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Dublin: 11°C Wednesday 14 April 2021

Galway seal important victory at Bohs' expense

A 22-year-old Swedish defender of Bosnian heritage scored his first goal for the club.

Galway’s Armin Aganovic was on target (file pic).
Galway’s Armin Aganovic was on target (file pic).
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Galway United 2
Bohemians 0

ARMIN AGANOVIC SCORED his first goal for Galway United as they grabbed an important win at home to Bohemians in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

The 22-year-old Swedish defender of Bosnian heritage scored just after the hour mark after the sides were tied 0-0 at half-time and Kevin Devaney scored the second late on.

Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple was the star performer prior to that, and the former Ipswich Town goalkeeper had kept his side in it before the goals flew in.

Galway had lost four of their last five league outings, but they already matched last season’s points total despite their poor run of form.

Jose Garcia was the only player unavailable through injury and with Ismahil Akinade still out, Galway had a great chance to make an impression.

Captain Derek Pender did make his return, however, it was Galway who dominated the opening half and Bohemians goalkeeper Supple kept them in the game.

He made three one-on-one saves to deny Enda Curran twice, and Ryan Connolly as he kept his clean-sheet in the first-half. Bohemians only had one opportunity from Kurtis Byrne, but Galway goalkeeper Sam Ramsbottom saved well.

Bohemians had won three of their last five games in the league and they looked dangerous going forward. But they could not control the ball in midfield and their defence looked shaky, and after the game opened up following Aganovic’s 66th-minute opener, Devaney sealed the win in the 82nd minute.

GALWAY UNITED: Sam Ramsbottom; Colm Horgan, Armin Aganovic, Stephen Folan, Marc Ludden; Gary Shanahan, Alex Byrne, Paul Sinnott, Kevin Devaney (Conor Melody, 94); Ryan Connolly; Enda Curran (Vinny Faherty, 80).

BOHEMIANS: Shane Supple; Dylan Hayes, Dan Byrne, Stephen Best, Derek Pender (Mark Quigley, 80); Keith Buckley, Eoin Wearen, Roberto Lopes, Paddy Kavanagh; Dean O’Halloran (Jake Kelly, 74), Kurtis Byrne.

Referee: Rob Harvey (Dublin).

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