Bohemians 3 St. Patrick's Athletic 0
SECOND-half goals from Glenn Crowe, Graham Carey and Jason Byrne gave Bohemians a convincing victory over St Pats in the Dublin derby at Dalymount Park last night and sent them back to the top of the Premier Division table.
Following Derryâs loss to Sligo 24 hours earlier, manager Pat Fenlon made just one alteration to the team that beat Galway on Tuesday, replacing Killian Brennan with Joseph Ndo, while visiting boss Jeff Kenna reacted to Tuesdayâs hammering at home by Derry with multiple personnel changes and had to deal with the shock collapse of substitute Glen Fitzpatrick due to illness in the warm up.
Fitzpatrick was rushed to hospital, with John Lester replacing him on the bench and surprisingly Pats began bright, with Andy Haranâs terrorising Bohs down the left and providing the cross from Mark Quigley to flick on to Ryan Guy, only for the American to fire over at the back post.
Bohs responded positively and Jason Gavin was on hand to deny Owen Hearyâs certain goal on the line as Rogers dropped a corner straight at the feet of the Bohs captain and he fired beyond the crowd.
Minutes later his last ditch tackle on the edge of the box denied Graham Careyâs goal bound effort following a good one two between the teenager and Jason Byrne.
The home side came flying out of the blocks in the second half and within three minutes of the restart Glenn Crowe was in the perfect position at the front post to glance Glen Croninâs cross from the right into the bottom corner and beyond the diving Rogers in goal in the 48th minute.
Pats werenât helped when Dave Partridge was sent off for an off-the-ball incident in the 60 minute and their faith was all but sealed 10 minutes later when Graham Carey slipped past Gavin down the left and drilled a fierce drive across Rogers and into the net.
Free-flowing at this stage, Bohs made it three seven minutes later when Pats failed to pick up Byrne six yards from goal and he gave Rogers no chance with his right-footed shot from Croninâs cross
BOHEMIANS: Brian Murphy; Owen Heary, Mark Rossiter (Conor Powell 53), Glen Cronin, Jason McGuinness; Brian Shelley, Graham Carey (Anto Murphy, 84) Joseph Ndo, Glen Crowe (Killian Brennan 77); Jason Byrne, Paul Keegan.
Not used: Anto Murphy, Killian Brennan, Ken Oman, Matt Cregg.
ST PATRICKS ATHLETIC: Gary Rogers; Steven Maher (Stuart Byrne 64), Damian Lynch, Ryan Guy; Darragh Ryan, Dave Partridge, Alan Cawley, Jason Gavin, Mark Quigley; Andy Haran (Jamie Harris, 64), Enda Stephens.
Not used: Brendan Clarke, John Lester, Kyle Moran.
Referee: Dave McKeown.