Bohemians 2; Tramore 2
With two games remaining, Tramore have now got a three-point advantage over second-placed Waterford Crystal. Carrick United, the only other club capable of winning the title, are on a total of 24 points, nine behind Tramore but they have five games left to play.
Tramore, who have led the way since the outset of the campaign, have been wobbling somewhat in recent weeks and they are making hard work of getting over the finishing line.
Bohemians have now joined Southend United, Villa and Hibernians on a total of 18 points and they will be targeting one more win to guarantee themselves safety. Leigh Quilty, who is chasing the leading goalscorer award, struck the Bohs’ woodwork after five minutes. Bobby Keoghan scored for Bohemians after 26 minutes with a super strike following good play by the home side.
Quilty did score his eighth goal of the current campaign on 38 minutes after a neat pass from Sean Browne. Bobby Keoghan struck the Tramore woodwork with a free kick early in the second half.
Bohemians did however regain their advantage on 59 minutes when Brian Nolan found the net with a brilliant angled shot from the right after he took control of a quick free kick by Bobby Keoghan.
The league leaders took a point from the game with 11 minutes remaining. Fergal Walsh was on the pitch for only 22 seconds after replacing Zac Shanahan and he wasted little time in beating Andrew Halligan in the Bohs’ goal. Dramatic to say the very least.
Tramore now have two away games left to play as they chase the league crown. Johnville and Villa are their remaining opponents, and with those two clubs trying to remain in the league it will be far from an easy ride from here on in for the Seasiders.