Late Mark Quigley penalty denies unlucky Wexford Youths

Bohemians 3 Wexford Youths 3: Mark Quigley scored a late penalty to cruelly deprive Wexford Youths of a deserved first Premier Division victory.

Late Mark Quigley penalty denies unlucky Wexford Youths

In late drama to match a hectic first-half, Bohemians failed to deal with Craig McCabe’s long throw and central defender Gary Delaney ended a scramble by heading over the line to put Youths 3-2 up with 10 minutes to go.

But a rash foul by Danny Ledwith on Roberto Lopes got Bohemians out of jail on 88 minutes. Youths’ keeper Graham Doyle got a strong hand to Quigley’s spot kick, pushing it onto a post. But the ball spun into the net.

Bohemians were twice behind in an eventful opening half. Youths were ahead on nine minutes, Paul Murphy pulled down by Dean Delany. The Bohemians keeper received a yellow before being sent the wrong way by Danny Furlong from the penalty spot.

The response was immediate, though, as Bohemians were level two minutes later, Ayman Ben Mohamed’s cross headed to the net by Quigley.

But further negligent defending saw Bohemians ship a second goal on 20 minutes, McCabe’s long throw skimmed finding midfielder Chris Kenny unmarked to head past Delany.

The end-to-end action almost saw Bohemians level again within a minute. Quigley threaded a ball through for Kurtis Byrne who contrived to blast wide.Furlong then had a chance to extend Youths’ lead eight minutes later, volleying wide with only Delany to beat. The Youths striker then ended a surging run in from the left on 37 minutes by working Delany with a low drive.

But in a mad-cap first-half, Long’s side equalised again in the first minute of added time with a goal out of nothing winger Paddy Kavanagh’s 25 yards shot arrowing to the corner of Doyle’s net.

BOHEMIANS:

Delany; Pender, Murphy, Prendergast (Byrne 34), Fitzgerald; P. Kavanagh (Kelly 78), Mulcahy, Lopes, Ben Mohamed (Evans 90+2); K. Byrne, Quigley.

WEXFORD YOUTHS:

Doyle; McCabe, G. Delaney, Grace, R. Delaney; Friel, Bonner (Wall 87), Kenny (Last 90+2), Molloy (Ledwith 57); Furlong, Murphy.

Referee:

James McKell (Tipperary).

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