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Bohs take advantage of a poor Limerick performance

Harry Coyne

Bohs picked up a surprise win in Limerick on Monday night. The visitors were the better team in the opening stages taking control of possession and spreading the ball nicely. Limerick had the first chance of the game though, a quick counter attack from Chedozie Ogbene, his cross found the feet of Ian Turner who struck his shot over the bar.

Bohs then had a few chances of their own, a dangerous cross from Derek Pender was just cleared by Shaun Kelly and Jamie Doyle pulled his shot wide from close range. The biggest chance of the first half though fell to Dinny Corcoran. A sloppy passback from Shane Duggan fell to his feet but he could only hit his chance wide.

Limerick slowly built into the game and a big chance fell to Shane Duggan when the ball teed up nicely for him his superb volley was magnificently saved by Shane Supple. Limerick then had shouts for a penalty, Rodrigo Tosi was pulled to the ground after a great touch but the referee waved away the protests.

Limerick dominated at the start of the second half but it was bohs who took the lead. Miscommunication in the bohs half between Tosi and Duggan found the ball at the feet of Keith Ward. He played a ball into the box which was sliced into the feet of Paddy Kavanagh, he dragged it back and Dinny Corcoran was there to rocket the ball into the top corner to the joy of the Bohs travelling support.

Limerick should have gotten an equaliser. Great play from Ian Turner down the right wing, he crossed it into the box to an open Rodrigo Tosi but he headed into the ground and Shane Supple easily saved. Shane Duggan then had a chance after a great pass from Chris Mulhall but the excellent Shane Supple closed down the angle and made a crucial save.

Bohs were threatening on the break all night and almost got a second. Good play from Jamie Doyle resulted in him being taken down. The resulting free kick was hit narrowly over the bar from loanee George Poynton. Bohs then proceeded to close the game out using Dinny Corcoran as an outlet to send long balls to. Neither side got another breakthrough and the game finished 1-0 to Bohs on a poor night for Limerick FC .

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