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Bohs v Derry City Last Night Was Beautiful Madness

Bohs v Derry City Last Night Was Beautiful Madness

Bohemians and Derry City served up a League of Ireland classic on Monday night at Dalymount Park during a cracking 3-3 draw, with several stunning goals on show.

It was Bohs’ in-form goalscoring striker Georgie Kelly who stole the show, as he secured a point from the jaws of defeat for the Gypsies.

Kelly took down a delicious ball into the box from Keith Ward to find the top corner of the net with a Van Basten like touch and finish.

The result sees Bohs continue their European chase with a point on a night where they may have ended up with less.

Incredibly, that was not the only highlight reel goal on a scarcely believable night in Dublin 7.

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Keith Long’s side took the lead early on in the first-half thanks to a superb Liam Burt opener.

The former Celtic and Rangers youngster caught his effort clean on the edge of the penalty area to score his 7th league goal of the season.

Derry, however, were not content to let their hosts have it easy at Dalymount, and Jamie McGonigle did his level best to upstage Burt’s opener. That, he did.

The former Crusaders and Coleraine forward picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area to beat James Talbot with ease, finding the top corner.

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McGonigle then went from scorer to provider shortly after as he crossed into the penalty area where Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe was on hand to bundle home into the net.

That goal gave Ruaidhri Higgins’ side a 2-1 lead heading into the last 15 minutes of the game as the Candystripes took the initiative in the European chase.

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Derry’s second, although, proved to be the tonic for a manic end to the game, with Bohs levelling shortly after through Kelly.

Kelly levelled after heading home a Dawson Devoy cross, before Bohs went behind again.

James Akintunde found the back of the net with an exquisite, lobbed finish in injury time after he pounced on some dreadful Bohemians defending.

On another night, that goal may have taken much of the acclaim given its nonchalance and importance.

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That was not enough, however, as Kelly popped up at the death to secure Bohs the greatest of late points. The goal kept their European chase in check in the most dramatic of fashions.

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