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Forget about the goals conceded and ignore the League table standings. Instead, Bronagh Kane feels people should view Bohemians in terms of their improvement.

The Dublin side are only four games into their first ever Women's National League season, so Kane reckons it is far too early to make judgements on a squad that only came together a couple of months ago.

Kane knows all about the struggles in this League from her time with Kilkenny United, but the Tullamore native believes things are different with Bohs and sees plenty of reasons to be upbeat.

"If you look at our first four games, we have come up against the top four teams from last season so we knew what we were going in against and how difficult it would be for us as a new team," said Bohemians forward Kane.

"But with each game you can see improvement and hopefully in our next couple of games we can push for a win. None of the teams in the League this year are weak so it's really all about the game on the day and how each team performs.

"We play Treaty United next and they had a big result in their last game by beating DLR Waves. I think that result shows that any team can take points off each other and that is what we are aiming for.

"I think we are getting more comfortable playing together and we are starting to gel more as a team."

Certainly the statistics indicate an upward curve for Bohs with 33 per cent possession and 41 per cent of duels won in their opening game away to Wexford Youths compared to 39 per cent possession and 48 per cent duels won in their most recent outing against Peamount United.

Bohs have also scored two goals - with Kane getting one of those - and with their passing accuracy staying around the 55 per cent mark, they are starting to make more of an impact on games.

Kane admitted that manager Sean Byrne is the driving force behind their steady progress with his meticulous preparation, his attention to detail and his passion rubbing off on each of the players.

As they enter into Week 5, Bohs are looking up the table feeling that they can get that first win. For Kane, it is simply only a matter of time.


Peamount United v Athlone Town
Saturday, August 29
PRL Park, Greenogue
KO 18:30
Referee: Paula Brady

Shelbourne v Wexford Youths
Saturday, August 29
Tolka Park
KO 14:00
Referee: David Dunne

Cork City v DLR Waves
Sunday, August 30
Bishopstown Stadium
KO 14:00
Referee: Anthony Buttimer

Treaty United v Bohemians
Sunday, August 30
Markets Field
KO 14:00
Referee: Rafal Pieper