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Huge three points for Bohs as Fitzgerald stunner ensures they move clear of drop zone

President Michael D. Higgins was in attendance but his beloved Galway came up short on the night.

Image: Ryan Byrne; ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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Bohemians 2

Daragh Small reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

LORCAN FITZGERALD SCORED a stunning first-half volley and Bohemians grabbed three crucial points to move clear of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Galway United at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Keith Long’s side have struggled to pick up momentum in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this season but they got the perfect boost after just five minutes when Dinny Corcoran put them in front.

He had also scored the opening goal when these sides drew 1-1 earlier this season. But Galway couldn’t find the leveller this time, instead Fitzgerald sealed the victory with a volley to give Bohemians a 2-0 half-time lead. And Ronan Murray’s second-half strike was a consolation.

The hosts fell behind after just five minutes when Lee Grace’s clearance was intercepted and Fitzgerald’s cross found Keith Ward. He set up Corcoran who made no mistake with the finish.

Dinny Corcoran Dinny Corcoran was also on the mark for the visitors. Source: Tom Beary; ©INPHO/Tom Beary/INPHO

Galway were shocked into life but a couple of Ronan Murray efforts came up short and then Bohemians scored again on the break in the 36th minute.

George Poynton delivered the cross on this occasion and Fitzgerald’s pin-point volley nestled in the bottom left corner of Conor Winn’s net.

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It was 2-0 at half-time and it looked like Bohemians would just ease to victory but Murray got the goal he deserved and it was another brilliant effort from a free-kick.

Galway were right in contention and Murray was outstanding as they went in search of the equaliser but it didn’t come.

Galway United: Conor Winn; Colm Horgan, Lee Grace, Stephen Folan, Marc Ludden; Gary Shanahan (Jesse Devers 85), Gavan Holohan, David Cawley, Kevin Devaney; Ronan Murray, Vinny Faherty (Padraic Cunningham 79).

Bohemians: Shane Supple; Derek Pender, Rob Cornwall, Dan Byrne, Lorcan Fitzgerald (Kaleem Simon 68); Ian Morris, Oscar Brennan, Fuad Sule (Philip Gannon 74), George Poynton, Keith Ward (Dean Casey 81); Dinny Corcoran.

Referee: Ben Connolly (Dublin). 

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