Bohs beat rivals St.Pats and Sligo Rovers stun Dundalk

Bohs Beat Rivals St.pats And Sligo Rovers Stun Dundalk Bohs Beat Rivals St.pats And Sligo Rovers Stun Dundalk
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Kenneth Fox
Bohemians have narrowed Shamrock Rovers' lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division table to just two points.

First-half goals from Anthony Breslin and Andre Wright saw Keith Long's side beat St. Pat's 2-0 at Dalymount Park this afternoon.

This result means the Gypsies keep their 100 per cent record since soccer's resumption last month.

The first goal came 18 minutes in when left back Anthony Breslin blasted a cross into the box. With the aid of the wind though it ended up going over the head of the keeper.

The second goal came from a corner as striker Andre Wright headed past the keeper from inside the box.

The win means Bohs are now just two points off leaders Shamrock Rovers at the top of the table after the Hoops dropped points against Shelbourne on Friday night.

The sides will meet at Tallaght Stadium next month in what could be a winner takes all occasion.

In the other League of Ireland game, Sligo Rovers stunned Dundalk at the Showgrounds with a 3-1 win.

Things seem to be going from bad to worse at Dundalk. Defeat here for the Louth outfit now leaves them third in the table, seven points behind 2nd placed Bohemians.

Vinny Perth left his role as Lilywhites manager during the week following defeat in the first round of the Champions League qualifier.

Sligo Rovers took the lead in the first half with a free kick from left back Regan Donelon. Dundalk had a chance to get back in the game with a penalty after 35 minutes but Rovers keeper Ed McGinty kept it at 1-0.

The home team scored again in the second half after some nice interplay between Cawley and Coughlan, as South African striker Ryan De Vries slotted home to make it 2-0.

It wasn't long before it was 3-0 as with 64 minutes gone, striker Junior Chukwuemeka Ogedi-Uzokwe scored a header from a free kick to seal the win.

A late penalty from Dundalk made it 3-1 but the game was essentially over at that point.

The win leaves Sligo Rovers eight in the league table, nine points behind Shelbourne.

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