Ciaran Kilduff was the hero as he came off the bench to snatch all three points in a high quality game at Dalymount Park this evening.
From the off reigning champions Dundalk FC looked comfortable on the ball but Keith Longs troops didn’t make life easy one bit, with an energetic high pressing game that really got the home crowd on their feet applauding every tackle and interception.
A very even first half came to a close with neither keeper being worked but plenty of endeavor on either side in a battle to gain the upper hand. The home side had arguably the better openings, following their high pressing game, winning the ball back but both Dinny Corcoran and Keith Ward guilty of passing when the shot was on.
Dylan Connolly, following his big money move from Bray Wanderers and having made just one first team appearance for tonight’s opposition, quickly settled into a rhythm with his new teammates. Looking quick and strong down the left wing.
Having nullified any threat from Dundalk, Bohs introduced Izzy Akinade, to a rapturous applause. And from the right wing, caused trouble with his pace and direct running.
The best chance of the game came when Shane Supple made an outstanding save to deny Vemmelund from an outswinging corner. The big centre half, who put in a classy performance all evening, rose highest in a packed box but his downward header was spectacularly tipped away by the Bohs number one.
Dundalk snatched a late winner when subs, Michael Duffy and Ciaran Kilduff combined to take all three points from the heartbroken Phibsboro faithful. Duffy stood up a beautiful floated cross for the big striker to head down into the bottom corner. Kilduff did brilliantly well to generate power behind the dinked cross and continue their winning run to five in a row and yet to concede in the process.
Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Derek Pender, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Rob Cornwall, Philip Gannon, Dinny Corcoran, Keith Ward, Paddy Kavanagh, Fuad Sule, Ian Morris, Warren O’Hora
Subs: Kian Clarke, Stephen Donnelly, Kaleem Simon, Eoghan Morgan, Dean Casey, Izzy Akinade, Dylan Hayes
Dundalk FC: Gary Rogers, Sean Gannon, Brian Gartland, Chris Shields, John Mountney, David McMillan, Patrick McElelney, Dane Massey, Robbie Benson, Niclas Vemmelund, Dylan Connolly
Subs: Gabriel Sava, Paddy Barrett, Michael Duffy, Jamie McGrath, Sean Hoare, Ciaran Kilduff, Thomas Stewart