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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

GALWAY UTD DRAW WITH BOHS AT TERRYLAND

Bohemians twice came from behind at Terryland Park to claim a draw at the end of an absorbing game.
The Gypsies had Brian Shelley sent off for a foul on Karl Sheppard on 19 mins, and Stephen O'Donnell scored the resultant penalty for Galway.
Paddy Madden equalised on 70 minsfor the Gypsies, but then Galway
substitute Tom King nudged the Tribesmen ahead again.
But Madden punished a Barry Ryan error seconds later as the title
holders fought back to claim a share of the spoils.
It was a grim first half for the champions who lost Jason Byrne through injury and had Brian Shelley sent off before former Bohemians favourite Stephen O'Donnell steered Galway in front.
There was no denying that it was Galway who ruled most of the opening period as the Gypsies surprisingly failed to settle.
Despite Galway's passionate start Bohemians manufactured a 14th minute chance when Paul Keegan released Paddy Madden, but the young striker failed to hit the target.
Then drama occurred in the 19th minute when Shelley fouled Karl
Sheppard in the area, and referee Anthony Buttimer awarded a penalty.
Shelley was red carded and Stephen O'Donnell expertly converted the resultant spot-kick as Galway hit the front.
Galway might have added a second in first half stoppage time, but Rhys Meynell failed to hit the target following a splendid Gary Curran set piece.
After the interval Barry Ryan was alert to deny a Killian Brennan free kick as the Gypsies pushed for an equaliser.
Then on 65mins Paddy Madden thumped over from 20 yards as the Gypsies attempted to find a way back into the game.
And Pat Fenlon's team levelled on 70 mins when Ken Oman headed Killian Brennan's free-kick into Madden's path, and the youngster crashed the visitors back on terms.
Galway substitute Tom King guided the Tribesmen ahead again on 74 mins when squeezing the ball over the line following a Curran corner, but despite the concession Bohemians recovered rapidly.
A moment of hesitancy from Barry Ryan was ruthlessly punished by Madden as the Gypsies restored parity.
Galway can consider themselves unlucky not to have won the game after that freak goal by Madden, but at least the earned a point for their efforts and did well against Pat Fenlon's Bohemian's.

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