WNL Preview: Galway -v- Athlone Town

Tue, Aug 18 2020

None Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

GALWAY

The Galway Girls are looking to keep their unbeaten run alive when Athlone Town make the visit to Eamonn Deacy Park on Wednesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Billy Clery’s side got their first win of the season when they faced Bohemians at the Oscar Traynor Centre last weekend.

Despite The Gypsies equalizing shortly after Aoife Thompson opened the scoring in the second half, Galway managed to romp home to a 4-1 win.

Shauna Fox and Ellerose O’Flaherty added two goals before Thompson nabbed a second for herself in the final minutes to close out the game.

Galway still have an eye on cracking the top three this season and another win on Wednesday would take them properly into the mix and keep pressure on Peamount, Wexford and Shelbourne.

ATHLONE TOWN

The Town might be newcomers, but Galway will have to be wary after Wexford Youths only just managed to scrape a 1-0 win on Saturday.

Wexford Youths visit to Athlone Town Stadium was a tough assignment for their first time out but Tommy Hewitt’s side came close to a historic first WNL point.

Wednesday night’s fixture has added interest with a number of former Galway WFC players now wearing the blue and black of Athlone Town.

The Brady sisters, Leah and Kayla, and Kellie Brennan all played against Wexford Youths and there’s a good chance a familiar face will be lining out against The Galway Girls this week.

Referee: TBC

MATCH STATS

This will be the first game between Galway WFC an Athlone town at senior level in the WNL.

Three former Galway players could line out against their former club with Roisin Jacob, Ciara McManus, Kellie Brennan and Leah and Kayla Brady all signing for Athlone this season.

Galway’s Aoife Thompson is currently the highest scorer in the WNL with three goals.

PREDICTION

Galway 1–0 Athlone Town

Galway

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Athlone Town

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Suspended: None.