Galway United 2, Bohemians 0: Galway United ended a run of five games without a win last night as goals from Armin Aganovic and Kevin Devaney sealed a deserved win for the Tribesmen, which lifts them back into the top half of the Premier Division.
Bohs ‘keeper Shane Supple had kept his side in the game in the first half, producing outstanding saves to twice deny Enda Curran, and another to keep out a Ryan Connolly drive, but the home side’s pressure eventually told in the second half.
The opening goal came in the 66th minute. Connolly’s free-kick was cushioned into the path of Aganovic by his centre-back partner, Stephen Folan, and the Swede fired inside the far post for his first goal for United.
The home side put the game beyond doubt eight minutes from time, and once again Connolly was the architect. The United captain broke away down the left before crossing into the box. The ball fell kindly for Devaney who fired home from 10 yards.
Bohs had gone close in the second half, with Aganovic taking a Dan Byrne header off the line; while Paddy Kavanagh saw a shot come back off the post, but it was the home fans in the crowd of 942 who went home happy.
Ramsbottom; Horgan, Aganovic, Folan, Ludden; Shanahan, Byrne, Sinnott, Devaney (Melody 90); Connolly; Curran (Faherty 80).
Supple; Hayes, D Byrne, Best, Pender (Quigley 80); Buckley, Wearon, Lopes, Kavanagh; O’Halloran (Kelly 73), K Byrne.
Rob Harvey (Dublin).
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