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Dublin: 4°C Monday 19 April 2021

Honours even between Sligo Rovers and Bohemians

The teams took a share of the spoils tonight at the Showgrounds.

Keith Long's Bohs had to settle for a point in Sligo.
Keith Long's Bohs had to settle for a point in Sligo.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Sligo Rovers 0

Bohemians 0

OWEN HEARY’S FIRST meeting with his former side wasn’t much to write home about, as Sligo Rovers and Bohemians shared the spoils in a scoreless draw at the Showgrounds.

While it was a rather lively encounter, the two sides created very few clear-cut chances between them. The visitors had the best of the early opportunities, as both Adam Evans and Dean Kelly came agonisingly close to giving the Gypsies the lead, but their efforts were denied by the fingertips of Richard Brush and the crossbar respectively.

The hosts did come extremely close to taking the lead when former Bohs man Steven Beattie curled an effort towards goal, beating Dean Delany, only to watch it smack the crossbar.

Further chances in the second-half for the home side would follow, from Beattie and striker Morten Nielsen, but Rovers were struggling to beat Delany in goal.

Dean Kelly missed a guilt-edged opportunity to give Keith Long’s side the lead when he was played in by James O’Brien. Kelly turned quickly in the box but struck the ball straight at Brush in the Rovers goal.

It certainly wasn’t one of the most exciting encounters of the season, but perhaps both managers will be pleased that their opposite number was not allowed to get the upper hand on them.

SLIGO ROVERS: Richard Brush, Alan Keane, Gary Boylan, Stephen Folan, Jake Dykes, Sander Puri, David Cawley, John Russell, Keith Ward (Gary Armstrong, 79), Steven Beattie, Morten Nielsen.

BOHEMIANS: Dean Delany, Derek Pender, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Derek Prendergast, Roberto Lopes, Anto Murphy, Patrick Kavanagh, Dave Mulcahy, James O’Brien, Adam Evans, Dean Kelly (Mark Griffin, 86).

Man-of-the-match: Anto Murphy.

Referee: Robert Rogers.

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