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Brennan bucks up Bohemians

Published: Tuesday 13 July 2010, 22.30CET
Bohemian FC 1-0 The New Saints FC
A 66th-minute header from Killian Brennan secured a first-leg win for Bohemians, who have fallen at this stage in their last three attempts.
by Javier Aja
from Dalymount Park
Brennan bucks up Bohemians
Killian Brennan celebrates opening the scoring for Bohemians ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

BohemiansTNS

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
0
Attempts off target8
 
6
Corners6
 
1
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed6
 
8
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 13 July 2010, 22.30CET

Brennan bucks up Bohemians

Bohemian FC 1-0 The New Saints FC
A 66th-minute header from Killian Brennan secured a first-leg win for Bohemians, who have fallen at this stage in their last three attempts.

Killian Brennan's 66th-minute goal gave Bohemian FC the advantage over The New Saints FC in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

The Dublin side had the best of the chances but the Welsh champions held out until midway through the second half when Brennan struck. Patrick Madden came close to doubling the lead late on but TNS will retain hope for the return at their home on the English border next Tuesday.

Madden had the first clear chance after 20 minutes, intercepting a clearance, but his close-range shot was deflected by a defender then saved by TNS goalkeeper Paul Harrison. At the other end winger Craig Jones was sent clear by Phillip Baker's long pass and put in a cross, turned narrowly wide by Chris Sharp. However, Bohemians retained the initiative and just before the hour Harrison was forced into another save when Madden connected with Raffaele Cretaro's ball through the middle.

Seven minutes later Harrison was beaten by Brennan's header after Madden crossed from the left. Madden hit the crossbar from distance with eight minutes left but the side currently fourth in the Irish Premier Division can have hope of improving on last season's showing, when they fell at this stage to FC Salzburg; Bohemians also bowed out at the same stage in their other UEFA Champions League campaigns in 2001/02 and 2003/04.

Last updated: 13/07/10 23.11CET

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Lineups

bohemians

Bohemians

tns

TNS

1
MurphyBarry Murphy (GK)
1
HarrisonPaul Harrison (GK)
2
O. HearyOwen Heary (C)
2
D. HolmesDanny Holmes
3
PowellConor Powell
3
MarriottChris Marriott
6
OmanKen Oman
4
BakerPhil Baker
8
KeeganPaul Keegan
5
EvansSteve Evans (C)
9
CretaroRaffaele Cretaro
Yellow Card58
Substitution75
7
RuscoeScott Ruscoe
11
BrennanKillian Brennan
Goal66
8
HoganBarry Hogan
12
MaddenPatrick Madden
9
SharpChris Sharp
15
ShelleyBrian Shelley
Yellow Card37
10
WilliamsMatthew Williams
Substitution83
18
QuigleyMark Quigley
14
JonesCraig Jones
Yellow Card51
19
HigginsRuairi Higgins
99
BerkeleyMatthew Berkeley
Substitution77

Substitutes

25
O'ConnorChris O'Connor (GK)
33
S. WilliamsSimon Williams (GK)
4
RossiterMark Rossiter
6
HolmesTommy Holmes
5
McGuinnessJason McGuinness
12
SeargeantChristian Seargeant
10
J. ByrneJason Byrne
Substitution75
17
McKennaJohn McKenna
14
CroninGlen Cronin
18
WoodJamie Wood
Substitution77
21
BurkeGary Burke
20
DarlingtonAlex Darlington
Substitution83
23
DixonLee Dixon
23
A. EdwardsAeron Edwards

Coach

Pat Fenlon (IRL) Michael Davies (WAL)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Assistant referees

Berry Simons (NED), Angelo Boonman (NED)

Fourth official

Tom van Sichem (NED)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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