Bohemians claim Dublin derby bragging rights

Bohemians came out on top in the first Dublin derby of the season after coming from behind to beat Shamrock Rovers 3-1 at a sold out Dalymount Park.

The visitors took the lead with Ronan Finn who was the quickest to react to Graham Burkes overhead kick which came off the post. Neither team dominated the game as a whole, but the 3600 fans made up for the poor football on the pitch by creating a wonderful and electric atmosphere.

Rovers kept their 1-0 lead intact into halftime, but it was to all change in the second half. It took Bohemians until the 73rd minute to get an equaliser as Dan Casey headed the ball home from a corner.

Bohemians were in the lead 8 minutes later as Oscar Brennan and Keith Ward helped the ball on into Paddy Kavanagh’s path who struck it hard into the back of the net. The night was rounded off as Dan Cases headed in his second and Bohemians third of the game. Casey looped the header over the Rovers keeper who came off his line.

Rovers debutant Dan Carr came on to nearly great effect but was too little too late as the hosts held out for the bragging rights in Dublin.

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