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Preview: FINN HARPS v BOHEMIANS

SSE Airtricity League
Friday March 4 2022
Finn Park, 8pm
Live on LOITV

Ali Coote is happy with his new central role with Bohemians – even if those who have replaced him on the wings have been the centre of attention so far.

Bohs have amassed four points from their opening two games of the 2022 SSE Airtricity League season with a 2-2 draw against Dundalk last Friday and a 1-0 win against St Patrick’s Athletic on Monday.

Used mainly out wide on the right in 2021, Coote impressed in his debut season at Dalymount Park, so much so that he picked up the SSE Airtricity/SWI August Player of the Month Award following the starring role he played in Bohs’ European run.

This year so far, however, Coote has played in the central role behind the striker that was vacated by Ross Tierney following his closed season move to Motherwell.

And 23-year-old Coote is happy to be given an opportunity in a position that he feels comes more naturally to him.

The Scotsman, who lives with team-mates Liam Burt, Stephen Mallon and Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, said: “I am really enjoying the role so far. It is more my position.

“Last season, when I was playing on the right, I was more plugging a hole.

“I think I did quite well there, but I am happy to show what I can do in a different role this season.”

The role Coote himself has vacated for now has seen Kris Twardek reclaim the right-wing berth he occupied in 2020 season before he departed for stints in Poland and Czech Republic, while Burt’s absence through injury has afforded fit-again Mallon an opportunity to impress on the opposite flank.

Twardek’s performances in the opening two games have earned great plaudits, while Mallon claimed the headlines on Monday with his Dublin derby winner.

Coote said: “We all knew what Stephen was capable of. We saw it in training last season and in the few minutes he got last season.

“We are delighted he finally has a chance to show that properly now, and that he got his first goal as well. Long may that continue.

“We all know what Kris is capable of as well from his time with Bohs and the league previously. He is a really quick and physical threat, and has come into the team and has done really well so far.”

While the season is only in its infancy, the attacking performances so far bode well for the time ahead, particularly when you consider the talent of Burt and Junior are yet to come into contention.

Coote said: “You need that element of healthy competition in the squad so that in every game and training session we keep returning a high level performance.

“I think we have been good so far. We built on our performance in the first game to get a good result against St Pat’s. To be honest, we felt we could have been more clinical in that game too, so there is plenty to work on.

“The whole team is young. It will take time to get exactly where we want to be but we seem to be clicking quickly so far.

“We are fully aware that we need to keep that going, and that we need to keep on improving now, but the signs are positive so far.”

Coote and Co will look to build on their opening two outings when they make the long trip to Donegal to face Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps.

Coote added: “Finn Harps is another big challenge for us to see where we are at – we all know how tough a place it is to go, and that they have a unique direct style. We will need to be at our very best.”

TEAM NEWS

Liam Burt (groin) and Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (ankle) remain unavailable.

Bohemians v Dundalk - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

PREMIER PROPERTY GROUP ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SHIRT SPONSOR OF BOHEMIANS WNL TEAM

Premier Property Group and Bohemian FC are proud to announce the start of a new partnership ahead of the 2022 season.

The new agreement will see Premier Property Group increase its involvement with Bohemian FC, which began in 2021 as a sector partner of the women’s national league team, to now become the main shirt partner.

Premier Property Group Managing Director John Powell said: “I am delighted to strengthen our relationship with Bohemians by becoming the main shirt partner of the women’s team.

“Bohemian FC, as one of Ireland’s most famous football clubs, are leading the way in their supports and promotion of the female game, and this is something we also feel strongly about.

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Bohemian FC WNL Premier Property Group Sponsorship

Highlights: Bohemians 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 0

Stephen Mallon’s first Bohemians goal was enough to seal all three points in a highly entertaining Dublin derby at Dalymount Park. Colm McDonnell and Dave Scully were on commentary.

Match report: Bohemians 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 0

Bohemians went some way towards avenging last season’s FAI Cup final defeat with a well-earned three points at home to St Patrick’s Athletic in front of a bumper crowd at Dalymount Park.

Stephen Mallon’s brilliantly-taken second-half goal was enough to earn victory in another high quality and, at times, feisty affair.

Both teams came flying out of the traps and it was the visitors who thought they made the dream start when Tunde Owalabi smashed home with just three minutes played, only to see the assistants flag raised.

The game was played at blistering pace with Kris Twardek a constant threat down the right wing, and had a snap-shot at the near post well saved just moments later.

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Both sides continued to exchange chances as the half progressed, and Joseph Anang was called into action on a couple of occasions saving smartly from skipper Tyreke Wilson’s curled free-kick and denying Mallon at point-blank range as the winger looked set to open his Bohs account, following a swift move involving Ali Coote and Promise Omochere.

Anang, again, showed incredible reflexes to save a deflected Twardek cross from the right to ensure both teams went level at the break.

Bohs signalled their intent from the restart with Jordan Doherty, who brought an outstanding balance to the Gypsies midfield, having a go from distance right from the off.

The hosts broke the deadlock just four minutes in, and a nice finish it was too. Wing-wizard Mallon showed excellent close control and strength to hold off Jack Scott, who initially misjudged a high ball, and the left winger hammered home with his left from just inside the area.

As the half wore on, it was the Saints who dominated possession, introducing both Darragh Burns and Billy King from the bench in search of an equaliser but were met with a strong Bohs rearguard.

The hosts sat deep, in relative comfort and restricted the disjointed Pat’s attack, who just failed to click on the night. James Talbot was rarely tested but substitute Burns dragged a shot just wide in the dying embers.

The Gypsies continued to look dangerous on the break with the relentless Twardek causing chaos on both flanks, while Promise Omochere moved out left.
Ryan Cassidy, on for his debut, also showed some good movement following his introduction and showed the plethora of attacking options Bohs fans will look to enjoy this season.

Bohs held firm for a hard-fought and deserved win, making it four points from a possible six in their opening two games and inflicting the second defeat in quick succession for a very frustrated St Pat’s side.

Bohemian FC: James Talbot, Rory Feely, Grant Horton, James Finnerty, Tyreke Wilson, Dawson Devoy, Jordan Doherty (Ciaran Kelly 88), Kris Twardek, Ali Coote (Ryan Cassidy 79), Stephen Mallon (Jordan Flores 61) Promise Omochere. Subs not used: Tadhg Ryan, Max Murphy, Conor Levingston, JJ McKiernan, Sam Packham, Jamie Mullins.

St Patrick’s Athletic: Joseph Anang, Jack Scott (James Abankwah 76) Joe Redmond, Tom Grivosti, Jamie Lennon (Adam O’Reilly 76), Chris Forrester, Eoin Doyle, Jason McClelland (Billy King 66) Mark Doyle, Anto Breslin, Tunde Owolabi (Darragh Burns 56).Subs not used: Josh Keeley, Ian Bermingham, Ben McCormack, Sam Curtis, Adam Murphy.

Referee: Neil Doyle.

 

Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

Post-match v St Patrick’s Athletic: Stephen Mallon

Match report: Bohemians 2 Dundalk 2

Bohemians finally got their season underway in an enthralling draw with Dundalk.

Having twice taken the lead through debutant and ex-Lilywhite Jordan Flores and Promise Omochere, the Gypsies let slip their advantage on both occasions as Pat Hoban and Steven Bradley conjured up equalisers.

It has been a long 89 days since the Bohemians faithful saw their heroes kick a competitive ball and, having seen last week’s encounter with Sligo Rovers called off, the excitement and anticipation from players and fans alike was a joy to behold

As has become the norm, there was a high turnover over playing staff, but plenty for the home fans to be positive about with the return of cult hero Kris Twardek and big name signings like Flores and Junior.

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The visitors had played out an extremely entertaining 2-2 draw with big-spending Derry City, and came into the game with a new look squad of their own including returning Bohs hero, Keith Ward, who was given a warm reception upon his arrival.

The game was a rip-roaring, full-blooded battle for the 90 minutes and the hosts took a deserved lead just before the half-hour mark.

Ali Coote’s whipped corner from the left was nodded home by Flores, who was not shy in celebrating his debut goal in front of his former employers.

But the visitors hit back immediately through a Pat Hoban header from a set piece of their own.

As half-time approached, Bohs got their noses in front again and it was a moment of the highest quality from Bohs front man Omochere. The excellent Twardek burst down the right wing and delivered a low cross that was fantastically turned home with a clever backheeled finish.

The second half continued at an outrageous pace as Bohs looked to add to their lead. But with 10 minutes played from the restart, it was 2-2.

Ex-Bohs man Daniel Kelly floated a dangerous cross from the left wing and Bradley rose highest to head in off the post.

James Talbot was called into action a couple of times before the end to ensure Bohs got a deserved point, saving brilliantly from Bradley’s powerful strike and denying substitute David McMillan from point blank range.

A frustrating night having had the lead twice, but plenty for the fans of not just the Gypsies but the league to get excited about having seen the attacking potential of this Bohs front line.

Bohemian FC: James Talbot, Rory Feely, Grant Horton, James Finnerty, Tyreke Wilson (c), Dawson Devoy, Jordan Flores (Jordan Doherty 66), Ali Coote, Kris Twardek, Stephen Mallon (Jamie Mullins 70), Promise Omochere. Subs not used: Tadhg Ryan, Max Murphy, Ciaran Kelly, Conor Levingston, JJ McKiernan, Ryan Cassidy, Jack O’Reilly.
Dundalk FC: Nathan Shephard, Same Bone, Andy Boyle, Mark Connolly, Lewis Macari, Dan Williams (Keith Ward 53), Greg Sloggett (Paul Doyle 77), Steven Bradley, Robbie Benson, Daniel Kelly (John Martin 68), Patrick Hoban (C) (David McMillan 53). Subs not used : Peterherrie, Brian Gartland, John Martin, Keith Ward, Joe Adams, Paul Doyle, Mark Hanratty, Ryan O’Kane, David McMillan.
Referee: Paul McLaughlin.

Bohemians v Dundalk - SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

Post-match v Dundalk: Kris Twardek

Prodigal son Kris Twardek was one of the key performers on his return to Bohemians in last night’s 2-2 draw with Dundalk. Afterwards, he spoke with Colm McDonnell.

PREVIEW: BOHEMIANS v DUNDALK

SSE Airtricity League
Friday February 25 2022
Dalymount Park, 7.45pm
Live on LOITV.ie

Keith Long wants Bohemians to start as they mean to go on by making a good first impression and getting a sold-out Jodi Stand behind them from the off this evening.

Long said: “All clubs look forward to the beginning of the season every year with high hopes, great anticipation and expectations.

“We are no different as we seek to kick off our campaign with a positive performance and result at home in front of our fans.

“Dalymount is a special place to play football and it is important to try and make a good first impression, get the crowd behind us and play to our capacity.

“We know the importance of getting a good start and we hope to do that tonight with a positive display.

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“The boys have worked extremely hard throughout pre-season and are looking forward to playing competitive games. Not playing last weekend has added to boys’ eagerness to play and we cannot wait to get our season underway.

“We hope to give supporters every reason to get behind the team, we want to get them excited about coming to watch this team play, and we will be doing everything we can to produce a team that upporters can be proud of.

“That support has always meant so much to us and, at the outset of this campaign, with many new faces at the club, it is important that we get behind the boys and show them what a special club this is to play for.”

Tonight’s game sees Bohs renew acquaintances with Dundalk manager Stephen O’Donnell, who got the better of Bohs when in charge of St Pat’s in the FAI Cup final in November.

Long said: “Dundalk have undergone significant change in the off-season, recruiting plenty of quality and experience to add to their squad.

“With Stephen back at Dundalk, this time as manager, his team will provide us with different challenges but we know we will have to perform to a really high level to overcome those.”

Finally, in a difficult week when Long’s mother sadly passed away, he expressed his gratitude for the support he has received from supporters of the club and the wider football community since.

He added: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank the players, ex-players, staff, supporters, the board and the Irish football community in general for their support in what has been a difficult time for me and my family after the passing of my mam last week. Sincere thank-you to all, it meant so much to us, and provided us with great comfort.”

TEAM NEWS

Bohemians have a full squad to choose from.

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Highlights: Bohemians 2 Dundalk 2

Goals from Jordan Flores and Promise Omochere saw Bohs twice take the lead at Dalymount Park on Friday night only to be pegged back on both occasions by Dundalk.

Match preview v Dundalk: Tyreke Wilson

“We have had an extra week to prepare. We hope to set our own game plan and execute it.”

Bohs defender Tyreke Wilson spoke with Colm McDonnell ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Dundalk to Dalymount.

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