Georgie Kelly again made a telling effect as a sub in Dundalk's last-gasp win over 10-man Bohemians, with the striker believing that he could make a difference once introduced.

On 15 April, the Lilywhites also left it to see off Bohs at Oriel Park, with Patrick Hoban converting from the spot in the 94th minute. Five weeks on at the exact same time, Hoban was again successful from the spot to give Dundalk the three points.

Earlier Kelly had levelled matters when he buried home a loose ball to cancel out Danny Grant's opener for the Gypsies. 

Reflecting on his own contribution the victory, the Inishowen native told RTÉ Sport: "To get three points the way we did is fantastic. The place was absolutely rocking.

Vinny (Perth) had the foresight to throw two up top and let Gannon (Sean) raid on the right.

"I knew they'd be chances there and opportunities to get the ball in the box. I was delighted one fell for me.

"I could have had a hat-trick tonight. I would have been kicking myself if we hadn't won it in the end. Thankfully Pat slotted the penalty and we got the three points."

Kelly also paid tribute to Hoban's coolness in slotting home the penalty.

"The heads are screwed on already looking forward to Pat's"

"Once you get a penalty people expect you to score it but there's a lot of pressure on the taker," he added.

"It takes a lot of bottle and nerve to convert a penalty in the last minute of the game.

"Pat is the first choice here and he's a top class striker."

Next up for the Lilywhites is another home assignment against St Pat's on Friday next and with Shamrock Rovers also winning on Monday evening, Kelly is relishing the competitive nature of the championship race.

"The next game is the most important and picking up three points every week is our top priority.

"The heads are screwed on already looking forward to Pat's. We'll be raring to go."
 

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