Bohemians 2-0 Sligo Rovers

League of Ireland Premier Division leaders Bohemians scored a comprehensive 2-0 victory at Dalymount Park over a makeshift Sligo Rovers side shorn of several key players, writes Shane Murray. 
The sides were somehow scoreless at the break despite Bohs dominating possession and chances, with home goalkeeper Brian Murphy a bystander for most of the evening. 

The Gypsies finally broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute when Man of the Match Gary Deegan tapped home Anto Murphy's cross-come-shot from close range, while Jason Byrne slotted home a 72nd-minute penalty after Steve Feeney had handled in the box.

A crippling injury crisis forced Sligo Rovers into fielding a number of youngsters in the loss to Bohemians, with striker Paul Curry making his debut. Rafael Cretaro and Danny Ventre added to their growing list of casualties this week.


Bohemians: 1 Brian Murphy; 2 Owen Heary (capt), 5 Brian Shelley, 6 Ken Oman (15 Jason McGuinness 88 mins), 3 Conor Powell; 7 Anto Murphy (18 Joseph Ndo 69 mins), 8 Gary Deegan, 4 Glenn Cronin, 11 Killian Brennan; 9 Glen Crowe (12 Neale Fenn 72 mins), 10 Jason Byrne. 
Subs: 14 Mark Rossiter, 25 Matt Gregg. 

Sligo Rovers: 1 Richard Brush; 2 Brian Cash, 4 Steve Feeney, 5 Alan Keane, 3 Danny Keohane; 7 Owen Torpey, 6 Conor O'Grady (capt), 8 Christopher Kelly (12 Danny Fallon 69 mins), 11 Sean Doherty; 9 Paul Curry, 10 Owen Morrison. 
Subs: 17 Ciaran Kelly. 
Booked: Kelly 40, O'Grady 58.