Bohs stay top, Cork stay in touch

 

Bohemians kept their lead at the top of the eircom Premier League tonight with an impressive two one victory against Shelbourne at Tolka Park.

A goal apiece from Glen Crowe and Paul Keegan in the first half were enough to keep Bohs two points clear at the top. Richie Baker having got one back for Shelbourne on the eightieth minute.

Second placed Cork City stayed in touch the leaders despite leaving their revival late against slow starters Shamrock Rovers.

Rovers took a two goal lead through Keddy and Hunt either side of halftime before Cork found the net through a Billy Woods effort in the 57th minute.

Woods added his second eight minutes later to level the score and shift the momentum to Cork. James Mulligan's strike just a minute later condemned Rovers to their fifth defeat of the season.

Derry City were pegged back by Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds, despite the leading by three goals to one on the hour.

Despite Bray taking an early lead through Byrne on the 14th minute, a first half Hargan brace and a 57th minute strike from Kelly looked enough to put the tie out Wanderers' reach. An Eddie Gormley penalty however, on the 60th minute, breathed life back into Bray and the comeback was complete when Byrne got his second 15 minutes from time.

Meanwhile a late equaliser from Paddy Mulvihill snatched all three points from St. Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park. Pat's twice took the lead, firstly through a Sean Dillon own goal and then through a Tony Bird strike after Seamus Crowe had equalised for Longford.

In tonight's late kick off Drogheda Utd played host to the students of UCD and ran out eventual winners by the one goal from O'Connor early in the second half.