Dunne cancels out Crowe strike to force replay

 

Bohemians 1 St. Patrick's Athletic 1

Longford Town must wait until Wednesday evening to find out who they will play in the FAI Cup final after Bohemians and St. Patrick's Atheltic finished honours even in today's second semi-final at Dalymount Park.

Republic of Ireland international Glen Crowe roused the home fans with the game's opening goal from close range after 17 minutes.

St. Patrick's were well below par on this outing and failed to penetrate Bohemians throughout. Taking account of this, manager Eamonn Collins played his trump card with 20 minutes remaining by introducing striker Keith Dunne for defender Barry Prenderville.

The switch proved a worthy one as, with his first touch of the game, the young Pat's forward lofted the ball over Bohemians goalkeeper Shay Kelly for a dramatic 73rd minute equaliser.

Both sides had opportunities to snatch victory late in the game but Fergal Harkin and Paul Osam, for Bohemians and St. Patrick's respectively, fluffed their lines. Richmond Park, Inchicore will stage next week's replay.