WNL
Date: 7 p.m. June 24, 2017
Venue: Morton Stadium
Ref: Lee Duffy
Att: 150 (est)

Leanne Kiernan 61' -
Peno Miss: 61'


Scored: 80'
- Lucy McCartan 80'



WNL Preview: Shelbourne Ladies -v- Peamount United

Sat, Jun 24 2017

Credit: Eoin Smith

SHELBOURNE LADIES

Champions Shelbourne Ladies host top-of-the-table Peamount United in a clash of Dublin heavyweights at Morton Stadium on Saturday night (kick-off 7pm).

 

Shels will be looking to force their way back into contention following an indifferent start to the season that saw them pick up just three points from their opening four games.

 

One of those winless games was a 2-2 draw with Peamount at Greenogue that was later declared a walkover 3-0 win for the Peas after Shels were deemed to have fielded an ineligible player.

 

Mark Leavy's side have turned that form around, however, and put together a four-game winning streak leading into the break, including a league cup win over Wexford Youths.

 

And they'll be confident of extending that run to five as they host the league leaders, knowing any sort of win will sea them leapfrog the Peas and possibly even top the table.

 

 

PEAMOUNT UNITED

Peamount returned to the top of the table with a 9-0 victory over struggling Kilkenny United in the last round of league fixtures before the break, over a month ago.

 

In a topsy-turvy season that has seen the Peas, Wexford Youths and UCD Waves occupy top position at various times, they sit top with every side bar Wexford having played the others once.

 

Nevertheless, three teams sit within three points of the Peas and one of them is Shelbourne, and with just one goal separating the sides a draw minimum is needed to keep the Peas in top spot.

 

This meeting sees the league's two biggest-scorers meet, with Shelbourne's 24 goals in seven games comparing favourably with Peamount's 21, so goals are likely to follow.

 

One the other hand, Peamount have the league's best defensive record with just six goals – an average of one per game excluding the walkover – conceded so far, four fewer than Shels.

 

All the stats point to the potential of this game to be one of the highlights of the league season.

 

 

Referee: TBC

 

 

MATCH STATS

The sides have met once this season, as the sides played out a 2-2 draw at Greenogue, only for Peamount to be later awarded a 3-0 win as Shels fielded an ineligible player.

 

Shelbourne have had the upper hand in this fixture in recent times and they won both meetings last season, a 4-1 hammering in Morton followed by a 2-1 away win on the final day.

 

 

BETTING

Shelbourne Ladies N/A; Draw N/A; Peamount United N/A.

 

PREDICTION

Shelbourne Ladies 3 – 2 Peamount United

 

 

Shelbourne Ladies

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: Unknown.

 

Peamount United

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: Unknown.



Shelbourne Ladies FC
Amanda McQuillan
Goalkeeper
Niamh Prior
Defender
Fiona Donnelly
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
Defender
Seana Cooke
Defender
Pearl Slattery
Midfielder
Roma McLaughlin
Midfielder
Siobhan Killeen
Midfielder
Rachel Graham
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Midfielder
Jamie Finn
Midfielder
Lynn Craven
Midfielder
Leanne Kiernan
61Peno Miss: 61'
Forward

Substitutes
Tiegan Ruddy
Midfield
Niamh Reid Burke
Goalkeeper
Kate Mooney
Unknown
Chloe McNamee
Unknown
Alex Kavanagh
56'
56Subbed On: 56'
Midfield
Courtney Higgins
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
Defender
Niamh Walsh
Unknown
Peamount United
Naoise McAloon
Goalkeeper
Lauren O'Callaghan
Defender
Chloe Moloney
Defender
Lucy McCartan
Defender
80Scored: 80'
Louise Corrigan
Defender
35Booked: 35'
Heather Payne
Midfielder
Megan Lynch
Midfielder 72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Lauren Kealy
Midfielder
Niamh Farrelly
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Claire Kinsella
Forward 56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
Amber Barrett
Forward
90Booked: 90'

Substitutes
Carla McManus
Unknown
Monica McGuirk
Goalkeeper
Louise Masterson
Unknown
72Subbed On: 72'
72'
Margaret Doyle
Midfield
Emma Byrne
Midfield
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Jade Reddy
Unknown
Eleanor Ryan Doyle
Midfield
56Subbed On: 56'
56'


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