Bohemians and Shelbourne in big Dublin battle

Published: 29 November 1913

Although neither side is in contention for league silverware, a big crowd was at Dalymount Park today to see Bohemians lose 1-0 to their local rivals Shelbourne. Bohemians played the second half with only ten men after a sending off, and went a goal behind when Shelbourne's Crowe scored a fine goal.

While it was never likely that Bohemians would get back and win the game, there was great controversy with fifteen minutes to go when the youngster Feely crossed to West who appeared to score. The crowd and the Bohemians players celebrated, but the referee, who was running well behind the play, took time to inspect the goal line and the net before he decided that the ball had not crossed the line. He ruled for a goal kick and Shelbourne held on to win. Most reporters at the game believe that the Bohemians goal was good, and poor refereeing may well have cost the home team a share of the points.

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