“Shamrock Rovers, it’s happened again.”
A brace from Danny Mandroiu clinched Bohemians’ seventh Dublin derby win in their last eight meetings as they once again got the better of Shamrock Rovers with a 2-1 win at Dalymount Park.
Here are our player ratings a from a very hotly contested Dublin derby.
James Talbot – 6
Fresh off Ireland duty, the Bohemians stopper was in the thick of the action in the first 45 saving well on a couple of occasions from the dangerous Dylan Watts.
Could do very little about the Rovers goal as it completely wrong-footed him.
Andy Lyons – 7
One of Bohs’ best performers on the night, Lyons was very strong defensively and had an intriguing battle with Carr on his side. His goal-line clearance in the first half arguably the highlight
The fact that Trevor Clarke had a quiet evening was a testament to his display.
Aaron Barry – 7
Dealt well with the constant running of Aaron Greene and when the away side piled on the pressure he stood up and put in an excellent shift to deny them a late equaliser
Michael Barker – 6
Like Barry, Barker was up against it with the running of Greene and the strength of the Rovers midfield but put in a strong performance.
Probably should have done better for the equaliser as he lost the run of Dan Carr.
Paddy Kirk – 7
Didn’t find himself up against a natural winger with Jack Byrne coming inside and collecting the ball from any position possible but still limited any kind of attack from his side.
Grew into the game in the second half delivering a few beautiful crosses from the left. A polished performance.
Keith Buckley – 6
Finn, Watts and Byrne simply had too much of the ball at times in this one with the Bohs midfield struggling to win the battle, especially in the first half.
The addition of Allardice helped the captain who improved in the second half and grew into the game.
Conor Levinston – 5
A very quiet game from Levinston, who along with Buckley struggled to contain the lively Bohs midfield. He was replaced by Allardice at half-time.
Luke Wade-Slater – 6
The former Stevenage man was strong in the air and offered a great outlet for his defenders to go long in the opening half but found himself doing quite a bit of defending in the second half.
Danny Mandroiu – 8
Mandroiu has taken to the League of Ireland like a duck to water since his arrival from Brighton, but he had a mixed half, missing one penalty before scoring another.
Had been quiet before unleashing an absolute rocket to give the home side a 2-1 lead. A goal worthy of winning any game.
Bohemians 2-1 Shamrock Rovers.
What a goal from Danny Mandroiu to put the home side back in the lead.
— eir Sport (@eirSport) June 14, 2019
Kevin Devaney – 5
Didn’t get at Ethan Boyle as much as he would have liked before he was forced off in the 55th minute with a worrying head injury.
Ryan Swan – 5
Swan grabbed an excellent brace against Finn Harps two weeks ago but he struggled to really get into this one at Dalymount and found himself well contained by the Rovers defence.
Was incredibly unlucky though not to have grabbed the third as Ethan Boyle blocked what appeared to be a certain goal on the line.
Scott Allardice – 7
Got amongst the Rovers midfield very well and made a big difference when he came on at half-time.
Keith Ward – 6
Came on for Kevin Devaney and had a few nice touches but found himself defending more frequently than he would’ve wanted to.
Alan Mannus – 7
An outstanding penalty save to deny Danny Mandroiu and was then sharp to get down low to his right from the resulting corner, but he could do nothing about the second as the midfielder sent him the wrong way.
In the second half, he hadn’t too much to do but was powerless to stop the winning goal as it flew past him and into the top corner.
Ethan Boyle – 6
Should’ve equalised just before half-time with a free header from a corner, but defended very well against Devaney and then Ward when he came on but he began to look tired as Bohs piled on the pressure.
Not sure how he wasn’t sent off for a clear handball on the line as he denied Swan a certain goal.
Roberto Lopes – 6
On another day it would’ve been a defensive performance good enough to win the game but like his defensive partner Grace, he could do little to stop Madroiu’s brace.
Lee Grace – 6
Contained Ryan Swan very well, for the most part, winning the majority of the aerial battles but there was very little he could do about either goal from Mandroiu.
Trevor Clarke – 5
Arguably unlucky not to have been involved in Stephen Kenny’s U21 squad at the Toulon Tournament but Clarke had a tough time of it up against the lively Wade-Slater especially in the air.
Contained his man better in the second period but failed to really get going in an attacking sense before he was substituted.
Greg Bolger – 6
Bolger was in the action early at Dalymount Park snapping into challenges and making a nuisance of himself but he was perhaps a little too keen as he gave away the second penalty of the first half.
Sat more in the second half and failed to really influence the game.
Dylan Watts – 7
Watts tested Talbot on a couple of occasions and looked very good whenever he got on the ball for the Hoops, but couldn’t quite make enough happen in the second half to help his side grab an equaliser.
Ronan Finn – 7
Very lively in the first half, making strong runs into the Bohs box and offering support to Greene who at times found himself isolated.
Produced a lovely flick to Dan Carr for the equaliser.
Dan Carr – 6
Carr had a very intriguing battle with Andy Lyons and was a handful in the first 45 minutes before equalising with an absolutely delightful finish which left James Talbot with no chance.
Jack Byrne – 7
The star of the show more often than not this season for Rovers, Byrne was outstanding again in the opening 45 at Dalymount Park, save for clumsy challenge early as Mannus saved his blushes.
The former City man constantly made himself available for teammates passes and was very accurate hitting the likes of Greene and Carr running in behind, but was quieter in the second half.
Aaron Greene – 7
Ran his socks off and constantly made himself available for Byrne for balls over the top but struggled to really make the most of it in the first half.
Was vital to the build-up to the equaliser however as he worked incredibly hard for his side throughout.
Sean Kavanagh – 5
An extremely quiet game for Kavanagh who came on for Trevor Clarke.