Bohemians 1 Derry City 2
City got back to winning ways as their impressive run against Bohs continues, now ten wins in a row against the Gypsies.
The visitors were good value for all three points but a late goal for Bohs did once again cause concern for City.
The game had little of note in the opening quarter before a stunning combination move saw Ronan Hale control a long ball and quickly offload to McEneff. The midfielder sent a superb through ball into the path of Rory Hale who broke from midfield and slotted past Supple.
It is the young Belfast player’s first goal for the Candystripes and after the goal scoring feats of his grandfather during the Irish League era, another Hale has been added to the record books.
City doubled their lead a couple of moments later when Patterson stabbed home from close range after Bohs were unable to clear a corner.
Bohs were struggling to make any impact in the first half but when Stokes went to ground the home support thought they had a penalty. However referee Kelly didn’t agree and booked the young Bohs forward for simulation, much to the howls of protest of the home support.
Like the first half, the second period had few chances and the best of those mostly came for the visitors. Curtis, McEneff and Hale all had chances which either forced Supple into saves or went over the top.
For the home side, Morris should have done better with a header from a set piece. The current form of the home side was summed up when Dylan Watts miskicked when he really should have scored.
With four minutes to go, the home side did make the breakthrough when JJ Lunney made the breakthrough but it was to be too little too late for the Dalymount side and City left with all three points.