BOHEMIANS produced the perfect response to their European drubbing in midweek by beating UCD 1-0 in an entertaining game at Dalymount Park.
Evan McMillan's header gave the Gypsies the win to dispel memories of their 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Icelandic second division side Thor Akureyri.
The only disappointment for Bohs' boss Aaron Callaghan was Dave Scully's third dismissal of the season.
"We were looking for a reaction after the result the other night and I thought we got it," he said.
"I thought the lads were fantastic against a very good and very fit UCD side. We worked hard all day and got a goal from a set-piece which was fantastic. It was good to bounce back and get those three points.
"Obviously one or two were feeling the pace. It's very hard to play three games in a week, so we rested a few and made a few other changes but we kept the two central defenders which was key."
"It (the sending off) is annoying, because it meant that we played the last 10 minutes of the game with 10 men. That puts your nerves on edge because they could nick a goal. We have to address that."
Bohs' winner came after 23 minutes when McMillan rose highest to meet Ryan McEvoy's corner with an unstoppable downward header.
Bohs were the better side throughout but Scully's dismissal on 75 minutes for an off-the-ball incident with David O'Connor left a bitter aftertaste to what was a good day at the office.