Youths beaten by Bohs in Dalymount

By Alan Aherne

Published 20/09/2016 | 12:16

Aidan Friel (Wexford Youths FC) Derek Pender (Bohemians)

Wexford Youths couldn't build on Friday's draw with Derry City in Dalymount Park on Monday, September 19, when they were undone by a Kurtis Byrne goal for Bohemians on the stroke of half-time.

This SSE Airtricity Premier Division clash was decided by the home striker's close range finish in the 45th minute. His header from a Paddy Kavanagh cross was kept out by netminder Graham Doyle, but Byrne stabbed home the rebound from close range.

Earlier Doyle had denied Byrne with a fine save from a powerful header, moments after Aidan Friel brought out the best in Bohs goalkeeper Shane Supple with a strike from long range at the other end.

Eric Molloy struck a volley wide in the 34th minute, but the deadlock was broken at the worst possible time from Youths' point of view.

The visitors couldn't create any chances of note in the second-half, but the only saving grace was that Finn Harps also lost 1-0 at home to Cork City.

Youths currently lie eleventh, four points below Harps and six above bottom side Longford Town. Next up is the visit of Bray Wanderers to Ferrycarrig Park on Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m.

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