Bohemians were the visitors to the Cross yesterday for the unusual Sunday 6pm kick-off time game against Cork City.
It was the home side who started the game better and enjoyed more possession than their opponents. City had a number of half chances in the opening 20 minutes but got a bit of luck in the 23rd minute when Daryl Horgan's shot from an impossible angle somehow found it's way under the body of Andy McNulty and spun over the line.
It was Horgan again who almost got the 2nd but his shot from the edge of the area was well saved.
Bohs improved in the 2nd half but City still had a number of chances to increase their lead with Davin O'Neill in particular being wasteful in front of goal. City then suffered a blow as both Morrissey and Dunleavy had to go off injured which resulted in positional changes for the home side.
The forced substitutions for City saw Bohs start to get on top as City defended deeper and deeper. It felt like City were inviting trouble and it came in stoppage time. Tommy Dunne strangely brought on Keving Murray for Kalin Spillane and within a minute Murray had given away a penalty!! Ward made no mistake from the spot and the sides were level.
It was a case of 2 points dropped rather than a point gained and City will need to streghten the squad to have any hope of pushing on up the table.