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Date Time League Season
12 March 2022 6:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Bohs and Athlone draw in tough conditions

Bohemians and Athlone played out a 1-all draw in fierce conditions this evening at Dalymount Park.

Erica Burke gave the hosts the lead in the 21st minute after a long range lofted ball from Lisa Murphy wasn’t dealt with. Roisin Molloy made it 1-1 five minutes into the second half to see that this finished even.

Kick-off was delayed for roughly 15 minutes as a faulty net caused by the weather required the groundsman’s attention. This was not the only impact the weather would have.

In the 21st minute, Lisa Murphy launched a free towards the Athlone goal. The lofted cross turned shot caused Niamh Coombes to back pedal and tip it onto her bar. The ball fell to Burke who slotted home to give Bohs the lead.

The effect of the weather could be seen here and anytime Coombes took a kickout. On at least four separate occasions, Coombes’ kickouts were caught in the wind. Murphy probably benefitted from lofting a free towards the Athlone goal with so much wind to carry the ball there.

Athlone did apply some pressure toward the end of the half. Dana Scheriff looked dangerous on one occasion, but to no avail. The American would provide a piece of great play to give Athlone the equaliser however.

Five minutes into the second half, Scheriff got the ball in the hosts’ box. She did well to see off pressure from numerous defenders and twisted and turned, working her way into a position to get a ball off.

She managed to find Roisin Molloy through a square ball, who could not miss the glaring tap in. At 1-1, the momentum was with Athlone.

Much like last week however, 'the Town' could not make use of plenty of possession in opponent territory.  In the 64th minute, Molloy worked her way into the box, but to no avail.

Emily Corbett had a chance from inside the box with just under 20 minutes to go to potentially get a second goal in as many weeks, but the effort was well wide.

Perhaps the chance to win it came with three minutes to go. Yet another Kelsey Munroe corner ended up in the mixer and a goalmouth scramble ensued. Athlone just couldn’t get a shot off and Bohs cleared, essentially sealing the draw.

In the end, a draw is a fair result. Both teams host title challengers next week. Bohs welcome Wexford Youths whilst Athlone host Shels.

  • 93'

    Full time. 1-1.

  • 93'

    Athlone are having a slew of corners in these final minutes, but can't get anything from them.

  • 90'

    Three minutes added on.

  • 87'

    The Munroe corner causes a goalmouth scramble, but Athlone can't get a clear shot off.

  • 86'

    Murphy blocks Scheriff's free, corner Athlone.

  • 77'

    Munroe follows up her own cleared corner with a shot, drags wide of the post.

  • 73'

    Chloe Darby's wayward header falls to Gillian Keenan, whose effort on her left foot is easily saved by Kelly.

  • 71'

    Corbett shoots inside the box, effort is well wide.

  • 67'

    Long range Munroe free is straight at Kelly.

  • 64'

    Roisin Molloy dances into the Bohs box but nothing comes of it.

  • 56'

    Athlone win a corner after some pressure. Started the second half well.

  • 50'

    Goal! Athlone equalise after Dana Scheriff twists and turns in the box and squares it to Roisin Molly.

  • 46'

    Bohs get us underway. They're kicking into the wind.

  • Teams coming back out now.

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 45'

    Two minutes added on at the end of the half. Not sure how it's only two, given the delays.

  • 40'

    Delay due to an issue with the linesmans flag.

  • 33'

    Coombes kickouts keep getting caught in the wind. Conditions are having a big effect here.

  • 28'

    Game was delayed due to a Dana Scheriff injury. All good now.

  • 21'

    Goal! Erica Burke finishes off a bizarre goal after a Lisa Murphy free from way out is tipped onto the bar by Coombes and it falls to Burke in the area.

  • 16'

    Scheriff sparks a brief moment of Athlone pressure, but the Bohs defence deal with it and eventually clear.

  • 9'

    Purdis puts in a free and Coombes claims it, but she's fouled and a free out is given. Coombes is down.

  • 5'

    Seems as if the wind is fierce in Dalymount. That and the rain already having an impact. Not ideal.

  • 1'

    Athlone get us underway.

  • Ok, kickoff seems imminent now.

  • Both teams are out and are warming up.

  • Kickoff is indeed delayed due to a faulty net at the Terrace End.

  • Kickoff seems to be delayed as there's an issue with one of the goals. Unclear though.

  • Athlone lineup now also in. Ten minutes until kickoff.

  • The Bohs team is now in.

  • Both sides are coming off narrow losses against expected title challengers, with Bohs losing 1-0 to Shels last week and Athlone losing 2-1 to Wexford Youths. Today is very much a match-up of two squads in very similar spots.

  • Hello and welcome to finalwhistle.ie for live updates of today's WNL clash between Bohemians and Athlone Town, I'm Seán Comber and I'll be updating you on tonight's proceedings.

Bohemians

20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
3Katie Burdis 2 Defender
5Isobel Finnegan 8 Forward
6Lisa Murphy Midfielder
9Erica Burke Forward 21'
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
13Sinead Taylor Forward
15Fiona Ryan Defender
16Danielle Murray 14 Defender
17Katie Lovely Defender
1Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne 3 Defender
8Ciara Maher 5 Defender
12Aoife Robinson Forward
14Hannah Tobin Jones 16
21Izzy Chambers Midfielder
22Lara Phipps Midfielder
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
24Sadhbh Moran

Athlone Town

1Niamh Coombes Goalkeeper
3Kayleigh Shine 13 Defender
5Jessica Hennessy Midfielder
6Muireann Devaney Midfielder
7Gillian Keenan Forward
8Dana Scheriff Forward
9Emily Corbet 10 Forward
11Laurie Ryan Midfielder
14Roisin Molloy 24 Midfielder 50'
22Melissa O’Kane Midfielder
23Rita Lang Midfielder
16Bonnie McKiernan Goalkeeper
10Kellie Brennan 9 Forward
13Kelsey Munroe 3 Defender
15Lucy Jayne Grant Forward
24Ciara O’Neill 14

Past Meetings

(Series 27)
1 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Bohemian FC

(Series 18)
Postponed
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Athlone Town

(Series 9)
2 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Bohemian FC

(Series 3 - Group 2)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Bohemian FC

(Series 9)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Athlone Town

(First Round)
1 - 1
FAI Women's Cup
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Bohemians

Ground

Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, Ireland

Formerly DCU Journalism, covering mainly Athlone teams for finalwhistle.ie