Bohemians 2; De La Salle 4
When De La Salle fell two goals behind in Ben Wadding Park on Saturday last it looked as if Bohemians would go on to collect the three points, but a fantastic fightback saw the visitors take the spoils and as a result remain top of the table.
This was a very spirited display by both clubs, but on this evidence DLS must have a great chance of lifting the title. It was a contest of high quality and credit also to referee Mark Lucas for his handling of the game.
The final five minutes were hectic to say the least, with both sides trying to take home the bacon, and the result could have gone either way. However, the De La Salle players were the ones who left Poleberry with big smiles on their faces.
Bohemians took the lead from the penalty spot early in the game. Adam Caulfield had a cross handled in the area by Ethan Hurley and it was Hale who sent keeper Farrell the wrong way with the spot, and when it got better for Bohemians on 14 minutes the visitors looked in serious trouble.
Caulfield was again in the thick of the action when he released Eoin Cleary with the perfect pass and after outpacing the visitors’ defence he kept his composure to fire home from inside the penalty area.
After playing second fiddle for the majority of the early exchanges, DLS did pull a goal back on 17 minutes when Jamie Walsh went racing down the left-channel; however, when he lost the ball to Sean Kervick, his clearance fell to Dylan Foley and his stunning 30-yard strike went in off the underside of the crossbar.
See The Munster Express newspaper for full match report.