League Preview: Galway -v- Shelbourne

Fri, Sep 04 2020
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GALWAY

Billy Clery’s side will be back in action in the Women’s National League on Saturday afternoon when they host Shelbourne at Eamonn Deacy Park (kick-off 6pm).

It’s been two and a half weeks since The Galway Girls last took to the field with their game against Wexford postponed and having their bye week last weekend.

With just three games played they still find themselves in third place in the WNL but a win against Shelbourne would see them gain precious ground on the top of the table.

That might be a tough ask however, with Galway’s last win over Shelbourne coming over four years ago back in March 2016.

SHELBOURNE

The Reds come into the weekend top of the table and they’ll be looking to stay there with a win over Galway.

They will be keeping a close eye on action in Wexford where Peamount United will be in action, the current WNL Champions could draw level on points with Shelbourne with a win in Ferrycarraig Park on Saturday.

Goals from Ciara Grant and Emily Whelan saw Shelbourne claim the three points when they met Wexford Youths last weekend and another win on Saturday would have Dave Bell’s side comfortable top of the WNL.

Referee: Richard Connor

MATCH STATS

The Galway Girls last beat Shelbourne in March 2016 when they won 3-0 in Dublin.

Shelbourne are on an eleven game winning streak in the Women’s National League, a run that stretches back to September of last year.

The Reds go into this weekend top of the WNL table, three points ahead of Peamount United.

PREDICTION

Galway 2–2 Shelbourne

Galway

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

Shelbourne

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

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