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Bohs started the game confidently and enjoyed a good period of pressure on the Derry goal, a spate of corners and free kicks testing the home defence, and Brian Maher had to make the first save of the game when he tipped over a header from Ciaran Kelly.

A promising start from Bohs was rewarded with the opening goal on 15 minutes. Brandon Kavanagh failed to control the ball on the edge of the Bohs area, and Liam Burt led the visitors away on a lightning counter attack, carrying the ball a good 60 yards before slipping in Promise Omochere who slotted the ball past Brian Maher and into the net.

Bohs were filled with confidence, especially after that goal, and they came so close to making it 2-0 when Omochere crossed from the left and Junior showed tremendous skill to outfox Eoin Toal to set up a chance, but before he could get a strike at goal, the City captain got back to deflect the ball behind for a corner.

One of the frontrunners in the Irish Premier Division standings, Derry City has amassed 35 points from 21 games this season and sits in second place. The gap to the leader is not vast—just two points—but the leading team has an extra game in hand, which could extend the gap to five points. Derry City’s lead over the third-placed team is four points. Hence, Derry City cannot afford to relax; they need to continue winning and accumulating points to maintain their second place and challenge for the championship.


It’s worth noting that Derry City last won the Irish title in the 1996/97 season, meaning they haven’t seen a title in over 26 years. Last season, Derry City finished second with 65 points. In their last five games, Derry City secured two wins, drew twice, and lost once.