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Bohemians picked up their first point during week 7 of the Women’s National League as Peamount United strengthened their title defence by securing a fifth win of the campaign.
Cork City 2-0 Athlone Town
The Rebels keep on rolling as they celebrated their third win of the season thanks to a gutsy display at Bishopstown Stadium.
Ronan Collins has long been preaching about his players moving the ball quickly in the final third and since doing that they are reaping the rewards with the goals flying in.
Lauren Egbuloniou, who is looking sharper with each game played, got them off the mark on 45 minutes before Saoirse Noonan blasted in a long-range strike just past the hour mark.
Athlone will be disappointed to concede the goals when they did but Tommy Hewitt’s young team showed tremendous fighting spirit and will be better for this experience.
DLR Waves 0-0 Bohemians
Goalkeeper Courtney Maguire was the hero of this contest as the Bohemians stopper pulled off three superb stops to help her club collect a first draw of the season.
DLR Waves have been unlucky in recent weeks and they have slipped down the League table as a result, so this was a game that they were hoping to take the three points from.
However, Graham Kelly’s team could not find the breakthrough even though Caroline Healy, Katie Burdis and Kerri Letmon tried their hardest to fire in.
At the other end, Eva Badana saved well to deny Bohs forward Bronagh Kane but this was very much a point gained for the visitors.
Peamount United 2-1 Galway WFC
Áine O’Gorman pulled level in the Golden Boot race with team-mate Eleanor Ryan-Doyle on seven goals for the season when she pulled the scores level.
Galway had taken an early lead, through Lynsey McKey, as they caught their hosts off-guard and attempted to set the groundwork to complete an upset. But O’Gorman levelled on 29 minutes.
Then Karen Duggan scored a brilliant goal that will surely be a contender for Goal of the Season. The former Republic of Ireland international rarely scores but this one was special.
Peamount take on Shelbourne next in the Dublin Derby that should prove to be pivotal in the title race as there is very little between the top two teams.
Treaty United 1-5 Wexford Youths
Wexford are showing early signs of being a serious title contender this season with this result – their fourth win – sending out a message of intent.
The attacking play honed by manager Tom Elmes can be difficult to contend with and that is exactly what happened for Treaty who fell behind on 27 minutes when Ellen Molloy got her fifth goal of the season.
Aisling Frawley added to their lead before the interval and then Lauren Kelly, Edel Kennedy and Blessing Kingsley got one apiece, with Jemma Slattery squeezing one back for the home team.
Wexford are playing some excellent stuff of late with captain Kylie Murphy pulling the strings in midfield like a seasoned puppeteer, while Molloy continues to wreak havoc on opposition defences.