4 more fixtures in the Women’s National League took place over the weekend, here’s the results and a round-up of each game.
Cork 0 – 3 Peamount United
Peamount continue their march toward retaining their WNL Title with a comfortable win over Cork. Ireland international Stephanie Roche scored her 2nd of the season, her first season back in the WNL in 6 years, to open the scoring. Roche turned provider to set up Aine O’Gorman. The win was wrapped up before half time when Eleanor Ryan-Doyle scored. Peamount have scored 8 goals in two games, and are yet to concede.
Athlone 0 – 1 Wexford Youths
Wexford earned a hard fought win against battling newcomers Athlone, who were playing their first Women’s National League game. With under 20 minutes to go Vanessa Ogbonna found the head of Aisling Frawley who scored to make it two wins for two.
Bohemians 1 – 4 Galway
Aoife Thompson scored twice as Galway got their first win of the campaign. Last week Chloe Darby went down as Bohs first goalscorer in the league, well now they have their first red card, goalkeeper Courtney Maguire was shown red in the 17th minute. Thompson put Galway ahead early in the 2nd half, but 10-woman Bohs responded immediately through Bronagh Kane. Galway would pull away later in the game with goals from Shauna Fox and Ellie Rose O’Flaherty before Thompson got her 2nd.
DLR Waves 1 – 2 Shelbourne
DLR Waves and Shelbourne fought it out in an exciting game which could have gone either way. All 3 goals came in the 2nd half, Shels took the lead against the run of play when Ciara Grant chipped in a goal off a counter attack. Niamh Prior equalized with a stunning freekick from far out. It looked like the teams would share the spoils, but captain Pearl Slattery headed the winner in the 4th minute of injury time.
All the goals and reaction from DLR Waves head coach Graham Kelly are below.
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Round 3 Fixtures
Wednesday 19th August
Galway v Athlone
Peamount Utd v DLR Waves
Shelbourne v Bohemians
Treaty United v Cork
(Wexford Youths: Bye)
[All Games KickOff at 19:45]
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