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Premier Division

  • 24 May 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Dalymount Park, Dublin
  • Referee: A. Kelly
  • • Attendance: 1878

Bohemians 0-2 St Patrick's Athletic - Goals from Fagan and Brennan send Saints top

Bohemians 0-2 St Patrick's Athletic - Goals from Fagan and Brennan send Saints top

David Maher

Liam Buckley's men go top of the Airtricity Premier Division thanks to Sligo's scoreless draw in Limerick

A well taken goal by Christy Fagan and a Killian Brennan penalty gave St Patrick's Athletic all three points in a 2-0 victory over struggling Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

Both teams had a number of half chances in the early stages of the first half, but it was Liam Buckley's men who opened the scoring after 25 minutes. John Russell latched onto a long ball from Saints' keeper Brendan Clarke. His defence splitting pass found Christy Fagan, who calmly slotted the ball through Dean Delany's legs.

Minutes later the away side doubled their lead. Bohs captain Derek Pender was adjudged to have handled an Ian Bermingham cross. Referee Alan Kelly pointed to the spot and Killian Brennan drilled the resulting penalty into the roof of the net.

Aaron Callaghan's men began to come into the game in the second half. They committed more and more men forward and had a penalty appeal of their own waved away after what looked like handball. The increase in pressure from the home side gave Pat's the opportunity to hit Bohs on the break.

Fagan spurned a couple of decent chances, while Killian Brennan saw his in-swinging corner come back off the far post. Conan Byrne also saw his sublime chip from the edge of the area tipped just over the bar by Delany in the closing minutes of the tie.

The win sees Pat's leapfrog Sligo into first position, while Bohs will need to start picking up more points from their home games if they're to steer clear of the relegation battle.