Bohemians 0-2 Derry City

Daniel Lafferty scores Derry City's first goal against Bohemians
Daniel Lafferty scores Derry City's first goal against Bohemians

Derry City are up to second place in the Premier Division after a fine win over Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

Bohs were reduced to 10 men in the 43rd minute when Keith Buckley was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Derry defender Daniel Lafferty.

Two minutes later Lafferty glanced a header past keeper Chris O'Connor from Kevin Deery's cross to make it 1-0.

Five minutes into the second half James McClean fired in number two while Bohs' Killian Brennan missed a late penalty.

McClean finished off a fine move with a 15-yard half-volley after running on to Eamon Zayed's flick.

Derry felt the penalty award, for a foul on Brennan, was harsh.

However, it did not matter as former Derry star Brennan hit the bar in trying to chip a casual spot-kick past City keeper Gerard Doherty and Anto Flood could not force in the rebound.

Derry finished well on top but had been under pressure early in the game as Flood lobbed over and Doherty saved a header by Owen Heary.

The win takes Derry one point ahead of Bray Wanderers who drew 0-0 away to Dundalk.

Stephen Kenny's men are two points behind leaders and champions Shamrock Rovers.

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