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Date Time League Season
11 September 2021 2:00 pm Women's National League 2021

Match Report

Bohs deliver against Cork

Bohemians got past the struggling Cork City today with relative ease in a 2-0 victory at the Oscar Traynor Centre.

It was a scrappy game with few great chances but an Erica Burke penalty and a Lisa Murphy wonder strike did the necessary for Sean Byrne’s Gypsies.

Bohs always had most of the ball but they would only find the breakthrough in the 50th minute when Burke slotted the penalty before Murphy added the second in the 78th minute.

It might not have been the most beautiful win, but it was pragmatic football from the North Dublin side, and it was a vital three points. They showed hints of nice football in the first half through the likes of Chloe Darby and Abbie Brophy out wide; however they lacked that bit of incision.

What they did do though was manage the rest of the half and the game in a way that meant they were always the team most likely to get the breakthrough. They stayed solid at the back and never gave Cork any space on the break. Lisa Murphy in particular was quality in the middle of the park, both going forward and breaking up counter attacks.

As for the rebels, apart from a few short spells of possession they never really got going and never threatened Courtney Maguire. Becky Cassin was always going to be their goal threat but she struggled to get involved. Eva Mangan was set up to be the outlet ball for Cassin but she was consistently drowned out by the home midfield.

A penalty in the 50th minute was probably just what the hosts needed in this type of game. The more the game went on scoreless the more you wondered was it the City’s day. Erica Burke was brought down and proceeded to slot it past Abbie McCarthy, giving Bohs just the breather they needed.

The next minute proceeded to be the most frantic of a quiet game as Cork went up the other end and won a penalty of their own. However top scorer and Captain Cassin hit a surprisingly tame spot kick and Maguire was able to almost gather it up.

From here on Ronan Collins’ rebels looked somewhat lost and the game started to feel like a matter of how many Bohs could add. Murphy did just that with her strike from distance in the 78th minute and the game finished in a comfortable but hugely important win

  • Full Time in Dublin. Bohemians 2-0 Cork City

  • 89'

    One minute left of normal time and the visitors never really got going since the first goal. The pace of the game has died down since the second and Bohs look to be rounding off the afternoon with ease and an important three points

  • 78'

    Lisa Murphy deservedly gets her goal today after a brilliant hit from distance! 2-0 Bohs

  • 63'

    Sean Byrne\'s Bohs starting to look more comfortable just past the hour mark. You get the feeling if they get a second it will be game over and they don\'t look far off it.

  • 59'

    Lisa Murphy is unlucky not to double the lead for the North Dubliners as her effort following a breaking corner cracks the bar

  • 57'

    Ronan Collins makes a sub as his team now trail. Lauren Walsh replaces Leah Murphy

  • 52'

    The rebels captain Cassin misses the penalty uncharacteristically. A weak effort and an easy save for Courtney Maguire

  • 51'

    Cork go and win a penalty of their own just a minute later in dramatic fashion

  • 50'

    Burke takes it herself and slots it. 1-0 to the home side. Cork's disciplined defending goes unrewarded

  • 49'

    Penalty for the Gypsies as Erica Burke is brought down!

  • 45'

    Cork get us underway again in the second half

  • Half-Time and it remains 0-0. The game still as hard to predict at the break as it was at kick off

  • 45'

    Free for Cork right on the edge of the box as Christina Dring is fouled. They have looked dangerous from set pieces today as well

  • 43'

    Good chance for the rebels there as a deep ball came in from Nathalie O'Brien and the resulting header went just over

  • 33'

    Sun peeping out now in Dublin with half an hour gone and still no major incident in this one. Neither side has had that cutting edge. Plenty of over and under hit balls. The hosts have been the slightly better side but if the carries on in this vain it will gradually start to suit Cork

  • 23'

    The visitors are struggling to build any momentum here. The Gypsies controlling most of the ball as expected before hand and also starting to find some rhythm in the final third

  • 14'

    Huge opportunity for Sophie Watters who found a yard on the edge of the six but her shot was tame and Abbie McCarthy saved

  • 13'

    No big chances so far but Bohs are putting on some good early pressure through Erica Burke and forcing the City backwards

  • 5'

    Quite a fast pace start to this one. Both teams looking to use the flanks early on and get balls in the box

  • For the visitors, leading goal scorer Beckie Cassin captains the side, Lauren Egbuloniu is out of the squad

  • It is a relatively cool afternoon at the Oscar Traynor Centre in Dublin. The weather is somewhat overcast at the moment which makes for ideal playing conditions in this intriguing clash

  • Con Sheehan here reporting live for FinalWhistle as Bohemians take on Cork City in the WNL. Kick-off in just around 5 minutes

Bohemians

25Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
7Bronagh Kane Forward
8Sophie Watters Midfielder
9Erica Burke Forward 50'
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
13Lisa Murphy 78'
16Niamh Kenna Midfielder
19Yvonne Hedigan Defender
21Hannah Tobin Jones

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
2Nathalie O’Brien Defender
3Danielle Burke 19 Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
9Christina Dring Forward
14Shaunagh McCarthy Defender
15Leah Murphy 24 Forward
16Laura Shine 11 Forward
18Becky Cassin 25 Midfielder
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
23Sarah McKevitt Forward
13Kristen Sample Goalkeeper
6Niamh O’Donoghue Midfielder
8Kate O’Donovan Midfielder
11Rachel O’Regan 16 Midfielder
19Tiffney Taylor 3 Defender
24Lauren Walsh 15 Defender
25Lauren Singleton 18 Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 12)
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

eLOI Group A
Online Event

(Series 3)
Women's National League
Oscar Traynor Centre

(Series 15)
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

(Quarter Final)
FAI Women's Cup
Dalymount Park

(Series 6)
Women's National League
Dalymount Park

(Series 6)
Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Ground

Oscar Traynor Centre
Castletimon Road, Kilmore A ED, Dublin, Dublin 5, Leinster, D05 K3C3, Ireland

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