Bohemians rise to second after victory over UCD
Bohemians 3 UCD 0
Bohemians moved back up to second in the Premier Division with a commanding win over UCD at Dalymount Park.
Buoyed by their comeback victory at the expense of Cork City last Monday, it was UCD who applied the early pressure. After Richie O’Farrell headed a Gary O’Neill corner against the bar, Gypsies netminder James Talbot produced a superb save from Yoyo Mahdy on 25 minutes.
Having weathered this initial storm, Keith Long’s hosts eventually opened the scoring just shy of the interval. Following Mark Dignam’s foul on Bohs winger Danny Grant, Dinny Corcoran coolly dispatched a 43rd-minute penalty.
UCD could consider themselves unfortunate to be trailing their Dublin rivals, they were ruthlessly exposed on the resumption. Grant picked out an unmarked Conor Levingston in the 51st minute and the industrious midfielder fired home in clinical fashion.
Four minutes later, Danny Mandroiu’s long-range shot crashed off the woodwork, but Grant tucked away the rebound to put the game beyond doubt.
BOHEMIANS – Talbot; Lyons, Finnerty, Barry, Leahy; Buckley (McCourt 76), Levingston; Grant (Reghba 73), Mandroiu, Devaney (Graydon 69); Corcoran.
UCD – Kearns; Tobin, Scales, Collins, Dignam (Davis 64); Farrugia, Doyle, O’Neill, O’Farrell, McClelland (Molloy 64); Mahdy (McDonald 64).
REF – P Tuite (Dublin).