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Date Time League Season
26 March 2022 2:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Bohs make most of visit to Sligo

Bohemians made the most of their opportunities to capture a 3-1 victory against Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds this afternoon, their first win of the 2022 WNL season.

A Chloe Darby header and a brace from captain Sinead Taylor the difference, the home side had an earlier rare goal from keeper Kristen Sample ruled out and a late consolation goal from a freekick from Emma Hansberry.

Both sides started with high intensity, Sligo employing a high press style to pressure Bohemians’ defense from the first whistle. Despite their progressive opportunities, it was The Gypsies who scored first, a fumble in the box resulting in Darby’s effort surpassing Sample around the 10th minute.

Inside 10 minutes later Taylor was called for an offside, jolting Rovers’ net minder Sample into taking the freekick. She lofted the ball over the entire defensive line and even Bohs’ keeper Rachel Kelly before bumbling into the net. After some celebration and subsequent confusion, it was deemed to be a foul due to it's direct nature and so the score resumed to 1-0 to the away team.

Skipper Taylor then capitalized on some space in Sligo’s box to tuck away her outfit’s second of the day in the 33rd minute, causing the atmosphere to somewhat subdue in The Showgrounds.

It stayed that way heading into the interval.

Darby and Taylor, aided by some good establishment play from Kira Bates Crosbie and Erica Burke had the the more prevalent chances early stages of the second half, forcing Sample into action on a number of occasions.

Gemma McGuinness saved a third tally going up on the scoreboard when she put in some last ditch defending to cover for Sample around the 83rd minute, but her hard work was to be undone just minutes later, Taylor wrapping up her brace in the 89th minute.

Captain Hansberry’s freekick’s were threatening all game long, only for one to be converted in the last minute of added time seconds before the final whistle to mark Sligo’s first ever official goal at home.

Next time out Steve Feeney’s players tackle Shelbourne in Tolka Park, while with the joy of their first triumph of the season from today in their pocket Bohs take on Cork City in Turner’s Cross.

Sligo Rovers

1Kristen Sample Goalkeeper
2Leah Kelly 22 Defender
4Emma Hansberry Midfielder 90+3'
5Orna O’Dowd 3 Defender
6Amy Hyndman 14 Forward
7Gemma McGuinness Forward
8Lauren Boles Midfielder
9Emma Doherty Forward
12Amy Roddy Defender
15Fiona Doherty 13 Forward
18Paula McGrory 11 Forward
16Amy Mahon Goalkeeper
3Ruth Monaghan 5 Defender
10Erin Coyle Midfielder
11Aoife Brennan 18 Forward
13Katie Melly 15 Midfielder 75'
14Kerri O’Hara 6 Defender
17Lauren McLellan Forward
22Helen Monaghan 2 Defender

Bohemians

20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
3Katie Burdis 5 Defender
6Lisa Murphy Midfielder
7Kira Bates Crosbie 18 Midfielder
8Ciara Maher Defender
9Erica Burke Forward
10Chloe Darby Midfielder 10'
11Abbie Brophy Forward
13Sinead Taylor Forward 35', 89'
15Fiona Ryan 2 Defender
17Katie Lovely Defender
1Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne 15 Defender
5Isobel Finnegan 3 Forward
12Aoife Robinson Forward
14Hannah Tobin Jones
18Bronagh Kane 7 Forward
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
24Lara Phipps Midfielder
24Izzy Chambers Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 36)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
The Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 24)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Sligo Rovers

(Series 18)
4 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
The Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers v Bohemian FC

4 - 3
eLOI

Bohemian FC v Sligo Rovers

(Series 6)
1 - 3
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Sligo Rovers

(Series 12)
0 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
The Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 3)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Sligo Rovers

Ground

The Showgrounds
The Showgrounds - Sligo Rovers F.C., Magheraboy Road, Knappagh Beg, Sligo, Sligo Municipal Borough District, County Sligo, Connacht, F91 P523, Ireland

Alanna is currently pursuing her studies in journalism at Dublin City University and writes regularly for her local media outlets in Sligo.