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Bohs go second on night of few goals in SSE Airtricity League

Ross Gaynor of Cork City and Chris Forrester of St Pat's battle for the ball at Richmond Park
Ross Gaynor of Cork City and Chris Forrester of St Pat's battle for the ball at Richmond Park

There weren't too many goals to enjoy tonight, but there was another big win for Bohs and a vital three points for Sligo Rovers

All told, we only had four goals across the five games in the SSE Airtricity Division tonight, and two of them went in at Dalymount, where high-flying Bohemians bagged another win, this time over Longford.

Goals by Dean Kelly in the first half and Adam Evans in the second mean that Bohs are now second in the table, behind league leaders Dundalk.

Stephen Kenny's side looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw with Drogheda in the Louth derby but a late goal by that man Richie Towell earned the champions all three points, and they now sit four clear of the rest at the top of the table.

The big game of the night was the meeting of second-place Cork with fifth-placed St Pat's at Richmond Park but the game ended scoreless. It was, however, a fiery affair with a flurry of bookings and Lee Desmond was somewhat harshly dismissed from the home side with 15 minutes to go for a second booking.

At the bottom there was a massive win for Sligo Rovers. With only two draws to their name all season this first win of the new campaign, courtesy of an early Dinny Corcoran goal against Galway, lifts the Bit o' Red off the foot of the table.

And the other game tonight saw Derry City and Shamrock Rovers play out a scoreless draw at the Brandywell with the only incident of note the dismissal of Keith Fahey for Rovers in injury time