Bohs and Bray produce stalemate at Dalymount

Not much to write home about on this one, as Bohs and Bray shared the points in a hard fought 0-0 stalemate.

Following two massive wins on the road, against arch rivals Shamrock Rovers and Champions elect Cork City, a buzzing Dalymount Park played host to crisis club Bray Wanderers, with the expectant home supporters looking to see their third win in a week.

But it was the visitors started much the better, looking comfortable in possession, while the in-form hosts opted to go long to the front two of Izzy Akinade and Dinny Corcoran, turning over possession too often as the Wanderers defence dealt with the threat comfortably. In a first half with little or no goal mouth action the visitors looked more dangerous with Aaron Greene holding the ball up well and looking a threat with his pace.

It was very much a case of the same again as the second half progressed with a very stop start affair, but the introduction of Keith Ward and Paddy Kavanagh woke the home side up as they began to enjoy larger spells of possession from the hour mark onwards.

The home side went close through a curling right footed effort from the lively Wad, but may have been ruled out for offside. And Dan Byrne rose highest to a Fuad Sule cross, but his powerful header went just wide.

As the pressure mounted and Bohs searched for a winner, there was enough time for one final chance. Paddy Kavanagh did well to stand up a delightful cross, but Akinade, under serious pressure from two of his markers did enough to put the big man off and his header sailed just over.

A decent end to a fantastic week for the Phibsboro based outfit, who did tire towards the end, with seven points from a possible nine. As for the visitors, with Shamrock Rovers dropping points at home to Derry, they ill feel it’s a point gained in their search for Europe despite their recent off the field problems.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple, Derek Pender, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Rob Cornwall, Dan Byrne, Dinny Corcoran, Oscar Brennan, Fuad Sule, Georgie Poynton, Ismahil Akinade, Dylan Hayes

Subs: Kian Clarke, Philly Gannon, Keith Ward, Ciaran O’Connor, Eoghan Morgan, Patrick Kavanagh, Ian Morris

Bray Wanderers: Lee Steacy, John Sullivan, Conor Kenna, Keith Buckley, Ryan Brennan, Mark Salmon, Aaron Greene, Karl Moore, Tim Clancy, Darragh Noone, Jason Marks

Subs: Ryan Coulter, Derek Foran, Gary McCabe, Ger Pender, Kevin Lynch, Anthony Flood, Jake Ellis

Darryl Geraghty

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