Peamount United began the Second Phase of the 2020 Women’s National League season by claiming another victory. Athlone Town and Shelbourne also won, while Bohemians held DLR Waves to a scoreless draw in their first game in Dalymount Park.
Scoreless at Dalymount
Bohemians 0-0 DLR Waves
Bohemians started the second half of the season by featuring in Dalymount Park for the first time and by collecting a point.
There were few clear-cut chances for either side in this fiery encounter. Both will see it, however, as a point gained considering the effort over 90 minutes.
Sinéad O’Farrelly had DLR hearts thumping with a late free-kick but Bohs were unable to get in behind their opponents to break the deadlock.
The visitors will be pleased by the energy showed by Carla McManus. She could prove to be an attacking threat for them, while Mel Clarke made her debut in the second half.
O’Gorman maintains her form
Galway WFC 0-2 Peamount United
Ahead of linking up with the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team this weekend, Áine O’Gorman maintained her good recent form.
The Peamount captain scored the first goal after 24 minutes to move ahead of team-mate Eleanor Ryan-Doyle in the Golden Boot race for the Top Goalscorer.
It was far from smooth sailing for the champions however as Galway applied a lot of pressure and probably deserved more from the game as they kept goalkeeper Niamh Reid-Burke busy.
Peamount were able to keep their hosts at bay until Lucy McCartan scored in the final 10 minutes to make sure of the win.
Athlone claim more points
Treaty United 2-3 Athlone Town
Athlone showed their determination to pick up more points in this clash.
Manager Tommy Hewitt placed his trust in young players for their debut season in the League. Their gradual improvement has been clear to see, especially in the likes of goalscorers Kayla Brady and Katelyn Keogh.
It was Kellie Brennan who got them started in Jackman Park before Brady extended their lead. Treaty did hit back through Cayla Davis before the interval.
Keogh scored on 59 minutes and that proved to be the winner in spite of Gillian Keenan getting one back.
Ziu stars at Ferrycarrig Park
Wexford Youths 2-5 Shelbourne
Shels attacker Jessica Ziu started and finished the scoring at Ferrycarrig Park as she completed a hat-trick.
The Dubliner scored just three minutes and even though Ciara Rossiter responded for the hosts, it was clear The Reds were fired up for this one.
Ziu got another in the first half and Noelle Murray got her first of the game too. Dave Bell’s side showed just how clinical they can be when playing at speed.
Captain Kylie Murphy pulled one back for Wexford on 64 minutes. Further goals from Murray and Ziu, however, wrapped up a big win for Shels, who are desperate to keep pressure on League leaders Peamount.