| 14.1°C Dublin

Callaghan hails battling Bohs in draw with Cork

BOHEMIANS snatched a point from the jaws of defeat with Keith Ward converting a 91st minute penalty to deny Cork City at Turner's Cross.

Daryl Horgan's 23rd minute goal had given the Rebels a 1-0 lead but Bohs struck late for a deserved share of the Premier Division spoils.

Cork started brightly and had a number of sights at goal before Horgan ran along the end-line before cheekily slipping the ball under Andy McNulty's leg for the opener.

Karl Moore's 40th minute header was as close as Bohs came to breaking the deadlock in the opening period.

The second half was not as lively until injury time when Kevin Murray upended Derek Pender in the box and referee Derek Tomney pointed to the spot and Ward duly dispatched it.

"It was two points dropped by us, no two ways about it," City manager Tommy Dunne said afterwards.

XHEAD

"We probably deserved it in the end as they pushed men forward, but the irony of it was that they got the goal from a penalty kick and we had two claims for hand ball waved aside."

Bohs boss Aaron Callaghan was pleased with the performance of his side which showed eight changes from the team that played Thor on Thursday night.

"It was a good work-out for us before our Europa League return leg in Iceland on Thursday night and I think we had enough of the ball in the second half to merit a draw," he said.

"We are on a decent run now and we go to Iceland later in the week in a confident frame of mind."