BOHEMIANS made light of their absentees to take three valuable points against spirited St Patrick's Athletic at Inchicore last night.
Without injured strikers Glen Crowe and Tony Grant along with the suspended Colin Hawkins, the visitors were still too strong for a Pat's side out to make it three wins from three.
Robbie Doyle's goal on 65 minutes offered Pat's a lifeline but the Gypsies held firm. With Stephen Ward pulling the strings in midfield, Bohemians were two up inside 33 minutes.
They drew first blood just short of the half hour when Ward's clever pass allowed Bobby Ryan to deliver a low shot past Chris Adamson. Then Dominic Foley converted Ward's cross from the right to make it 2-0.
The second half saw Bohs attempt to increase their lead with Stephen Caffrey seeing an effort come back off the crossbar.
Pat's got right back in it when Doyle raced into the clear to score his third goal in three games.
And they nearly got a reward for their fighting spirit through a stunning effort from Fahey, his swerving shot from 30 yards out coming back off the upright.
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