Football/Soccer

Shamrock Rovers battle to the end to claim victory over Bohemians

Aaron Greene got the winner for Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park on Saturday Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
Padraig O Meiscill

Airtricity League Premier Division: Bohemians 0 Shamrock Rovers 1

AARON Greene came up with a dramatic injury-time winner to break 10-man Bohemians' resistance and win Saturday's Dublin derby as Storm Dennis raged all around.

RTÉ were scheduled to show Saturday's Premier Division clash live, but were forced to cancel their coverage as the camera gantry was deemed unsafe as the game went ahead in horrendous conditions at Dalymount Park.

In a fiercely-contested, full-blooded contest, Bohs' right-back Andy Lyons was sent-off for a second booking with 25 minutes to go. Despite the man advantage Rovers struggled to breach the dogged home defence, who looked like they would hold out for a share of the spoils.

But Rovers got their goal as the game slipped into the third minute of time added on when midfielder Aaron McEneff's low drive was spilled on the drenched surface by goalkeeper James Talbot.

And it was striker Greene who reacted quickest to rifle the loose ball into the roof of the net.

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