Women’s national league: bohs knick derby

by Aaron Dunne
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Derby joy as Bohs hold off Waves in dramatic finish

There was late drama at Dalymount Park as Bohemians were awarded a penalty with three minutes left to play and Chloe Derby made no mistake by firing it in to take the three points. 

Erica Burke had earned the spot kick when flattened by DLR goalkeeper Eve Badana. The Bohs forward had to go off injured but her performance helped her team win this game as she also created their first goal.

Determination saw Burke win possession on the sideline and cross for in-form Abbie Brophy to score in the first half. Sean Byrne’s side were deservedly in front at the interval.

But DLR hit back with Mia Dodd’s shot pulling them level and they made a fight of it in what was a fiesty encounter. Bohs, though, saw their persistence pay off by earning that penalty and this win sees them leapfrog DLR in the table.

Elswhere, Athlone Town beat former leaders  Shelbourne 2-0. Knocked off the top of the table last weekend, Shelbourne came out against Athlone like a team determined to get back what they believe belongs to them, dominating the opening half.

After a goalless first half, just after the hour Athlone showed their teeth. With 64 minutes gone substitute Kellie Brennan forced Budden to turn her effort round the post. 

Brennan herself took the resulting corner and Scarlett Herron headed it home to break the deadlock.

Just four minutes later Brennan added a second, stooping to head in the rebound after Emily Corbet’s cross had come back out off the Shels crossbar. And though The Reds emptied their bench, it was game over.Chloe Derby of Bohemians celebrates with team-mates after scoring her side’s winner against DLR Waves at Dalymount Park.

Photo: Tyler Miller/Sportsfile 

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