Bohemians 2; Railway Athletic 3
Railway Athletic from Cappoquin came from behind to win a highly exciting game in Ben Wadding Park on Thursday night last. The result means that Railway have got their league campaign off to a flying start, which is not surprising considering the talent they have within their squad.
A minor surprise looked on the cards when the home side took the lead early in the second half but two quick goals from the West Waterford lads turned the game on its head. When Railway increased their advantage to two goals and the game looked over as a contest but a late goal scored by Jermey Goldsmith set up a grandstand finish. Apart from the class of both outfits the behaviour of both teams was first class and as a result a contest of substance was the outcome.
Both sides had a few half chances during the opening 40 minutes. Railway’s Tom O’Hanlon burst through the Bohemians defence after 3 minutes but a last-ditch tackle by Paul Sheridan kept him at bay.
Two minutes later at the other end Caoibhin Maguire was just over with a shot on the run from outside the penalty area. The hosts had a chance to open the scoring on 21 minutes when Jeremy Goldsmith put Ronan Sharpe in the clear but his angled shot from the right went narrowly wide of the back post.
Railway took control of the remainder of the first half and they went close on two occasions. Jason Morrissey was tackled by Tom Moran inside the box just when he was about to pull the trigger and shortly afterwards Gary Matthews had a shot saved by the Bohemians goalkeeper Rory McElleney.
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