League Preview: Cork City -v- Athlone Town

Sun, Sep 13 2020

Kayla Brady of Athlone Town battles with Treaty United's Aoife Horgan as the midlanders picked up their first Women's National League win last week. Credit: Hugh de Paor (ETPhotos)

CORK CITY

Cork City can make it three wins from three in Bishopstown on Sunday as they host Athlone Town for the first time (kick-off 2pm).

Rónán Collins’ side backed up a 4-3 win away to Bohemians with a 5-2 win over Treaty United in midweek.

City led 5-0 with five minutes remaining following a brace from Sophie Liston and one each from Eabha O’Mahony, Zara Foley and Christina Dring.

Aoife and Rebecca Horgan pulled back one apiece for the home side but City ran out handsome winners to replace their opponents in fifth place.

ATHLONE TOWN

Athlone Town will look to build on their first-ever victory in the Women’s National League as they make the long trip south to Cork.

A 3-2 win in an enthralling encounter with Treaty United last week saw the midlands side put up their first points in senior football.

Athlone twice trailed to Aoife Horgan goals but strikes from Katelyn Keogh and Paula Doran levelled things up before Kellie Brennan netted the winner after the break.

Referee: TBC

MATCH STATS

This is the first competitive meeting between the sides but they did clash in a pre-season friendly ahead of Athlone’s first competitive game.

Goals from Laura Matthews, Kayleigh Shine and Ava Gowran helped the midlanders to a 3-2 win.

PREDICTION

Cork City 4 – 1 Athlone Town

Cork City

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: None.

Athlone Town

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: None.