Dowling secures points


An own goal in each half helped Finn Harps overturn a 2-0 deficit against Bohemians on Saturday night, and they then stole all three points with a Davy Dowling header in the 76th minute. Derek Swan turned in a Brian Mooney cross to give Bohemians the lead in the 17th minute. Graham Lawlor made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute when he headed in another Mooney cross, but two minutes later the same player gave Harps a life line when he turned Stuart Gauld's corner into his own net.

Harps were level in the 56th minute when Maurice O'Driscoll sliced Declan Boyle's header into his own net. Then Dowling secured the points with a fine header.

Finn Harps: Byrne, McGettigan, Minnock, Boyle, Dowling, O'Brien, McGrenaghan, Johnston, Speak, Callaghan, Gauld. Subs: Cullen for McGrenaghan (75 mins), O'Kane for O'Brien (88 mins).

Bohemians: Dempsey, Mullen, Byrne , Maher, O'Driscoll, Doolin, Mooney, Lawlor, Swan , Hanrahan, Markey. Subs: McGrath for Markey (56 mins), Parkes for Swan (76 mins), Ryan for Lawlor (83 mins).

Referee: H Byrne (Dublin).