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Date Time League Season
24 April 2021 2:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Peamount treble sinks Bohs

Bohemians showed a defensive master class in the first half only to succumb to the pressure set upon them by Peamount; as the current league champions put three past Bohs in a sterling second-half performance in the WNL at the Oscar Traynor Centre.

Megan Ruddy opened the scoring for the champions, before two quickfire goals from Eleanor Ryan-Doyle who came off from the bench, to add the attacking impetus needed and Becky Watkins put the contest beyond Bohemians and give the away side the three points.

Bohs will feel for their efforts, that the score-line doesn’t reflect the game, but it shows the clinical edge that Peamount possesses to swing the game in their favour, with some excellent attacking phases of play.

United took the test to their Dublin counterparts, and particularly the centre back partnership. Yvonne Hedigan could deal with the consistent attacks from Peas.

However, the league champions were limited to only long-range efforts and half chances. The best of the first half opportunities fell to the away side, as Watkins was sent through, after a clever pass forward, but Niamh Coombes was equal to the opportunity.

Megan Smyth-Lynch nearly scored from a corner, as her effort flashed across the face of goal and Coombes had to get a vital touch to send it out for another corner.

The latter continued to stop all in Peamounts wake with Áine O’Gorman and Dearbhaile Beirne both had efforts saved by the Bohs shot stopper.

On the restart Bohs pressed forward to try and create chances of their own and create an upset. An excellent cross from Chloe Darby found its way to Bronagh Kane, but her half volley was always rising.

Smyth-Lynch of Peamount once again had two goal chances in quick succession, however her initial shot was blocked, and her second went over the bar. Bohemians once again holding firm defensively.

The breakthrough did happen for the visitors, as in the space of ten minutes the away side found themselves three goals to the good.

Beirne provided an excellent cross into the area and Tiegan Ruddy slotted it past Coombes with a good finish.

Following a foul by Sophie Watters on the edge of the area second-half substitute Eleanor Ryan-Doyle struck an excellent free-kick which curled into the top corner. The third which put the tie to bed came two minutes later as Peamount broke from a Bohemians attack and O'Gorman fed Ryan-Doyle who crossed it to Watkins at the back post who calmly placed it past Coombes.

Bohemians continued to press forward but to no avail but for their defensive display today it was Peamount that showed that being clinical in attack is the mark of champions. 

  • 90'

    Full Time: Bohemians showed a defensive master class in the first half only to succumb to the pressure set upon them by Peamount as the current league champions put three past Bohs in a second-half master class. Megan Ruddy opened the scoring for the champions before two quickfire goals from Eleanor Ryan-Doyle who came off from the bench to add the attacking impetus needed and Becky Watkins put the contest beyond Bohemians and give the away side the three points. Bohemians will feel for their efforts that the scoreline doesn’t reflect the game but it shows the clinical edge that Peamount possesses to swing the game in their favour with some excellent attacking phases of play.

  • 85'

    O'Gorman comes off.

  • 85'

    Orla Fitzpatrick making her Senior WNL debut now

  • 85'

    Della Doherty comes on

  • 85'

    Duggan comes off from midfield

  • 85'

    Sadbh Doyle comes off

  • 85'

    Roche comes on for the last minutes of the game

  • 80'

    Kenna comes on to replace Darby

  • 80'

    Darby comes off

  • 78'

    For a foul the referee gives Watters a caution for the foul.

  • 75'

    Beirne comes off after a good game.

  • 75'

    McCartan comes on for the last period of the game

  • 74'

    That's an excellent team goal from a breakaway. O'Gorman feeds Ryan-Doyle and Watkins at the back post slots it past Coombes.

  • 72'

    What a goal! Ryan-Doyle with an excellently taken free-kick which curls into the top corner.

  • 69'

    Robinson has her first shot on goal but it is well saved.

  • 68'

    Aoife Robinson has a knack of scoring goals from the bench, lets see if she can do it today.

  • 68'

    Kane comes off for today's game.

  • 64'

    And Peamount get the opener! Beirne with an excellent cross into the area and Ruddy slots it past Coombes with a good finish.

  • 64'

    Ryan-Doyle with two goals this season comes on.

  • 64'

    Smyth Lynch was very impressive today.

  • 63'

    All action here it's starting to open up, O'Callaghan's cross is deflected for a corner, once again Hedigan is excellent in her defensive duties.

  • 60'

    A great cross is sent in and Doyle with an excellent strike on goal but its well saved by Coombes.

  • 58'

    A well-taken curling corner saw Watkins head it goalwards but it goes wide.

  • 51'

    Smyth-Lynch once again with two goal chances in quick success however the initial shot was blocked and her second went over the bar. Bohemians once again holding firm defensively.

  • 48'

    Big chance of Bohemians as an excellent cross from D'Arcy finds it wat to Kane but her half volley was always rising.

  • 46'

    Second Half: We are back underway and Peamount straight from the kick-out have a corner.

  • 46'

    The second half is about to start, as of yet no signs of any changes.

  • 45'

    Half Time: Scoreless here at the break but Peamount have been stopped at every turn thanks to some excellent resolute defending from Bohemians. Entertaining but shows the qualities in both sides today.

  • 45'

    Aine O'Gorman gets the ball in the area and hooks a shot towards the goal but Coombes does excellently to save.

  • 44'

    An excellent ball in by Sadhbh Doyle and it looked as if Smyth-Lynch will direct it goalward but she couldn't get the vital right touch.

  • 36'

    Beirne lets one fly from distance but it doesn't trouble Coombes who gathers with ease.

  • 35'

    Smyth-Lynch sent an excellent through ball to Doyle and she cooly slotted it past Coombes but she was ruled to be offside. That was a tight call from the lines person.

  • 26'

    Wakins down the right sends in an excellent cross however once again Hedigan does excellently to clear the ball.

  • 24'

    Symth-Lynch sends in a corner and it flashes across the face of goal and Coombes gets the vital touch to send it out for another corner.

  • 22'

    A good through by Smyth-Lynch and falls to Aine O’Gorman at the edge of the box but she is offside.

  • 17'

    Chloe Darby's free-kick is sent in and its intended target Erica Burke was making a nuisance of herself in the area but it's headed clear for a corner.

  • 16'

    It looked as if Wakins was through after a clever pass forward but Coombes was equal to the opportunity.

  • 10'

    For the dominant posession, Peamount hasn't been able to convert it into chances. Bohemians have been pegged into their own half for the majority of the game so far.

  • 6'

    Some quick link-up play in the midfield saw Smyth-Lynch send a good long ball forward however it's too heavy and it goes out for a goal kick for Coombes.

  • 2'

    A corner for Peamount sees Smyth-Lynch try a set piece from the training ground however it broke down as Bohemians were alert to the danger.

  • 1'

    And we are underway here in the Oscar Traynor Centre.

  • Looks as if Bohemians will deploy a 4-3-3 formation while Peamount will set out in a 4-4-2 formation. Peamount is looking for three wins out of three where Bohemians are looking for their second win of the season.

  • The last time the two sides met in the league Peamount ran out 3-0 winners in what was the inaugural season for Bohemians. However, Bohemians have recruited heavily during the close season and are a much stronger outfit.

  • The teams are out on the pitch and we will be underway soon.

  • Conditions for today's game are perfect. Sunny spells in Coolock and the pitch as always is in fine condition.

  • Team news from Bohemians is as follows: Yvonne Hedigan is set to make her first start for the club while Bronagh Kane returns to the starting lineup and in place of Naima Chemaou.

  • Good afternoon and you are very welcome to our live coverage of Bohemians vs Peamount live from the Oscar Traynor Centre.

Bohemians

1Niamh Coombes Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender
4Erica Byrne Defender
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
7Bronagh Kane 12 Forward
8Sophie Watters Midfielder 78'
9Erica Burke Forward
10Chloe Darby 16 Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
19Yvonne Hedigan Defender
22Chloe Flynn Defender
25Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
3Jade Reddy Defender
6Ally Cahill Forward
12Aoife Robinson 7 Forward
13Paula Doran Midfielder
14Ciara Mulligan Defender
15Naima Chemaou Forward
16Niamh Kenna 10 Midfielder
17Katie Lovely Defender

Peamount Utd

23Niamh Reid-Burke Goalkeeper
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
4Dora Gorman Midfielder
7Megan Smyth-Lynch 10 Forward
11Aine O’Gorman Forward
13Tiegan Ruddy Midfielder 64'
14Claire Walsh Defender
16Karen Duggan 21 Midfielder
17Dearbhaile Beirne 6 Defender
19Sadhbh Doyle 25 Midfielder
22Becky Watkins Forward 74'
1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
6Lucy McCartan 17 Midfielder
9Alannah McEvoy Forward
10Eleanor Ryan-Doyle 7 Forward 72'
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
21Della Doherty 16 Midfielder
25Stephanie Roche 19 Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 4)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Peamount United

Ground

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