Bohemians show no mercy as they hit sorry UCD for 10
Andre Wright scores four as league’s basement side are routed at sodden Dalymount
Daniel Mandroiu scored a hat-trick for Bohemians in their 10-1 rout of UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
Bohemians 10 UCD 1
Torrential rain descended on Dalymount Park late on Friday evening but by then a deluge of goals had already broken the spirits of a young UCD side.
The Students had been on the winning side when the sides met in UCD just a month ago but they were taken apart by a clinical Bohs team on a revenge mission.
Grant had already hit the post when he landed a cross on the head of English striker Wright to glance home his first goal in Bohs colours.
Levingston doubled the lead just before half-time with a rocket from the edge of the box and Grant chipped home the third within a minute of the restart.
Mandroiu got his first direct from a free kick after Grant had been fouled on the edge of the box and within a minute Wright had raced clear to clip home his second.
Wright got his hat-trick at the second attempt after Tom Murphy had saved his penalty before Tierney scored the goal of the game with a lovely flick in off the bar.
Mandroiu added two penalties in quick succession, both conceded by keeper Murphy, to rub salt in the wounds before Wright headed home a fourth from close range.
Jason McClelland drove home a spectacular consolation goal in the final minute as Bohs leapfrog Derry City back into third place.
Bohemians: Talbot; Lyons, Cornwall (Barry 64), Barker, Leahy; Buckley, Levingston (Ward 53), Mandroiu; Grant (Tierney 58), Wade-Slater, Wright.
UCD: Murphy; Scales, McEvoy, Farrell; Akinsete, Doyle (McGrath 42), McClelland, O’Farrell, Keane; Kerrigan, Byrne (Mahdy 72).
Referee: Anthony Buttimer (Cork).