourne
Two second half goals from Andre Wright and Danny Mandroiu were enough to give Keith Long’s Bohs the win in the Northside Dublin Derby.
In an even first half, that presented few chances, the home side had to wait until the 53 minutes to break the deadlock.
A cross field ball from Danny Grant was headed back across goal by Kris Twardek for Wright to head home from six-yards out.
Nine minutes later Bohemians got a second. Twardek was involved again, crossing for Mandroiu whose floated ball towards the back post seemed to cross the line before Danny Grant could get a touch.
Shelbourne had chances through Ciaran Kilduff and Ryan Brennan but couldn't find the elusive goal.
Result: Bohemians 2-0 Shelbourne – (Wright 53’, Mandroiu 62')
Finn Harps 0-4 Dundalk
Dundalk were looking to get back to winning ways after their 3-2 loss to Shamrock Rovers last weekend.
And they made the perfect start after three minutes when Pat Hoban put them ahead at Finn Park. It was 2-0 in the 37th minute when Michael Duffy reacted first to tap home from Daniel Kelly’s effort that struck the cross bar.
Hoban got his second of the game in the 52nd minute when Mak McGinley could only parry an effort to the Dundalk forward to finish.
Gary Sloggett rounded off a perfect evening for Vinny Perth’s men when he scored his first goal for the club late on.
Result: Finn Harps 0-4 Dundalk – (Hoban 3’, 57’ Duffy 37’, Sloggett 83’)
Waterford 2-1 Derry City
The Blues left it late at the RSC to record an excellent victory over Derry City.
Declan Devine’s side were coming into the game in confident mood following a 2-0 win over Bohemians last week and they led in the 32nd minute through Stephen Mallon.
However, before the stroke of half-time, a fierce left-footed effort from Sam Bone from 20 yards beat Peter Cherrie and found the top corner.
With the game deep into second-half injury time - and seemingly ending in a draw - Shane Griffin left fly from 35 yards to seal the win with a goal even more spectacular than his team mate’s.
The result meant Alan Reynold’s side more above the Candystripes in the Premier Division table.
Result: Waterford 2-1 Derry City – (Bone 44’, Griffin 90’. Mallon 32’)
St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 Cork City
Billy King netted the only goal of the game in a tight contest at Richmond Park against a struggling Cork City.
The goal came in the second half when King showed excellent control before applying a cool side-foot finish past Mark McNulty.
The win came as great relief to the St. Pat’s faithful who have had to wait since August for a win in Inchicore.
For Cork City it’s four defeats out of five for the season and a win for Sligo Rovers over Shamrock Rovers could see Neale Fenn's side finish the weekend bottom of the league.
Result: St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 Cork City – (Billy King 56’)