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Ex-Hoops striker comes back to haunt his old club as Bohs claim derby bragging rights

Substitute Dean Kelly wrapped up another superb win for Keith Long’s men at Dalymount Park tonight.

Dean Kelly Bohs hero Dean Kelly. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Bohemians 3
Shamrock Rovers 1 

SUBSTITUTE DEAN KELLY scored two late goals as Bohemians staged a dramatic comeback at home to Shamrock Rovers tonight.

The former Hoops striker was sprung from the bench with 18 minutes remaining and bagged himself a brace after Gypsies defender Derek Prendergast had cancelled out Kieran Marty Waters’ ninth minute opener.

Bohs supporters Bohs fans unveil a ban with lyrics from Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You'. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Waters gave the visitors the perfect start when he latched onto Gary McCabe’s free-kick to drill his shot beyond Dean Delaney. That was his second goal this week after he found the back of the net in the 4-1 win over Derry City on Monday night.

Bohs centre-half Prendergast levelled terms in the 76 minute, connecting perfectly with a Lorcan Fitzgerald corner to power his head in off the crossbar.

Kelly, who missed his sisters’ wedding dinner for the match, then glanced home another Fitzgerald set-piece delivery, before finishing with the simplest of tap-ins in additional time after great work from Ismahil Akinade to close down Hyland.

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BOHEMIAN: Dean Delany, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Roberto Lopes (c), Derek Prendergast, Karl Moore, Keith Buckley (Kealon Dillon 85′), Anto Murphy, Adam Evans, Ismahil Akinade, Dave Mulcahy, Jake Hyland (Dean Kelly 72′).

SHAMROCK ROVERS: Craig Hyland, Simon Madden, Conor Kenna (Tim Clancy 46′), David Webster, Luke Byrne, Pat Cregg, Gary McCabe, Stephen McPhail, Brandon Miele (Ryan Brennan 81′), Gareth McCaffrey (Gavin Brennan 70′), Kieran Marty Waters.

Man of the match: Dave Mulcahy

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