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Date Time League Season
17 September 2022 6:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Bohemians strike late to beat Waves in Dublin Derby

Bohemians snatched the three points with a late 2-1 victory at Dalymount Park thanks to a late penalty from Chloe Darby.

DLR Waves were left to regret dropping the points in what had been an impressive game for the visiting team.

Abbie Brophy's wonderful, well-placed goal just before halftime gave the home team the lead despite being under intense pressure for the majority of the first half.

The game appeared to be headed for a draw until Darby converted a late penalty. DLR had answered in kind with a well-taken goal from Mia Dodd in the first minutes of the second half.

The first-half opportunities belonged to DLR with Mia Dodd's strike forcing a save from Rachel Kelly in the Bohemian goal. Sarah McKevitt also went close but her effort sailed over the bar. The next challenge Kelly had to face in the Bohemians' goal was an attack from Carla McManus, but her shot narrowly missed the target.

Abbie Brophy had an opportunity to open the scoring as he waited for a Chloe Darby pass to meet her but Eve Banada in the Waves goal stopped it at the last second. She would get a second bite of the cherry in the next attack. 

Abbie Brophy would collect a great pass from Erica Burke as she hammered it past Bandana to score the game's first goal after Burke stole the ball from Lynn Craven on the edge of the defence in the build-up. 

The lead was not to last long as Mia Dodd struck the ball on the half volley inside the box after a defensive clearance failed to clear and dropped to her as her effort found the back of the net. In what was her fifth goal of the season it was the perfect response for Graham Kelly's side. 

The game looked as if he was heading for a stalemate but for late drama that resulted in a penalty. Despite consistent phases for attacking play from DLR, it was Bohemians that were to take the late lead. 

A cross from Abbie Brophy was met by Erica Burke and the intended target clashed with Bandana in the DLR goal area. The referee pointed to the spot and Chloe Darby slotted the ball past Bandana to seal the tie and Bohemians' first win over DLR in their league history. 

  • 90'

    FULL TIME: Bohemians snatched the three points with a late 2-1 victory at Dalymount Park thanks to a late penalty from Chloe Darby. DLR Waves were left to regret dropping the points in what had been an impressive game for the visiting team. Abbie Brophy's wonderful, well-placed goal just before halftime gave the home team the lead despite being under intense pressure for the majority of the first half. The game appeared to be headed for a draw until Darby converted a late penalty. DLR had answered in kind with a well-taken goal from Mia Dodd in the first minutes of the second half.

  • 87'

    Chloe Darby makes no mistake from the spot and gives Bohs the lead in the 87th minute!

  • 83'

    PENALTY: Eve Bandanda and Erica Burke crossed from an Abbie Brophy cross and its a penalty to Bohemians!

  • 80'

    Both teams pushing for a winner here but a lot of broken play as both sides are looking to get an attacking phase together.

  • 75'

    DLR make another change as Sarah McKevitt is withdrawn and is replaced by Kerri Letmon.

  • 71'

    Eve Bandada was alert to the danger of the onrushing Abbie Brophy as she cuts the ball from the striker's run and cleared the ball with ease.

  • 67'

    The second change for the home side is Erin Phelan comes on for Rachel Doyle for Bohemians.

  • 65'

    CHANCE: What a chance for DLR as Mia Dodd feeds the ball to Joy Ralph and the hooked ball over the keeper and lands on the roof of the net.

  • 63'

    SUB: A double change for the away side as Avril Brierley and Joy Ralph replace Carla McManus and Kate Mooney.

  • 62'

    CHANCE: Mia Dodd with an excellent shot that was covered by Kelly but it just went wide.

  • 60'

    Referee Mark Patchell has pulled up Isobel Finnegan for a foul throw - this is the second time the Bohemians defender has been pulled up for this.

  • 52'

    Substitution for Bohemians as Annmarie Byrne replaces Niamh Prior early in the second half.

  • 47'

    GOAL: What a response for DLR! Dodd hits the half volley inside the box after a clearance drops to her and it finds the back of the net. That is the fifth goal for the season now for DLR's number 20.

  • 46'

    We are back for the second half

  • 45'

    HALF TIME: Bohemians were under serious pressure with Sarah McKevitt proving to be a thorn in the side for most of the first half but it is Abbie Brophy who has opened the scoring to give Bohemians the lead.

  • 45'

    That is Brophy's fifth goal in five games after great work by Erica Burke.

  • 42'

    GOAL: Erica Burke steals the ball from Lynn Craven and sends in an excellent ball to Abbie Brophy and she slams it past Bandana! Out of Nowhere!

  • 35'

    CHANCE: Mia Dodd's free kick is followed all the way in by Carla McManus and but she couldn't make the vital connection to send it past Kelly.

  • 32'

    After a flurry of chances for both sides, the game has calmed down a bit here. Bohemians looking to have taken on a lot of pressure and coming out the better for it.

  • 25'

    SAVE: Katie Malone followed in a cross from Sarah McKevitt at the back post and her toe poke looked goal bound only for an excellent save from Rachel Kelly.

  • 22'

    SAVE: Despite Aoife Brophy waiting for the pass Eve Bandana stops a certain goal as Chloe Darby's break into the area was blocked just at the vital time.

  • 17'

    CHANCE: Sarah McKevitt with another chance as she picks the ball of Katie Burdis and she passes the ball to Carla McManus whose effort just goes wide.

  • 16'

    CHANCE: Sarah McKevitt with a great chance to DLR ahead but her effort just goes over the bar! So close for the away side.

  • 11'

    CHANCE: A snapshot from Mia Dodd sees her force a save from Rachel Kelly in the Bohemian\'s goal but the keeper was equal to it.

  • 8'

    Bohemians and DLR have had opportunities to press forward but neither has tested the respective keepers. This is going to be an evenly matched contest once more.

  • 3'

    CHANCE: Sarah McKevitt from DLR sends in a dangerous cross and it evades Rachel Kelly in the Bohemians goal and it bounces at the back post but it goes wide.

  • 1'

    The first sight of the goal falls to Aoife Brophy for DLR Waves but her effort goes high over the bar. It never looked like troubling the keeper.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF: We are underway at Dalymount Park. DLR gets the game underway.

  • Both the previous encounters between these sides have ended in 0-0 - here is hoping for a few goals today.

  • There will be a minute's silence before today's game - is this after the passing of first team nutritionist for DLR Luke Doherty

  • And here are the teams! Both sides walking out onto Dalymount Park and we are minutes away from the action.

  • Conditions at Dalymount Park are perfect with the pitch in excellent condition. The teams have returned to the dressing rooms for the final instructions from the respective managers.

  • TEAM NEWS: For DLR Waves one change from last week sees Carla McManus replace Kerri Letmon who drops to the bench.

  • Good Evening Ladies and gentlemen - Ciaran Callan here at FinalWhistle HQ bringing you live and up-to-date coverage of today's WNL clash between Bohemians and DLR Waves.

Bohemians

20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
3Katie Burdis Defender
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
6Lisa Murphy Midfielder
7Kira Bates Crosbie Midfielder
9Erica Burke 12 Forward
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward 42'
15Rachel Doyle 31 Midfielder
17Katie Lovely Defender
19Niamh Prior 2 Defender
2Annemarie Byrne 19 Defender
12Aoife Robinson 9 Forward
13Sinead Taylor Forward
18Bronagh Kane Forward
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
25Eimear Quinn
28Oleta Griffin Defender
31Erin Phelan 15 Midfielder

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
2Nicole Keogh Defender
3Lynn Craven Defender
4Louise Corrigan Defender
6Fiona Donnelly Midfielder
10Katie Malone Forward
13Aoife Brophy Defender
15Carla McManus 27 Forward
20Mia Dodd Midfielder 87'
23Kate Mooney 16 Forward
26Sarah McKevitt 9 Forward
1Rugile Auskalnyte Goalkeeper
9Kerri Letmon 26 Forward
11Catherine Cronin Midfielder
16Avril Brierley 23 Midfielder
19Robyn Bolger Forward
21Jane McKevitt Defender
25Shauna Carroll Midfielder
27Joy Ralph 15 Forward
30Neema Nyangasi Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 14)
0 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Bohemian FC

(Round 6)
0 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v DLR Waves

(Series 24)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Bohemian FC

(First Round)
0 - 3
FAI Women's Cup
Dalymount Park

Bohemians v DLR Waves

(Series 15)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v DLR Waves

(Series 6)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Bohemian FC

(Series 1 - Group 2)
0 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v DLR Waves

(Series 7)
0 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Bohemian FC

Ground

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

Ciaran Callan is a part-time sports journalist based in Dundalk, Co. Louth. He has more than 10 year’s experience working with media companies including both extensive radio broadcasting experience along with print and digital media reporting for the SSE Airtricity League as well digital media work with the national sports company eirSport. He joined FinalWhistle in February 2021 as is their main correspondent for Dundalk Football Club.