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Date Time League Season
14 May 2022 5:00 pm Women's National League 2022

Match Report

Famous Five for Athlone at Peamount

Athlone Town produced a gutsy and clinical performance to beat second placed Peamount United 1-0 courtesy of an Emily Corbet strike at PRL Park for their fifth consecutive league victory.

The result moves them level on points with United who fall further behind leaders Shebourne. Despite creating an avalanche of chances, the Peas rarely troubled away keeper Niamh Coombes.

Although they were dominated by possession and chances, Athlone’s Corbet showed her class with a ruthless finish after Muireann Devaney played her in.

Athlone arrived as the more in-form team following four successive victories. But it was Peamount who bossed the first half. Stephanie Roche, Jetta Berrill and Chloe Maloney all went close with headers from Tara O’Hanlon’s wicked corner deliveries.

Corbet who scored against Cork last week, continued her fine form, calmly dispatching the ball into the net from Devaney’s neat pass. Her potency there made it her ninth goal of the season already.

Aine O’Gorman’s direct running posed a threat and from a Berrill cross, Sadhbh Doyle headed over. Yet Corbet was increasingly prominent in the match providing a huge outlet for the away side.

And this threat was further illustrated by Athlone creating and subsequently, butchering two one-on-one situations, Corbet and Gillian Keenan effortlessly finding space to sneak in behind only to rue inaccurate finishing.

Peamount huffed and puffed, bombarding Coombes and co with long-range efforts and set piece deliveries. Doyle forced a save before Lauryn O’Callaghan’s header was so near to crossing the goal line. Athlone though demonstrated superb game-management, drawing the sting from the hosts as they perfected the “take the ball to the corner” injury time tactic.

This result sees them pull level with the Peas. And despite being behind on goal difference, this their 5th consecutive win in gritty fashion, keeps their momentum rolling in style.

Successive 1-0 losses for Peamount meanwhile could prove a significant obstacle to overcome. And one they must hurdle if they are to stay apace at the top of the WNL.

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  • The highlight of injury time being Athlone nailing the "take it to the corner flag" tactic

  • Full Time: Peamount United-0 Athlone Town-1

  • 87'

    Peamount pushing hard. O'Gorman has shot over. Doyle has worked Coombes from range and just now Lauryn O'Callaghan has a header icnhes from crossing the line!

  • 80'

    Doonan

  • 80'

    O'Hanlon

  • 78'

    Peamount penning Athlone back in their own half but the away defence is holding firm for now

  • 68'

    E McLaughlin

  • 68'

    Berill

  • 66'

    Another golden chance, Athlone should be more than 1-0 up! Gillian Keenan this time goes through but lashes wide. Two big let offs for Peamount

  • 64'

    Chance for Athlone! Devaney finds Corbet who sprints into the area, leaves poor Maloney for dead on the floor and then curls a shot just just wide. It wouldn't have been surprising had that nestled in the top corner

  • 59'

    So close for Peamount! O'Gorman does terrifically once again out wide, dizzying the defenders with her footwork. Her pullback found Roache who could only prod it over the top

  • 57'

    More open in this half, the counterattacking threat of Corbet for Athlone is becoming more and more noticeable

  • 57'

    Following a corner, Doyle lashes a shot marginally wide for the hosts

  • 49'

    Crucial intervention by Karen Duggan to prevent Corbet having a one-on-one

  • 48'

    Kayleigh Shine and Emily Corbet both going close to doubling Athlone's lead early in the second half!

  • 46'

    Second half has started, the visitors 1-0 up as it stands

  • 45'

    Half Time: Peamount United-0 Athlone Town-1. Emily Corbet's strike the difference so far. Join us for the second half coming up

  • Kelsey Munroe's corner for the visitors ruffles the side netting

  • 40'

    Really nice move from the hosts. Slick interplay between Alannah McEvoy and Berrill allows the latter to whip in a cross which Sadhbh Doyle heads just over at the back stick

  • 36'

    Corbet proving a real handful for the Peamount defence, holding up effectively and pressing relentlessly

  • 29'

    Athlone seeing a bit more of the ball now but O'Gorman has the next opportunity for Peamount, flashing an effort past the post

  • 21'

    Would you look at that! Having been utterly dominated in these early stages, Athlone are ahead! Muireann Devaney prods a smart pass into Emily Corbet and in the form of she's in, makes it look like an effortless finish. Her 9th goal of the season already

  • 18'

    All Peas at the moment. Aine O'Gorman does brilliantly to get a cross in but Jetta Berrill can only shoot straight at Athlone keeper Niamh Coombes

  • 12'

    Another O'Hanlan corner, another Peamount chance. This time, defender Chloe Maloney flicks a header narrowly wide

  • 10'

    Peamount starting on top, Stephanie Roache has headed just over from a Tara O'Hanlan corner

  • Underway!

  • Teams emerging now, Kick off imminent

  • Kick off in just under 20 minutes

  • Hi there, I'm Rory Morrow and welcome to our live coverage of Peamount United against Athlone Town in the WNL tonight. Kick off is at 5

Peamount United

1Niamh Reid-Burke Goalkeeper
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
5Chloe Moloney Defender
18Tara O’Hanlon 21 Defender
7Jetta Berrill 20 Midfielder
8Sadhbh Doyle Midfielder
16Karen Duggan Midfielder
9Alannah McEvoy Forward
10Stephanie Roche Forward
11Aine O’Gorman Forward
Summer Lawless Goalkeeper
Scarlett Herron
20Erin McLaughlin 7 Forward
21Michelle Doonan 18 Forward
22Sarah Power
24Rebekah Carroll Defender

Athlone Town

1Niamh Coombes Goalkeeper
2Fiona Owens Defender
3Kayleigh Shine Defender
13Kelsey Munroe Defender
5Jessica Hennessy Midfielder
6Muireann Devaney Midfielder
7Gillian Keenan Forward
9Emily Corbet Forward 21'
11Laurie Ryan Midfielder
14Roisin Molloy Midfielder
22Melissa O’Kane Midfielder
16Bonnie McKiernan Goalkeeper
10Kellie Brennan Forward
15Lucy Jane Grant Forward
23Rita Lang Midfielder
24Cayla Fletcher

Past Meetings

(Round 6)
1 - 2
Women's National League
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Peamount United

(Series 24)
4 - 0
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Athlone Town

(Series 15)
1 - 2
Women's National League
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Peamount United

(Series 6)
6 - 0
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Athlone Town

(Series 5)
8 - 0
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Athlone Town

Ground

PRL Park
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