5 - 0
FT

Alannah McEvoy 18' -
Scored: 18'


Stephanie Roche 34' -
Scored: 34'


Lucy McCartan 61' -
Scored: 61'


Lauren Kelly 71' -
Scored: 71'


Aine O'Gorman 79' -
Scored: 79'



League Preview: Peamount United -v- Shelbourne

Sat, Sep 11 2021

Lucy McCartan, Orlagh Fitzpatrick and Louise Masterson celebrate during Peamount United's 6-0 win over Athlone Town in the Women's National League on Saturday, 8 May 2021. Credit: Gerry Shanahan

PEAMOUNT UNITED

A key fixture in the Women’s National League title race will take place later today with Peamount United hosting Shelbourne at PRL Park (kick-off 6pm).

This is the final time the top two sides in the League will face each other with just two points separating the teams coming into the final games of the season.

United secured a win over the Reds in April when they ran out 2-1 winners at home.

James O’Callaghan’s side have only lost one game this season with Shelbourne coming out on top with a narrow 4-3 win at Tolka Park in July.

Since then, Peas are on a seven-game unbeaten run, and they could move to the top of the table with a win later today.

Peamount United also have a game at hand over Shelbourne and a win could really put the pressure on the Reds with just a few games left in the season.

There will be one guaranteed change to the team since the last time they faced Shelbourne with current WNL top scorer Eleanor Ryan Doyle now at Birmingham City, which will be one less thing for Noel King’s side to worry about on Saturday.

In their last WNL game they ran out 1-1 winners over Wexford Youths in another key result in United’s race to the title.

They have also secured their place in the Women’s FAI Cup semi-finals with a win over Treaty United in Limerick last weekend, they will now face Wexford Youths again for a spot in the final of the competition.

SHELBOURNE

Shels are currently top of the table and a win on Saturday would be a huge result as the Reds search for their first WNL title since 2016.

They won their last two games against Cork City and Athlone Town, but they suffered a second defeat of the season when Wexford Youths secured a late win over Noel King’s side at Ferrycarrig Park in August.

Shelbourne have exchanged losses with Peamount United in the two games contested between the side so far this season and this third meeting could be the defining moment in the WNL title race.

The last time the sides met Shelbourne narrowly secured a 4-3 win to end a five game winning streak that Peamount had over them.

Their last time out in the WNL saw Emily Whelan, Ciara Grant and Noelle Murray help Shels to a 3-1 win over Cork City and keep them top of the WNL table.

Jamie Finn and Emily Whelan have now departed Noel King’s side with both moving to Birmingham City in recent weeks so time will tell jus how much those transfers affect Shelbourne coming into the end of the season.

They also recorded a 1-0 win over Cork City in their Women’s FAI Cup quarter-final, setting up a semi-final with Galway. They might yet face Peamount United once again this year in the final at Tallaght Stadium should both side progress.

Referee: Declan Toland

MATCH STATS

Peamount are on a seven-game unbeaten run with their last loss coming against Shelbourne in July.

Shelbourne have won their last two games after suffering defeat to Wexford Youths last month, their only other defeat came against Peamount earlier in the season.

Both side have lost key players to Birmingham City in recent weeks with the Reds’ Jamie Finn and Emily Whelan leaving last month. Peamount have lost current WNL top scorer Eleanor Ryan Doyle to the Women’s Super League side.

BETTING

Peamount United 19/20; Draw 13/5; Shelbourne 15/8.

PREDICTION

Peamount United 1–0 Shelbourne

Peamount United

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

Shelbourne

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.


Peamount Utd
WAug. 7, 2021
Galway WFC 0 - 3 Peamount Utd
LAug. 18, 2021
Spartak Subotica 5 - 2 Peamount Utd
DAug. 28, 2021
Wexford W 1 - 1 Peamount Utd
WSept. 5, 2021
Treaty Utd 0 - 2 Peamount Utd
WSept. 11, 2021
Peamount Utd 5 - 0 Shels FC
Niamh Reid Burke 23
Goalkeeper
Karen Duggan 16
Defender
Dearbhaile Beirne 17
66'
66Subbed Off: Lauren Kelly 66'
Defender
Lauryn O'Callaghan 2
Defender
Tiegan Ruddy
83'
83Subbed Off: Chloe Moloney 83'
Defender
Dora Gorman
Midfielder
Sadbh Doyle 19
83'
83Subbed Off: Megan Smyth-Lynch 83'
Midfielder
Lucy McCartan 6
Booked: 17'
Scored: 61'
Midfielder
Alannah McEvoy 9
Scored: 18'
83'
83Subbed Off: Becky Watkins 83'
Forward
Aine O'Gorman 11
Scored: 79'
Forward
Stephanie Roche 25
Scored: 34'
Booked: 40'
Forward

Substitutes
Naoisha McAloon 1
Goalkeeper
Louise Masterson 12
Forward
Summer Lawless
Goalkeeper
Lauren Kelly
66'
66Subbed On: Dearbhaile Beirne 66'
Scored: 71'
Forward
Orlagh Fitzpatrick
Defender
Sarah Duke Power
Defender
Rebekah Carroll
Defender
Chloe Moloney 5
83'
83Subbed On: Tiegan Ruddy 83'
Defender
Chloe Smullen
Defender
Megan Smyth-Lynch 17
83'
83Subbed On: Sadbh Doyle 83'
Midfield
Becky Watkins
83'
83Subbed On: Alannah McEvoy 83'
Forward
Shels FC
LAug. 7, 2021
Wexford W 1 - 0 Shels FC
WAug. 21, 2021
Shels FC 4 - 0 Athlone
WAug. 28, 2021
Cork City W 1 - 3 Shels FC
WSept. 4, 2021
Shels FC 1 - 0 Cork City W
LSept. 11, 2021
Peamount Utd 5 - 0 Shels FC
Amanda Budden
Goalkeeper
Jessie Stapleton
Defender
4 Pearl Slattery
Defender
Chloe Mustaki
Defender 72'
72Subbed Off: Leah F Doyle 72'
Jessica Gargan
Defender 81'
81Subbed Off: Shauna Fox 81'
Noelle Murray
Midfielder 64'
64Subbed Off: Alex Kavanagh 64'
Ciara Grant
Midfielder
8 Rachel Graham
Midfielder
Jessica Ziu
Forward 81'
81Subbed Off: Abbie Larkin 81'
Sarah Rowe
Forward 72'
72Subbed Off: Ella O'Connell 72'
Saoirse Noonan
Forward

Substitutes
Taylor White
Midfield
Ella O'Connell
Midfield 72'
72Subbed On: Sarah Rowe 72'
Sophie Lenehan
Goalkeeper
Abbie Larkin
Forward 81'
81Subbed On: Jessica Ziu 81'
6 Alex Kavanagh
Midfield 64'
64Subbed On: Noelle Murray 64'
Shauna Fox
Defender 81'
81Subbed On: Jessica Gargan 81'
Leah F Doyle
Defender 72'
72Subbed On: Chloe Mustaki 72'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 Women's National League

Date: 6 p.m. Sept. 11, 2021

Venue:

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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