Adam Evans helps make it three on the trot for Bohemians

Bohemians stay top of Airtricity Premier Division with win over Bray Wanderers

Bohemians captain Derek Pender: his side remains top of the table on goal difference ahead of Tuesday night’s visit of champions Dundalk to Dalymount Park

Bohemians captain Derek Pender: his side remains top of the table on goal difference ahead of Tuesday night’s visit of champions Dundalk to Dalymount Park

 

Bray Wanderers 0 Bohemians 1

A second goal of the season for Adam Evans was more than sufficient to make it three wins from three for a dominant Bohemians at the Carlisle Grounds.

Keith Long’s Gypsies thus remain top of the table on goal difference ahead of Tuesday night’s visit of champions Dundalk to Dalymount Park.

Fielding an unchanged side for the third match running, Bohemians didn’t lack for confidence from the start with winger Evans having two early sights of goal which came to nothing.

Central defender Derek Prendergast had a goal disallowed for offside before the impressive visitors were inches from taking the lead on the half hour.

Captain Derek Pender’s ball in from the right was set up by Dean Kelly for Kealan Dillon. The midfielder’s half volley shaved the outside of a post.

Striker Kelly should have done better than plant a free header wide from Evans’ cross a minute before the interval.

It remained one-way traffic after the break as Lorcan Fitzgerald worked Stephen McGuinness in the Bray goal from distance four minutes in. A minute later Prendergast had a header cleared off the line by Bray skipper Alan McNally.

The home side finally got their first sight of goal on 53 minutes. Dave Scully’s flick put Chris Lyons in. The little striker couldn’t finish, however, as he shot into the side netting.

Bohemians remained well on top and got their fully deserved reward on 70 minutes. Buckley’s low cross ran through to the back post where Evans arrived to sidefoot the ball home.

BRAY WANDERERS: McGuinness; Barker, McNally, O’Reilly, Memery; Scully, McEvoy (Onwubiko, 83), Kelly, Gallagher, McGlynn (Hanlon, h/t); Lyons (Durrad, 69).
BOHEMIANS: Delany; Pender, Prendergast, A. Murphy, Fitzgerald; Kavanagh, Lopes, Dillon (Creevy, 59), Evans (Moore, 90+2); Buckley, Kelly (Griffin, 79).
Referee: Rob Rogers (Dublin).

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.