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Date Time League Season
13 August 2022 5:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Athlone keep pressure on Shels with win in Cork

Athlone Town picked up their third win in five weeks over Cork City with a 2-1 win in Turner's Cross this evening.

A Madison Gibson brace proved to be enough. Cristina Dring got one for the hosts, but the difference in finishing decided this one.

Cork threatened from set pieces early on, as in the 4th minute, Laura Shine met a corner and hit the bar. The ball bounced downwards and a goalmouth scramble ensued, but Athlone survived.

Athlone would then take the lead slightly against the run of play. In the 18th minute, Nadine Seward was dispossessed. Cork looked for a foul, but the ref waved play on.

Scarlett Heron played through Madison Gibson who finished into the roof of the net. Like last week, Cork hadn’t made their possession count.

For the rest of the half, Cork would get chances from Laura Shine shooting over and a Danielle Burke flick from a corner. The second half proved more fruitful.

Firstly though, Athlone nearly had a second. A Kelsey Munroe free wasn’t dealt with by Abby McCarthy and the ball found its way to Muireann Devaney whose effort was saved. The rebound fell to Gibson, whose effort was blocked on the line by Seward.

This paid off, as the equaliser came four minutes later. Once again, a corner caused Athlone problems, as Becky Cassin rose highest. Cork hit the bar again but this time the ball fell right to the feet of Cristina Dring for a tap in. Given the pressure, this was a fair reward.

Just after the hour mark however, it looked like the joy would be short-lived. Jessica Hennessy met an Athlone corner and after her header was blocked, her follow up was deemed to have been handballed by Zara Foley.

Emily Corbet stepped up to the spot but her effort was tame and just to her right of McCarthy. McCarthy saved the penalty and it was starting to look like Cork could nick something.

With 15 minutes to go however, a long Coombes kickout resulted in a headed one two between Gibson and Kellie Brennan, who came on for Corbet. The latter played the former through and much like the first goal, Gibson went through and finished into the roof of the net.

Cork would pressure Athone for the last 15, but it proved to be not enough. Athlone maintain their place in third.

  • 95'

    Full time.

  • 90'

    Five minutes added on.

  • 75'

    Goal! Athlone retake the lead after a Coombes kickout results in an aerial one two between Gibson and Breenan, with the former getting a through ball and finishing into the roof of the net!

  • 63'

    It's saved! Corbet goes to McCarthy's right and she guesses right, getting down and catching the ball!

  • 62'

    Penalty Athlone! Hennessy gets a rebound after a block and the ref decides a Cork hand blocked it!

  • 55'

    Goal! The hosts equalise after a corner is met by Cassin, her header hits the bar and the rebound is put in by Dring!

  • 51'

    Sequence of chances for Athlone. A Kelsey Munroe free isn't dealt with by McCarthy and it eventually comes to Devaney on the edge of the box. Her effort is saved and Gibson gets the rebound, only for Siward to defend well.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • 45'

    Hennessy gets her head on a corner but it's cleared. Proves to be the last action of the half.

  • 45'

    Danielle Burke goes close with a flick from a corner. Cork just can't seem to put it in, but they're creating.

  • 31'

    Muireann Devaney is played through and Abby McCarthy storms off her line to play the role of sweeper keeper and does well. Athlone can't make anything of the pieces.

  • 28'

    Laura Shine turns and gets a shot off, but it's just too high.

  • 25'

    Floated ball comes in from Donnelly and Coombes comes to collect it, but drops it in the process. Another slight goalmouth scramble ensues but once again Athlone survive.

  • 18'

    Goal! Athlone dispossess Cork and a through to ball Maddie Gibson allows her to finish to give Athlone the lead!

  • 15'

    Shine puts in a good ball and Dring is in a good position, but juts can't get to it. Good start from the hosts.

  • 4'

    Massive chance. City swing in a corner and Shine hits the bar, with the ball bouncing down and a goalmouth scramble ensuing. Athlone survive the attack though.

  • 1'

    We're underway.

  • The Cork City team is now in.

  • These two sides have faced each other twice in just over a month, and on both occasions Cork made Athlone work hard for the win. The Leesiders will be hoping home advantage can swing things their way today.

  • Hello and welcome to finalwhistle.ie for live updates of today's WNL clash between Cork City and Athlone Town, I'm Sean Comber and I'll be updating you throughout.

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
3Danielle Burke Defender
5Zara Foley Defender
7Nadine Seward 27 Forward
9Christina Dring 30 Forward 55'
36'
14Aoibhinn Donnelly 19 Forward
16Laura Shine Forward
18Becky Cassin 25 Midfielder
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
24Lauren Walsh Defender
31Heidi Mackin Defender
Katie Irwin Goalkeeper
2Nathalie O’Brien Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
8Kate O’Donovan Midfielder
11Shaunagh McCarthy Defender
17Riona Crowley Defender
19Orlaith Deasy 14 Defender
25Lauren Singleton 18 Defender
27Ellie O’Brien 7 Midfielder
30Fiana Bradley 9 Forward

Athlone Town

1Niamh Coombes Goalkeeper
3Kayleigh Shine 22 Defender
5Jessica Hennessy Midfielder
6Muireann Devaney Midfielder
7Gillian Keenan Forward
9Emily Corbet 10 Forward
12Maddison Gibson Midfielder 18', 75'
13Kelsey Munroe 19 Defender
14Roisin Molloy 21 Midfielder
17Scarlett Herron Midfielder
18Kate Slevin Midfielder
10Kellie Brennan 9 Forward
19Mairead Teehan 13
22Melissa O’Kane 3 Midfielder
21Emma McGrath 14 Defender

Past Meetings

(Quarter Final)
2 - 0
FAI Women's Cup
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Round 27)
6 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Round 15)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Round 9)
1 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Round 15)
1 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Round 7)
4 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Series 23)
2 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Series 21)
3 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Series 14)
2 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Series 12)
0 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Series 5)
2 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Series 3)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Series 7)
2 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

Ground

Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland

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