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Premier Division

  • 17 May 2013
  • • 19:05
  • • Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
  • Referee: N. Doyle
  • • Attendance: 3800

Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Bohemians - Bohs strike late to share points

Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Bohemians - Bohs strike late to share points

Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

A late equaliser from Ryan McEvoy saw the Gypsies take a share of the spoils after a Ronan Finn penalty put the Hoops ahead

The second meeting between the two underperforming sides saw  Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians play out a 1-1 draw with Ryan McEvoy equalising in stoppage time, after Ronan Finn gave the Hoops the lead from the spot.

Bohemians made the trip to Tallaght Stadium for this big Dublin Derby with Shamrock Rovers, having played out a scoreless draw when they last met in Dalymount Park in March.

The first half was a scrappy enough affair with very few clear cut chances for either team. On six minutes Andy Mulligan had the first shot at the Rovers goal but saw his effort go wide. For the home side Ronan Finn was showing well in the middle of the park, looking eager for his team. Bohemians had another half chance when Kevin Devaney went down the wing and Derek Foran cleared, from the resulting throw Ryan McEvoy had a volley that went narrowly wide.

The home side’s first real chance came to Ciaran Kilduff but Dean Delany wasn’t really troubled in the visitor’s goal. Thomas Stewart had some nice interplay with Finn but shot over. Stewart then had a header but again couldn't find the target. The best chance of the half fell to Rovers with Ciarn Kilduff's header drawing a magnificent save from Delany.

Within the opening few minutes of the second half from a Bohemians’s clearance, Finn saw his good long range effort go over the bar. Trevor Croly obviously decided things needed some impetus and made his first substitution of the night replacing Billy Dennehy with Sean O’Connor. Not long after coming on, O’Connor had a low powerful shot but Delaney got down well.

Then on the 81 minutes, the Hoops were awarded a penalty for Andy Mulligan's infirngement, with Ronan Finn stepping up to Delany with a shot low to the right. However Bohemians never gave up, and Ryan McEvoy scored for the Gypsies in stoppage time, much to the delight of their fans.

The draw leaves both teams pretty much as they were prior to this game with Rovers recording their ninth draw of the campaign. Next Rovers will meet struggling Shelbourne and Bohemians take on St Pat's at home.