Bohemians made an extraordinary comeback at Dalymount Park previous night to progress into the next spherical of the FAI Cup.
Trailing 2- to Initially Division leaders Shelbourne on 81 minutes, the Gypsies seemed set for an early exit from the competition. Having said that, following Keith Buckley initially made available them hope in a frantic finale, Danny Mandroiu grabbed a quick double to spoil the Shels celebration right at the dying.
Bohs endured semi-ultimate replay heartache at the hands of Cork Metropolis last October, but will now have aspirations to go at minimum a stage even more in 2019.
In the absence of major-scorer Ciaran Kilduff — who was named on the bench — former Cobh Ramblers striker Jaze Kabia led the Shels attack. Although he was still left isolated all through the early exchanges, it was a similar situation for Bohs’ Andre Wright at the reverse end.
Gypsies winger Danny Grant appealed for a penalty when he went to ground on 7 minutes, only for referee Robert Harvey to e-book him for simulation. Inspite of experiencing more possession, Bohs have been having difficulties to split down a watertight opposition defence.
Keith Buckley angled an attractive diagonal go towards Mandroiu just earlier the 50 %-hour mark, but Shels netminder Dean Delany was to start with to the ball. It was mainly likely in accordance to strategy for the compact guests, and when the fifty percent-time whistle at some point sounded, the sides remained deadlocked.
Following a initial halfdevoid of odds, there was a significant enhance in attacking intent on the resumption.
Wright headed against the put up off a exact Bohs cross, just before Conan Byrne spurned a glorious option soon after Kabia released him on aim.
This was Byrne’s closing contribution of the night time as he was subsequently replaced by Kilduff on the hour mark. Inside of two minutes of his introduction, the Kildare native calmly slotted previous James Talbot at a remaining-hand angle to send out the away supporters into raptures.
This consequently compelled Bohs supremo Keith Extensive into motion, and he promptly replaced Conor Levingston with the far more adventurous Keith Ward. They ended up pretty much back again on stage terms straight away, but Delany beautifully tipped around a Buckley shot on the turn.
Delany formerly loved a three-year spell at Bohs and he once all over again denied his previous prices when Grant was picked out after acquiring area on 73 minutes.
The Gypsies ongoing to ramp up the tension within the remaining quarter, but this remaining them vulnerable to Shels counter-assaults.
They have been duly punished 9 minutes from time, when was the ball was worked out large to Shane Farrell on the suitable. He unleashed a stunning strike into the significantly corner of the web, which edged Shels a move even further to a impressive victory.
The dismissal of Kabia for an off-the-ball incident remaining them hamstrung in the closing stages while, and Buckley gave Bohs a lifeline with an exceptional curled finish. The house devoted experienced out of the blue rediscovered their voice, and there was pure elation when Mandriou’s long-length generate in the 88th moment took a wicked deflection on its way to the web.
Whilst the prospect of more time was looming big, Bohs had other ideas. Soon after a goalmouth scramble uncovered its way to Mandriou in stoppage time, the 20-year-outdated midfielder retained his composure to snatch a dramatic winner.
BOHEMIANS: Talbot Lyons, Finery, Barry, Leahy Levingston (Ward 64), Buckley Wade-Slater, Mandroiu, Grant (Tierney 82) Wright.
SHELBOURNE: Delany McKenna, Prendergast, L Byrne, Fitzgerald Brennan, Quinn (English 90) C Byrne (Kilduff 60), Farrell, Rooney (Noone 77) Kabia.
Referee: R Harvey (Dublin).