Patrick Trehy: 'Maybe a draw would have been a fair result, but we will take the win'

Wed, Jun 02 2021
Bohemians assistant manager Patrick Trehy and manager Sean Byrne on the sideline during hteir side's 1-0 loss to DLR Waves on Saturday, 8 May 2021.

Bohemians assistant manager Patrick Trehy and manager Sean Byrne on the sideline during hteir side's 1-0 loss to DLR Waves on Saturday, 8 May 2021. Credit: Al Robinson (ETPhotos)

Paul Corcoran reports from Athlone Town Stadium

Bohemians moved into fifth place in the Women’s National League when they claimed their second win of the 2021 campaign on Saturday afternoon.

The Gypsies ran out 3-2 winners with a brace from Erica Burke and a second half goal from Chloe Darby earning the three points for Sean Byrne’s side.

Burke’s two goals doubled her tally for the season and Bohs assistant manager Patrick Trehy was full of praise for the striker when he spoke to extratime.com after Saturday’s game.

“Erica Burke is a great girl, everyone knows she’s from the GAA background, she was captain of the Kildare senior ladies team.

“A really quick learner, and potentially in our view, she could be a senior international so Vera [Pauw] might have to start looking at that.

“She’s cool and calm, very strong, she’s not the biggest girl in the world and she’s extremely strong and we’re delighted with her.”

Chloe Darby’s winning goal was gifted to the visitors in the second half after a mistake by Ria McPhilbin in the Athlone Town goal gave the midfielder an empty net to shoot the ball into.

McPhilbin was making her first appearance of the season for Athlone and Trehy expressed his sympathy for the young goalkeeper.

“Listen the goal, Ria is a very good goalkeeper, I know Ria well.

“It’s just one of those things, it just hit her body hard and Chloe was there in the right place and right time to score.

“Athlone are a really hard working team, they give everything for the club and Tommy. They’re very difficult to beat and breakdown and we did it today.

“Maybe a draw would have been a fair result, but we’ll take the win.”

Next up for Bohemians is a visit to Limerick to take on Niall Connolly’s Treaty United, their last fixture before the mid-season break and Trehy is expecting a tough battle, despite victory for the Gypsies when the sides met at the start of the season.

“It’s going to be tough. Beating Treaty United in the first game of the season, it was just one of those things, the first game everyone was kind of ring rusty, maybe the pre-season didn’t go right for them but they’ve done really well,” he said.

“Treaty are a very good side, it’s not going to be one of those things, we’re going to be confident but we’re not going to be cocky about it because Treaty are a very good side with very good players and it’s going to be tough.”

Bohs take on Treaty at Jackman Park on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).

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