Harps lose to Bohemians in Dublin

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Bohemians leapfrogged over Finn Harps in the league table as they collected the points at Dalymount Park with a 2-0 win.

Jake Kelly fired Bohs ahead on 67 minutes as he latched onto a cross from Ismahill Akinade.

Akinade wrapped it up in the 88th minute with a deserved second for the Dublin side who have not lost against Harps since 1999!

There was little to chose between these two teams after a first half that only came to live in fits and starts.

Harps’ first decent chance fell to Tony McNamee who let fly with a cracking effort on 16 minutes,

Sean Houston nearly broke through for Harps on 35 minutes only to be denied by the advancing Supple and a few minutes later shot just wide while in between Brush had to carefully watch a Derek Prendergast effort as the game began to open up.

Bohs broke the deadlock on 67 minutes when Ismahil Akinade got into space on the right flank and picked out substitute Jake Kelly with a measured crossed.

Kelly duly obliged and slotted the ball home from close range.

Akinade sealed the issue in the 88th minute as he was found in plenty of space and fired past Brush to delight the Dalymount faithful.

Bohemians: Supple; Pender, Prendergast, Best, Fitzgerald; Kavanagh, Lopes, Morris (Wearen, 61 mins), Byrne (Kelly 45 mins); Quigley, Akinade (Chindea, 89 mins).

Finn Harps: Brush; Cowan, P. Mailey, McMonagle (Scully, 80 mins); J. Mailey, Boyle (Hanlon, 70 mins), Molloy, McNamee (Curran, 70 mins), Coll; Houston, Keating.

Referee: Mr. S. Grant (Wexford).