Ward penalty rescues point for Bohs
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KEITH Ward’s 32nd minute penalty saw Bohs earn a 1-1 draw against Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds last Monday night. ROVERS came into this game on the back of their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of champions Dundalk, and were hoping to see some kind of a response.
The man tipped to be the club’s next manager, Liam Buckley, was in the stands watching on.
He will have been pleasantly surprised with Rovers’ start to the game, with Drennan hitting the back of the net with just three minutes played, as he spotted the Bohs netminder Colin McCabe slightly unbalanced off his line.
Keith Long’s side were awarded a penalty on 32 minutes when the high boot of Kyle Callan McFadden was too close to the head of Dinny Corcoran for referee Paul McLaughlin’s liking.
Keith Ward’s powerful penalty gave Ed McGinty no chance, although he did go the right way.
Kilkenny native Drennan almost gave his side the lead again just before half-time, but his volley was well saved by McCabe in the Bohs goal.
The Bit O’Red were appealing for a penalty when Liam Kerrigan went down in the box, but again referee McLaughlin was not interested.
SLIGO Rovers: Ed McGinty; Kyle Callan McFadden, Seamus Sharkey, John Mahon, Patrick McClean; Jack Keaney, Lee J Lynch, David Cawley (Caolan McAleer, 63), Rhys McCabe; Liam Kerrigan (Darren Collins, 75), Mikey Drennan. BOHEMIAN: Colin McCabe; Dan Casey, Rob Cornwall, Ian Morris, Robbie McCourt; Danny Grant, JJ Lunney, Oscar Brennan, Keith Ward (Kevin Devaney, 67) Eoghan Stokes; Dinny Corcoran (Christian Magerusan, 84) REFEREE: Paul McLaughlin.
Patrick McClean makes a clearance. Pic: Donal Hackett.