Bohemians v Bray Wanderers - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

Following two away victories in a week, Keith Long’s Bohemians side welcomed a spiritually depleted Bray Wanderers team to Dalymount Park as the visitors looked to halt their four-match losing streak.

Bohs started the game full of confidence but it was Bray who mustered up the first chance in an uneventful opening quarter as Jason Marks’ low drive forced Shane Supple to tip the ball around the far post.

Bray had Bohs pinned back but the home side managed to win a free kick on the edge of the Bray box as Georgie Poynton was tripped by Karl Moore, but the resulting free kick from Lorcan Fitzgerald came to nothing as Bray cleared the danger.

Bray started the second half the better team and created their best chance of the game as Bohs tried to find their rhythm. Mark Salmon slipped a ball through to Keith Buckley who perfectly executed a turn which beat Fitzgerald and he had space to cross just inside the box and his cross was met by Ryan Brennan who could only fire his header at the waiting Supple.

Bohs nearly created a goal scoring chance out of a long ball from Keith Ward in behind the Wanderers defence as Tim Clancy’s weak header to goalkeeper Lee Steacy was chased down by Izzy Akinade but the Bray shot stopper managed to beat the Nigerian to the ball and the danger was cleared.

Bohs began to put pressure on the Bray back four and a cross from Fuad Sule after a half cleared corner was met bet Dano Byrne, whose powerful header whistled agonisingly past the far post as Bohs pressed for a late winner.

The Gypsies again came close from an aerial position, Patrick Kavanagh was picked out on the edge of the Bray box by Ward and Kavanagh looped a ball in for Akinade, who directed his effort over the cross bar after beating Clancy to the header.

A mountain of late pressure for the home side wasn’t enough as the two sides had to settle for a 0-0 draw which stretches Bohs’ unbeaten run to three games and the draw in Dalymount also stops the Bray rot as they pick up points for the first time in four games.

Our next game is Friday August 11th away to Finn Harps in the FAI Cup.

Bohemian FC: Shane Supple (GK), Derek Pender, Lorcan Fitzgerald (Patrick Kavanagh 67’), Rob Cornwall, Dan Byrne, Dinny Corcoran (Keith Ward 55’), Fuad Sule, Georgie Poynton (Ciaran O’Connor 77’), Ismahil Akinade, Dylan Hayes.
Substitutes: Kian Clarke (GK), Philip Gannon, Keith Ward, Ciaran O’Connor, Eoghan Morgan, Patrick Kavanagh, Ian Morris.
Bray Wanderers: Lee Steacy (GK), John Sullivan (Kevin Lynch 89’), Conor Kenna, Keith Buckley, Ryan Brennan, Mark Salmon, Aaron Greene, Karl Moore, Tim Clancy, Darragh Noone (Gary McCabe 74’), Jason Marks (Ger Pender 77’).
Substitutes: Ryan Coulter (GK), Derek Foran, Gary McCabe, Ger Pender, Kevin Lynch, Anthony Flood, Jake Ellis.
Bookings – Ismahil Akinade 41’ (Bohs), Patrick Kavanagh 73’ (Bohs) Oscar Brennan 77’ (Bohs).

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