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Athlone Town lose out to Bohs

May 30, 2021 19:05 By Dave Hooper
Athlone Town lose out to Bohs Athlone Town lose out to Bohs
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Athlone Town lose out to Bohs while Peamount United and DLR Waves record big wins

Athlone Town lost out to Bohemians by three goals to two in Lissywollen on Saturday afternoon.

There wasn't much between the two teams in this one but Bohemians edged it thanks largely to a superb performance from Kildare native Erica Burke.

The powerful forward got two goals here - the first from the penalty spot after she was fouled and the second was a fine individual effort that summed up her abilities - and that drove her team on.

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Athlone had actually taken the lead inside 10 minutes when Katelyn Keogh got free to fire in and Roisin Molloy met an inswinging corner kick to head them level following Burke's brace.

Although it was The Gypsies who stole the three points when Chloe Darby got the final touch to their third goal. Sean Byrne's side have now equalled last season's total of two wins and they still have plenty of games left to play.

Meanwhile, This wasn't the start to his managerial stint in the WNL that Stephen Lally was hoping for but then as Peamount United scored a 4-0 win over Galway WFC.

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The champions lurked with intent to strike from the opening minutes and never really let Galway out of their own half, with Karen Duggan, in particular, standing out in midfield.

Defender Claire Walsh got things started with a contender for Goal of the Season before Eleanor Ryan-Doyle linked up with captain Áine O'Gorman to double their lead.

O'Gorman added another assist when she picked out Della Doherty to head in her first senior goal before Ryan-Doyle converted a late penalty that brings her personal tally up to 10 goals.

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Elsewhere Shelbourne and Wexford Youths played out a scoreless draw in Tolka park.

Shels should really have capitalised on a number of breakaway chances with Emily Whelan and Saoirse Noonan guilty of not being clinical enough, while Jessica Ziu rattled the crossbar.

Wexford were not as dangerous in front of goal but they matched their opponents for effort with captain Kylie Murphy leading by example with another masterclass display.

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With both teams chasing Peamount in the title race this result will not worry either, but sooner rather than later one will have to pull away from the pack if they are to challenge for top spot.

On Sunday DLR Waves trounced Treaty United by five goals to nil in the markets field.

Treaty will feel a little unlucky when Ciara Maher's deflected shot opened the scoring before Carla McManus rose highest to head in a cross from Katie Malone inside the first half hour.

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Malone then unleashed one of those long-distance screamers that even opposing supporters must admire to make it 3-0.

Shauna Carroll, who was excellent throughout, got their fourth goal via the underside of the crossbar before McManus notched her second of the game and move her team onto 16 points.

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