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Bohemians 1-0 The New Saints

Killian Brennan heads the winner for Bohemians
Killian Brennan heads the winner for Bohemians in Dublin

Killian Brennan's 66th-minute header gave Bohemians a first-leg win over The New Saints in their Uefa Champions League second qualifying round.

The Welsh champions had their chances on a miserable night at Dublin's Dalymount Park, Matthew Berkeley and Craig Jones with first-half efforts.

The Irish champions are mid-season, though, and got stronger before Brennan headed in Patrick Madden's cross.

The Saints will take hope into next Tuesday's return fixture in Oswestry.

The match was Saints manager Mike Davies' second in charge of the Welsh Premier outfit.

At Park Hall Stadium next week he will be looking to secure the club's first victory in 11 years of European competition.


The New Saints manager Mike Davies:
"It's definitely all to play for, we're pleased with certain aspects and disappointed with others.

"We rode our luck a bit towards the end and struggled with match fitness, but it was crucial that we didn't concede a second goal so credit to the lads.

"We created some good chances and on another day could have scored, so we've got to be confident going into the next game.

"We've got to get a goal so just have to keep playing the way we play. I'm sure we'll get chances - we just have to take them."


Bohemians: Barry Murphy, Heary, Powell, Oman, Keegan, Cretaro (Byrne 75), Brennan, Madden, Shelley, Quigley, Higgins.
Subs Not Used: Rossiter, McGuinness, Cronin, Burke, Dixon, O'Connor.

Booked: Shelley, Cretaro.

Goals: Brennan 66.

The New Saints FC: Harrison, Danny Holmes, Chris Marriott, Baker, Evans, Ruscoe, Hogan, Sharp, Matty Williams (Darlington 83), Craig Jones, Berkeley (Wood 77).
Subs Not Used: Simon Williams, Tommy Holmes, Seargeant, McKenna, Edwards.

Booked: Craig Jones.

Att: 2,500

Ref: Bas Nijhuis (Holland).



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