Date Time League Season
4 June 2022 5:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Athlone get back to winning ways

Athlone Town got back to winning ways following a 2-1 win over Bohemians in Lissywollen today. It took a while for the deadlock to be broken, but goals in quick succession from Emily Corbet and Roisin Molloy after the 70th minute saw the town to all three points. An Erica Burke penalty with two to go did little to change the outcome

This got off to a hectic start. Just two minutes in, Athlone won a penalty. A poor touch from Annemarie Byrne was seized upon by Roisin Molloy, who drove at goal. Her effort was parried but only as far as Kellie Brennan, who was fouled.

Emily Corbet, who’s been reliable from the spot this season, stepped up. Surprisingly though she blazed over, keeping it 0-0.

Around the 15 minute mark, Bohs started to threaten. Lisa Murphy hit a free straight at Coombes, Rebecca Cooke struck over following a nice one-two and then Bronagh Kane hit the woodwork.

This came from Kane latching onto a loose ball just outside the box and trying to catch Coombes at her near post, but only finding said post.

In the 37th minute, Kane found herself without luck again. She tested Coombes from range and Coombes tipped onto the bar. Again close, but no cigar.

In the second half Rebecca Cooke threatened Athlone. Firstly, she latched onto a poor touch from Kayleigh Shine and went through, but sent it over.

About ten minutes later, she went through again and Kelsey Munroe ushered her off the ball. She went down and Bohs appealed for a penalty, but the ref waved claims away.

It took two minutes for Athlone to win it. Following Brennan hitting the bar, Athlone had a corner. It was swung to the back post and headed across, where Corbet met it to make up for the early penalty miss.

From the kickoff, they went down the left wing. The ball was played across the area and Roisin Molloy met it, finding the net thanks to a deflection off Ciara Maher. In the blink of an eye, it seemed over.

Bohs made it nervy near the end however. Chloe Darby was pushed in the box from a cross and the ref pointed to the spot. Erica Burke stepped up and although her initial penalty was saved, she hit the rebound into an empty net.

Bohs pressed near the end but to no avail. Athlone will take the points and move.

  • 93'

    Full time.

  • 90'

    Three added on.

  • 87'

    Burke scores a rebound after Coombes saves. 2-1.

  • 87'

    Penalty Bohs. Handball.

  • 72'

    Goal! Molloy doubles the lead instantly!

  • 71'

    Goal! Corbet gives Athlone the lead!

  • 70'

    Chance! Corbet is played through and cushions it down to Brennan who smacks the bar!

  • 66'

    Cooke is through but Munroe arrives and ushers her off the ball. She goes down and Bohs want a penalty, but the ref isn't having it.

  • 56'

    Cooke latches onto a poor back pass from Shine but sends it over.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 37'

    Kane hits the woodwork again! Tries one from range and Coombes tips onto the bar.

  • 33'

    Game has gone flat.

  • 23'

    Cooke works herself into a shooting position but it's straightforward for Coombes.

  • 15'

    Bronagh Kane strikes the post! Bohs coming into it.

  • 14'

    Cooke works a nice one-two and tries her luck, but the effort is well over.

  • 13'

    Lisa Murphy tests Coombes from range with a free but it's right at her.

  • 3'

    Molloy pounced on a bad touch by Byrne and ran at goal, forcing the save. The rebound came to Kellie Brennan, who was bundled over. Corbet stepped up but sent it way over.

  • 2'

    Corbett blazes it over! Collectors item right there.

  • 2'

    Early penalty for Athlone!

  • 1'

    And we're off.

  • Teams come out of the tunnel.

  • Teams are in.

  • Athlone are looking to respond to their unbeaten streak being snapped against Wexford last week whilst Bohs are looking to build on a 2-1 win over Peamount. Should be a good game.

  • Hello and welcome to for live updates of today's WNL clash between Athlone Town and Bohemians, I'm Sean Comber and I'll be taking you through this evening's proceedings.

Athlone Town

1Niamh Coombes Goalkeeper
3Kayleigh Shine Defender
5Jessica Hennessy Midfielder 12'
6Muireann Devaney 12 Midfielder
7Gillian Keenan Forward
9Emily Corbet 15 Forward 71'
10Kellie Brennan Forward
11Laurie Ryan Midfielder
13Kelsey Munroe Defender
14Roisin Molloy Midfielder 72'
22Melissa O’Kane Midfielder
16Bonnie McKiernan Goalkeeper
12Sophie Liston 6 Forward
15Lucy Jayne Grant 9 Forward
17Hope Glynn
19Emma Barrett Defender
20Aoife Murphy O’Connor
21Ciara O’Neill


20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne 5 Defender
6Lisa Murphy Midfielder
7Kira Bates Crosbie Midfielder
8Ciara Maher Defender
9Erica Burke Forward 88'
11Abbie Brophy Forward
13Sinead Taylor 12 Forward
17Katie Lovely Defender
18Bronagh Kane 10 Forward
26Rebecca Cooke Midfielder
1Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
5Isobel Finnegan 2 Forward
10Chloe Darby 18 Midfielder
12Aoife Robinson 13 Forward
14Hannah Tobin Jones
21Izzy Chambers Midfielder
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
24Sadhbh Moran
25Lara Phipps Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 2)
1 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Athlone Town

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

Athlone Town v Bohemian FC

(Series 18)
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


Athlone Town Stadium
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