Poor Bohemians swept aside by Derry at Dalymount Park
Keith Long’s struggled in their opening game of the season as Derry ran riot
Derry’s Lukas Schubert celebrates scoring a goal against Bohemians at Dalymount Park. Photo: Tom Beary/Inpho
Nathan Boyle scored twice off the bench as Derry City simply had too much for a ragged Bohemians at Dalymount Park.
Bohemians found themselves behind to a livelier Derry inside 14 minutes.
Bohs’ skipper Derek Pender’s overhit back pass was hacked off the line by the retreating Supple. But the clearance ran straight to substitute Boyle, on for the injured Patterson, who drilled low to the net.
Five minutes into the second half Bohs were further behind.
Dinny Corcoran had just headed over following a corner at the other end as Derry broke quickly with Boyle racing in from the right to shoot between the legs of Supple for a confidently taken strike.
Bohs hit back on 55 minutes. Paddy Kavanagh’s deflected ball in from m the right found Corcoran whose side foot volley beat Doherty.
Derry, though, sealed their win from another fine counterattack on 64 minutes.
Bohemians: Supple; Pender, Byrne, Brennan, Fitzgerald; Kavanagh, Poynton, Morris, Ward (Simon, 61), Doyle (Gannon, 78); Corcoran.
Derry City: G. Doherty; McDermott, McBride, Jarvis, B. Doherty (Whiteside, 68); Low, McEneff; Daniels (Schubert, 64), McNamee, Curtis; Patterson (Boyle, 28).
Referee: Paul McLaughlin (Donegal).