Nightmare opener for Bohs
Bohemians 1 Derry City 4
Nathan Boyle was Derry's supersub as his brace of goals off the bench helped the Candystripes rout as hapless Bohs at Dalymount Park last night.
Lively Derry were ahead on 14 minutes as Aaron McEneff drove home a penalty after home keeper Shane Supple tripped Rory Paterson.
Derry doubled their lead in first half stoppage time. Bohs' skipper Derek Pender's overhit back pass was hacked off the line by the Supple. But the clearance ran to substitute Boyle who drilled low to the net.
And Bohs fell further behind five minutes into the second half. Derry broke quickly with Boyle racing though to shoot between the legs of Supple. Bohs hit back on 55 minutes. Paddy Kavanagh's deflected ball found Dinny Corcoran to volley home.
But Derry sealed their win with another counterattack on 64 minutes.
Boyle broke down the left. And though his shot was parried by Supple, Lukas Schubert, just on the pitch for Josh Daniels, bundled the ball home with his first touch.
Bohemians: Supple; Pender, Byrne, Brennan, Fitzgerald; Kavanagh, Poynton, Morris, Ward (Simon, 61); Doyle (Gannon, 78), Corcoran.
Derry City: G. Doherty; McDermott, McBride, Jarvis, B. Doherty (Whiteside, 68); Low, McEneff; Daniels (Schubert, 64), McNamee, Curtis; Patterson (Boyle, 28).
Referee: Paul McLaughlin (Donegal).