Peamount edge back to top of WNL table with Bohemians win
By Daire Walsh
Republic of Ireland international Aine O’Gorman fired a brace of goals at PRL Park in Greenogue this afternoon to give Peamount United a 2-0 win over Dublin rivals Bohemians in the Women’s National League.
Ordinarily deployed by Irish boss Vera Pauw as either a full-back or a wing-back, O’Gorman has a more advanced role for the Newcastle club. She found the target in either half to get Peamount back up and running following the set-back of last weekend’s 4-3 defeat to fellow title challengers Shelbourne in Tolka Park.
That dramatic reversal left the Peas three points adrift of Shels in the WNL table, albeit with a game in hand. Courtesy of today’s triumph, James O’Callaghan’s charges now find themselves back at the summit as a consequence of having scored more goals than their Drumcondra counterparts.
The league champions - who are chasing a three consecutive crown in 2021 - were welcoming supporters back to their home ground for the first time this year. This is partly due to the fact that Peamount haven’t had a competitive fixture in Greenogue since June 5, a 2-2 draw with Wexford Youths.
O’Gorman had gone close on a couple of occasions in this game, before finally breaking the deadlock on 37 minutes. From an outstanding Alannah McEvoy cross on 37 minutes, the Wicklow native was on hand to steer the ball home and guide Peamount towards a 1-0 interval lead.
McEvoy was close to extending their cushion just shy of the hour mark after Sadhbh Doyle picked her out with a precise through ball, but couldn’t quite find the range. Eleanor Ryan-Doyle – the league’s top-scorer – had a goal ruled out for offside as Bohs fought to keep themselves in contention.
The prospect of a fightback from the visitors remained, until O’Gorman doubled her tally with 11 minutes remaining. Following this accomplished display, Peamount will make a swift return to competitive action when Treaty United provide the opposition in Greenogue next Saturday.