UCD keeper celebrates in front of Bohs fans kicking it all off at the UCD Bowl
A costly one for Bohs, Conor Kearns enjoyed every minute of it for UCD.
UCD kept their positive recent momentum going in the League of Ireland on Monday night with a priceless 1-0 win over Bohs at the UCD Bowl.
In an entertaining affair, Yoyo Mahdy's first half 25 yard stunner proved crucial for the students who despite being under pressure for the whole second half, managed to keep a Danny Mandroiu inspired Bohemians at bay.
Crucial in that rearguard effort was their unbeatable goalkeeper Conor Kearns. The 21 year-old Dubliner made a string of outstanding saves to frustrate Bohs and to delight the home fans.
Understandably, the keeper was pumped after the crucial part he played in a win that keeps UCD second from bottom and stretches them three points clear of Finn Harps at the bottom of the table.
And the Bohemian fans found out all about it at full-time. Not long after the final whistle had sounded, Kearns, a graduate from a brilliant Templeogue underage team, turned around and fist-pumped in front of the Bohemian faithful.
The jeers rung around south Dublin before the displeased Bohs players clashed with the UCD keeper. Bohemians defender Derek Pender was the first to confront the youngster before players, stewards and officials from both sides got involved.
Some unsavoury scenes after the game in the UCD Bowl as Conor Kearns celebrated in front of the Bohs fans. The UCD 'keeper had to wait to make his exit as objects were thrown while the referee was also delayed. pic.twitter.com/09FoJyBXuR
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Kearns seemed undeterred by it all though, and was escorted from the pitch by two UCD officials.
Some brilliant snaps from Sportsfile photographer Seb Daly captured the madness well.