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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 20 April 2021

Bohs ended up with a defender in goal as they lost an eight-goal thriller in Galway

Eight goals, three penalties and a goalkeeper sent off.

Enda Curran netted a brace for the Tribesmen.
Enda Curran netted a brace for the Tribesmen.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Galway United 5

Bohemians 3

IT HAD EVERYTHING: great goals, three penalties and a red card were all part of the drama at Eamonn Deacy Park as Galway United disposed of Bohemians in style to move up the Airtricity League Premier Division table.

Enda Curran netted twice for the hosts from the spot as Jake Keegan, Padraig Cunningham and Ryan Connolly also got in on the act to stun Keith Long’s men on the banks of the Corrib.

In the opening half, Jake Keegan’s looping early header gave United a brief lead, before Patrick Kavanagh’s cracker levelled the game for the Gypsies.

Kevin Garcia was then fouled in the box by Anto Murphy for the first penalty of the night which Curran dispatched, before Cunningham then made it 3-1 when he poked the ball off Derek Prendergast and finished in style.

Just as half-time approached, Bohs won a penalty of their own when Ryan Connolly’s clumsy challenge on Roberto Lopes led to Dean Kelly making no mistake from 12 yards to make it 3-2 at the break.

After a cagey second-half, late drama unfolded when Connolly superbly scored Galway’s fourth before Adam Evans made it 4-3 on a swift counter.

In the final minute Bohs keeper Dean Delany was sent off for upending Cunningham in the box as Curran smashed his second of the night past makeshift Gypsies keeper Anto Murphy to seal the points.

Galway United: Conor Gleeson; Colm Horgan, Paul Sinnott, Stephen Walsh, Cormac Raftery; Jake Keegan, David O’Leary, Ryan Connolly, Kevin Garcia (Gary Shanahan, 72); Enda Curran, Padraic Cunningham.

Bohemians: Dean Delany; Lorcan Fitzgerald, Derek Prendergast (Dave Mulcahy, 55), Anto Murphy, Dylan Hayes; Keith Buckley, Roberto Lopes, Robbie Creevy (Jason Byrne, 59), Patrick Kavanagh; Dean Kelly (Marc Griffin, 71), Adam Evans.

Referee: Anthony Buttimer (Cork).

Man-of-the-match: Padraic Cunningham.

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