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Date Time League Season
27 July 2022 7:45 pm Women's National League 2022

Match Report

Stalemate in Tolka Park as Shelbourne drop points again at home to Bohemians

It ended scoreless in Tolka Park in the Dublin Derby between Bohemians and Shelbourne tonight. Both teams struggled to create major chances in a very evenly matched game which ebbed and followed throughout.

Shelbourne started the better of the two sides as their league positions would’ve indicated, but this Shels team despite their dominance have struggled at home as of late so getting on the front foot early was important for the Reds.

It took until the 20th minute for the first major chance of the game. Lisa Murphy of Bohs was booked for a deliberate handball which might have saved a major chance as Noelle Murray was in. Megan Lynch stepped up and rattled the resulting free-kick off the bar. 

Coming up on the half-hour mark there was not much to report between the teams, with a couple speculative efforts from distance the only challenges for either keeper. 

As Bohemians found their feet and pushed forward, a quick turnover saw Gemma Quinn played in behind by Murray off the break which produced the first real test to Kelly in the Bohs net but she was equal to it. 

Burke won the ball back at the edge of the Shels box through some great work but her shot went just over. Momentum boosting from the Bohs captain looking to get her side into the game. 

Following Burke’s good work, Bohemians started to create chances. Brophy crossed from the right onto the head of Cooke whose header landed on the roof of the net. 

Shels pushed on towards the end of the half but it remained scoreless at the break in an entertaining opening 45 minutes. Shelbourne 0-0 Bohemians. 

The second half continued where the first left off, with both sides struggling to create any clear-cut chances and a lot of the play in the middle third. 

Despite Bohs playing well the first major action for either keeper in the half was for Kelly in the Bohs net, who saved well from Lynch whose edge of the box volley required her to be sharp. 

New singing Emma Starr made her first appearance for the Reds with about 15 minutes to play in the game. 

Neither side created much as they both seemed to tire out in the late stages of the game with both having played on Saturday.

Full-time scoreline, Shelbourne 0-0 Bohemians.

  • 90'

    Full-time in Tolka Park. Scoreless.

  • 90'

    Into added time in Tolka Park.

  • 89'

    Shels change, Glennon replaces Lynch.

  • 87'

    Despite their league positions, both teams have a similar record in their previous five, and there has been not much between them tonight.

  • 81'

    In the final ten minutes now, Shelbourne looking to push on and get a late winner after making three changes.

  • 75'

    Shels new signing Emma Starr also on for Leah Doyle

  • 75'

    Keeva Keenan is on for Shelbourne, replacing Jemma Quinn.

  • 73'

    Bohs causing Shels some problems at the back as Shelbourne look to slow the game down to regain momentum.

  • 70'

    Bohs change, Aoife Robinson on for Chloe Darby.

  • 68'

    Chance! Kelly saves well from Megan Lynch whose left-footed volley required Kelly to be sharp.

  • 63'

    Shelbourne make the first change. Shauna Fox comes on for Alex Kavanagh.

  • 63'

    Still deadlocked beyond the hour mark, this game could go either way yet.

  • 54'

    Rachel Graham ventures forward and picks up the ball at the edge of the box, shooting just over the Bohs bar.

  • 46'

    After some football issues the second half is underway, no changes on either side.

  • 46'

    Half time in Tolka Park, Shelbourne 0-0 Bohemians. Second half to come.

  • 46'

    1 minute added on at the end of the half.

  • 45'

    Lynch pulls back to Gargan who shoots over, Shels trying to push at the end of the half.

  • 38'

    Major chance for Bohs! Rebecca Cooke's header lands on the roof of the net after a great Brophy cross found her in space.

  • 37'

    Burke wins the ball back at the edge of the Shels box through some great work but her shot goes over. Momentum building for Bohemians.

  • 35'

    Gemma Quinn played in behind by Murray off the break produces the first real test to Kelly in the Bohs net but she was equal to it. The Reds capitalise on Bohemians coming forward.

  • 32'

    Just past the half-hour mark, no major opportunities to report since Shels struck the bar. A couple of long shots not causing much trouble.

  • 27'

    Stapleton receiving treatment after coming off the worst on a 50/50, which her teammates are using to regroup and get some fluids on board.

  • 23'

    The reds continuing to put Bohs on the back foot here who've struggled to hold possession.

  • 19'

    Megan Lynch rattles the crossbar from the free kick! The first major chance of the game.

  • 19'

    Lisa Murphy booked for a deliberate hand ball, Murray could've been through for Shels.

  • 13'

    Finnegan swings in Bohs first corner but it is dealt with easily.

  • 12'

    Rebecca Cooke, a former Shels player, shoots from range but it just goes over the bar. An ambitious effort to say the least!

  • 10'

    Larkin tried to play Quinn down the line as Shels got behind the Bohs backline but Quinn is called for offside.

  • 9'

    Great to see a crowd behind the goal Shels are playing into getting behind the team as the Reds press further.

  • 8'

    Shels win the first corner of the game.

  • 5'

    Shelbourne on top in the early stages here as both teams feel their way into the tie.

  • 1'

    Underway in Tolka Park!

  • Shelbourne are looking to bounce back from a disappointing home display against Athlone at the weekend, likewise for Bohs, who conceded twice late in Wexford.

  • Both teams in the lineups section are confirmed, with Shels welcoming new signings Starr, Glennon, and Maguire tonight, all feature on the bench.

  • Good evening all, my name is Sam Mansfield and I will be keeping you up to date with the WNL Dublin Derby clash of Shels and Bohs, due to get underway in about 15 minutes.

Shelbourne

1Amanda Budden Goalkeeper
2Jessica Gargan Defender
3Jessie Stapleton Defender
4Pearl Slattery Defender
6Alex Kavanagh 5 Midfielder
8Rachel Graham Defender
9Abbie Larkin Forward
10Noelle Murray Forward
11Megan Smyth-Lynch 14 Forward
13Leah Doyle 21 Defender
15Jemma Quinn 12 Forward
20Amanda McQuillan Goalkeeper
1Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
17Taylor White Forward
Kate O’Dowd Midfielder
21Emma Starr 13 Midfielder
14Izzy Glennon 11 Midfielder
12Keeva Keenan 15 Defender
5Shauna Fox 6 Defender
Nia Hannon Defender

Bohemians

20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
6Lisa Murphy Midfielder 19'
7Kira Bates Crosbie Midfielder
9Erica Burke Forward
10Chloe Darby 12 Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
15Rachel Doyle Midfielder
17Katie Lovely Defender
26Rebecca Cooke Midfielder
32Molly O’Brien Goalkeeper
3Katie Burdis Defender
12Aoife Robinson 10 Forward
18Bronagh Kane Forward
19Niamh Prior Defender
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
28Oleta Griffin Defender
29Erin Phelan Midfielder
30Freya Roche Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 20)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Round 10)
0 - 3
Women's National League
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(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

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