Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bohs escape with a point

Teenager Christopher Forrester's first senior goal earned Bohemians a point that prevented Bray Wanderers going back up to second place in the Airtricity League Premier Division.

With the match into the third minute of stoppage time at Dalymount Park, 18-year-old picked up the loose ball and rifled a low 20-yard drive that Matt Gregg was unable to keep out.

Wanderers had looked set for all three points thanks to John Mulroy's first league goal in ten months in the 49th minute.

Chris O'Connor kept out Jake Kelly's effort but Mulroy bundled in the rebound from 10 yards.

The result also meant that the Wicklow side are still unbeaten on
their travels in five games in 2011.

The Seasiders took a 49th minute lead through Mulroy's first strike since July 2010.

Dave Webster launched a long throw into the box which was only headed to Jake Kelly on the edge of the penalty area.

He drilled a low shot which Chris O'Connor blocked with his knees.

The ball rebound to John Mulroy whose scuffed shot bobbled through a crowd of players and past the stranded Australian keeper.

It nearly got worse for the Dubliners in the 53rd minute.

Conor Murphy pounced on Ollie Cahill's poor pass back. But the Republic of Ireland Under-19 striker opted to try and set up Mulroy instead of shooing, with Aidan Price clearing the danger.

Bohemians fans saw Robert Bayly's 25-yard shot beat Matt Gregg but strike the crossbar.

They went close again in the 87th minute.

From Killian Brennan's free, Gregg made a reaction stop to deny sub Forrester.

Anto Flood's follow-up seemed goalbound only for Chris Shields to make a vital goal-line clearance.

Bohs were again denied by the woodwork in the 90th minute. Aidan Price rose above Gregg to meet Brennan's corner. But his header clipped the bar.