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Date Time League Season
14 May 2022 6:00 pm Women's National League 2022

Match Report

Shelbourne extend their lead at the top

Shelbourne took all three points from Dalymount with a 3-0 win over Bohemians courtesy of goals from Saoirse Noonan, Jess Ziu and Noelle Murray.

The result means that Noel King’s side now go eight points clear of Peamount United.

Bohs started the game well, the opening 10 minutes were fairly even and they started to edge their northside neighbours. 

Lisa Murphy provided the game’s first chance when she hit the outside of the post from a free-kick. 

After the 20 minute mark the defending champions started to find their rhythm. 

Rachael Kelly was kept busy in between the sticks for Bohs, making a good save down low to deny Saoirse Noonan from close range. 

There was nothing Kelly could do a few minutes later when Noonan latched on to a cross from Noelle Murray to flick the ball with the outside of her boot into the roof of the net giving Shels the lead. 

Pearl Slattery looked certain to double their lead when a goal-line clearance fell to her inside the six yard box but the Shels captain failed to find the target. 

The hosts had a slight flurry of chances at the end of the half but Amanda Budden kept Erica Burke’s close range effort out to keep Shelbourne’s lead intact at the break. 

Their lead would eventually be doubled right before the hour mark when a Keeva Keenan throw-in somehow found its way to an unmarked Jess Ziu who finished the easiest chance of the game. 

Noelle Murray got the third a few minutes after Ziu’s goal. Jess Gargan clipped the ball into the box from the right for Murray to control and then smash past Kelly. 

Tonight’s result helps Shelbourne extend their lead at the top of the table especially with Peamount dropping points. 

They will look to continue their exceptional form this season when they host DLR Waves next week. 

As for Bohs, they travel to Galway next week to try and bounce back from tonight’s defeat.

  • 81'

    Shelbourne in complete control here

  • 65'

    That's three! Gargan clips the ball in from the right to find Murray who takes the ball down and smashes it into the goal

  • 58'

    GOAL! Jess Ziu doubles the defending champions's lead. A long throw from Keenan bounces in the box and isn't cleared leaving Ziu all alone in the six yard box to place past Kelly

  • 57'

    Keeva Keenan heads at goal but can't find the target

  • 51'

    Jess Ziu with a close range effort that smacks the bar

  • 45'

    The visitors restart things

  • 45'

    HT: It's the visitors that lead 1-0 at the break

  • 45'

    Erica Burke forces a good save from Amanda Budden and wins a corner for Bohs

  • 35'

    What a chance! Keeva Keenan\'s effort is cleared off the line and falls to Pearl Slattery who fails to hit the target from point blank range

  • 34'

    Alex Kavanagh and Erica Burke are both booked after an altercation between the two of them

  • 29'

    GOAL! It's Shels who lead. A great move down the right between Keenan and Murray ends with a cross from Murray who finds Saoirse Noonan to volley in the opener.

  • 26'

    Kelly gets down well to deny a header from Saoirse Noonan

  • 24'

    Graham with a long range effort but it's straight at Kelly

  • 23'

    Game has quietened once again, Shelbourne beginning to see more of the ball

  • 12'

    Lisa Murphy shoots from a free-kick and clips the outside of the post

  • 11'

    A fairly even opening 10, neither side has been able to create anything it's been a battle of the two midfields so far

  • 1'

    We are underway at Dalymount

  • Teams are in

  • Bohs will come into this one with some confidence, having beaten Treaty United 4-0 last week. However, it was just their second win of the season in what has been an underwhelming campaign so far

  • It's North Dublin derby day here at Dalymount. Shels will be looking to maintain their lead at the top of the table in what will be there second Dublin derby in a week. They beat Peamount 1-0 last Saturday at Tolka Park

  • My name is Seán Crosbie and I will be keeping you up to date on all the action from Dalymount. Kick-off is just an hour away.

  • Hello and welcome to FinalWhistle.ie's coverage of this evening's WNL clash between Bohemian FC and Shelbourne

Bohemians

20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender
6Lisa Murphy Midfielder
7Kira Bates Crosbie Midfielder
8Ciara Maher 14 Defender
9Erica Burke 25 Forward 34'
11Abbie Brophy 23 Forward
13Sinead Taylor Forward
16Danielle Murray 12 Defender
17Katie Lovely Defender
18Bronagh Kane 22 Forward
1Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
12Aoife Robinson 16 Forward
14Hannah Tobin Jones 8
15Fiona Ryan Defender
23Abbie O’Hara 11 Defender
22Lara Phipps 18 Midfielder
21Izzy Chambers Midfielder
24Sadhbh Moran
25Eimear Quinn 9

Shelbourne

1Amanda Budden Goalkeeper
3Jessie Stapleton Defender
2Jessica Gargan Defender
4Pearl Slattery Defender
6Alex Kavanagh 11 Midfielder 34'
8Rachel Graham Defender
10Noelle Murray Forward 65'
11Saoirse Noonan 18 Forward 29'
12Keeva Keenan 15 Defender
7Jessica Ziu 17 Midfielder 58'
14Chloe Mustaki 13 Defender
5Shauna Fox Defender
9Abbie Larkin Forward
11Megan Smyth-Lynch 6 Forward
13Leah Doyle 14 Defender
15Jemma Quinn 12 Forward
16Lia O’Leary Forward
17Taylor White 7 Forward
18Aoife Kelly 11 Midfielder
30Katie Keane Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 11)
1 - 4
Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Round 6)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Round 1)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 26)
1 - 3
Women's National League
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Series 17)
3 - 2
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 8)
0 - 1
Women's National League
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Series 14)
1 - 3
Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 3)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 5)
2 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

Ground

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

Seán is a final year Journalism student in DCU.