Bohemians rock Rovers with 98th minute winner as ugly scenes blight Dublin Derby 3 years ago

Bohemians rock Rovers with 98th minute winner as ugly scenes blight Dublin Derby


A hotly contested contest on the pitch, at Tallaght Stadium, but grim scenes in the stands.

Bohemians got the better of Shamrock Rovers in their Airtricity League encounter but, unfortunately, much of the post-match talk will be about the behaviour of a small but aggressive sections from both the home and away fans.

A late, late, late goal from Darragh Leahy clinched the game for the visitors.

Rovers had the better of the first half and deservedly took the lead when Dan Carr scored with an acrobatic flick reminiscent of the great Johann Cruyff.

Bohs pressed for an equaliser before the break and were unfortunate not to get a penalty early in the second half.

The missed chances only spurred them on and they were rewarded when Dan Byrne finished crisply from 14 yards out.


That goal sparked ugly scenes as many away fans spilled towards the pitch. There were brief flurries as both sets of supporters clashed and gardaí, and stewards, rushed in to try and restore order.

A corner flag disappeared in the madness and its recovery, as well as trying to separate fighting fans and get people to resume their seats, saw the game delayed for four minutes.

Jamie Moore, who works for 98FM, was in attendance and reported a unfortunate and regrettable scene of rival fans fighting and children shocked to tears.

Rovers had the better of the closing stages - with nine minutes of injury time played - but Shane Supple would not be beaten again in that Bohs goal.

Leahy was the Bohs hero with a 98th minute winner and the clock finally stopped at 100 minutes and 22 seconds.