Lilies leave it late as Bohs are on song
Bohemians are showing no signs of easing off in their superb start to the season as the Gypsies moved into second place in the table on the back of a 2-0 home win over Longford Town.
Apart from a 3-0 loss at home to champions Dundalk, Bohs had not conceded a goal in the league this season and their defence stood firm again at Dalymount Park with another clean sheet.
They went in front on 24 minutes thanks to a pair of recent signings. Lorcan Fitzgerald swung in a corner kick and Dean Kelly was on hand to stab home his first goal since the opening day of the season and sub Adam Evans added a second on 73 minutes.
Dundalk left it late but still got the win they needed to stay ahead of the chasing pack. Drogheda United had done well to frustrate the champions in front of a 3,500 crowd at Oriel Park, but two minutes from time Richie Towell connected with a Dane Massey cross and claimed the only goal of the game.
Shamrock Rovers had to make do with a 0-0 draw away to Derry City. And it was a costly night for the Hoops as they had Keith Fahey sent off deep into injury time so he will be suspended for their key battle at home to leaders Dundalk next weekend.
Sligo Rovers appear to have kick-started their season at last, Owen Heary's side claiming their first win of the campaign. Dinny Corcoran's fifth-minute penalty was the key moment in their 1-0 win away to Galway United.