Limerick snatch all three points against 10 man Bohs in a hotly contested clash at Dalymount

Darryl Geraghty

The Gypsies hosted Limerick in a mid table collision, with a massive three points on offer, as both sides look to pull away from the dreaded relegation zone and it was the travelling supporters who went home happiest. Goals from Tosi and a Dan Byrne O.G gave Limerick a hard fought 2-1 win with Georgie Poynton getting one for the hosts.

The visitors started much the brighter side and looked more dangerous on the attack with Rodrigo Tosi up top and Chiedozie Ogbene from the left wing causing all sorts of problems.

And it was the visitors who deservedly took the lead a quarter of an hour in. A well-floated ball into the box was flicked on by Bastien Hery and Tosi reacted quickest to loop the ball over the onrushing Shane Supple.

An end-to-end game saw Bohs equalize just after the half hour mark after some nice work down the left from Keith Ward and Lorcan Fitzgerald. Ward’s initial cross was blocked but the ball dropped kindly to his feet, and the attacking midfielder got his head up and squared the ball to Georgie Poynton who side footed home to make it 1-1.

It was very much a case of “a half of two halves” for the home side, who grew in stature and began to dominate with Ward creating havoc following a tactical switch to the left hand side, and going close himself from 25 yards.

In truth the half time whistle came at the wrong time for the Gypsies as they were in the ascendancy, but the second half was a much more even affair with both teams fully committed and having chances to nick it.

With just 10 minutes remaining the visitors snatched all three points when the unfortunate Dan Byrne turned the ball into his own net. A constant thorn in Bohs side was left winger Ogbene who gave Dylan Hayes a torrid time and the winger rose highest at the back post to nod down and centre half Byrne couldn’t sort his feet and bundled the ball over his own line.

Frustration got the better of Hayes who received a straight red for a wild lunge on Ogbene as Bohs struggled to get that elusive equalizer. But there was still time for more drama as substitute Jamie Doyle controlled a long pass past last man Shaun Kelly, the full back hauled down the winger but only received a yellow for his troubles.

Limerick saw out the last couple of minutes to grab all three points and give themselves breathing space from the drop zone.
Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Dylan Hayes, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Dan Byrne, Rob Cornwall, Dinny Corcoran, Keith Ward, Paddy Kavanagh, Oscar Brennan, Fuad Sule, Georgie Poynton

Subs: Greg Murray, Philly Gannon, Kaleem Simon, Jamie Doyle, Ian Morris, Dean Casey, Derek Pender

Limerick FC: Freddy Hall, Shaun Kelly, Robbie Williams, Lee J Lynch, Shane Duggan, Chris Mulhall, Tommy Robson, Barry Cotter, Bastien Hery, Rodrigo Tosi, Chiedozie Ogbene

Subs: Tommy Holland, Paul O’Connor, Tony Whitehead, Shane Tracy, Ian Turner, Stephen Kenny, Dean Clarke

Referee: Robert Rogers

Image Credit: RTE

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