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Dublin: 11°C Monday 19 April 2021

LOI wrap: Dundalk denied by Bohemians, Rovers and Derry ends in stalemate

Meanwhile, Drogheda and UCD drew 1-1.

Bohs Neil Yadolahi celebrates scoring the equalizer in the last minute.
Bohs Neil Yadolahi celebrates scoring the equalizer in the last minute.

A LATE NEIL Yadolahi goal denied second place Dundalk a victory against Bohemians at Dalymount Park tonight, as the game finished 1-1.

The visitors led for the most of the game, after Dane Massey opened the scoring on 18 minutes, heading powerfully past Dean Delany from a John Sullivan cross.

Dundalk could have made the victory safe in the final 15 minutes, but Stephen O’Donnell blazed his spot kick over the bar.

They were then made to pay in stoppage time, as Yadolahi dramatically headed home from a corner.

Elsewhere, Shamrock Rovers drew 0-0 with Derry City at the Brandywell today.

The hosts were on top for much of the encounter, with Michael Rafter and David McDaid among those guilty of spurning chances.

However, Ronan Finn could have won it for the visitors late on, as his powerfully struck shot forced a good save from Ger Doherty.

The result means Derry remain ahead of Trevor Croly’s side in fourth place in the league.

Finally, the game between Drogheda United and UCD at Hunky Dorys Park this evening finished 1-1.

Peter Hynes gave the hosts the lead, heading home an inch-perfect Gavin Brennan cross early on.

UCD then responded with what turned out to be the game’s only other goal on 33 minutes, as Robbie Benson showed good skill to get past Alan McNally before producing a composed finish.

Two matches take place tomorrow, with St Pat’s having the opportunity to win the league against Sligo and Bray Wanderers taking on Limerick, while Cork beat Shelbourne 5-3 last night.

First Division results:

Wexford Youths 1-4 Mervue United
Salthill Devon 0-0 Finn Harps
Cobh Ramblers 2-1 Waterford United
Athlone Town 1-2 Longford Town

*It’s been confirmed that Longford Town will meet Mervue United in the promotion play-offs.

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