Adam Evans goal keeps Bohs at head of the pack

Bohemians’ continued their bright start to the season with a solitary Adam Evans goal giving them victory against Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday night.

Adam Evans goal keeps Bohs at head of the pack

It was a third successive win, and third clean sheet, for Keith Long’s Gypsies who stay at the summit of the Premier Division table on goal difference.

It also sets up nicely a mouth-watering clash with champions, and joint leaders, Dundalk at Dalymount Park tomorrow night. Bohemians dominated for long spells, finally getting their reward on 70 minutes when winger Evans swept home a Keith Buckley cross.

Sligo Rovers and Derry City swapped early goals as they played out a 1-1 draw at the Showgrounds. Derry finished the game with ten men as midfielder Mark Timlin was sent off for a second booking right on 90 minutes.

Midfielder Philip Lowry gave Derry a seventh minute lead when his shot had too much on it for home keeper Ryan Coulter.

Eoin Wearen scored his first goal for Sligo on his league debut for the club to level three minutes later. Fellow ex-Bohemian Steven Beattie put over a cross from the right and midfielder Wearen headed past Ger Doherty.

A brace of goals apiece from Sean Russell and David O’Sullivan resulted in Limerick and Longford Town drawing 2-2 at Jackman Park as both sides earned their first point of the season.

Midfielder Russell, son of manager Martin, shot Limerick ahead from the edge of the area on 21 minutes.

Town’s record goalscorer O’Sullivan equalised for the first time five minutes later, pouncing on a poor clearance from home keeper Conor O’Donnell to score a tap-in.

Russell restored Limerick’s lead five minutes before half-time when turning home a low cross from Dean Clarke.

But O’Sullivan hit back again for Tony Cousins’ midlanders with a header from a Don Cowan cross on 58 minutes.

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