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Shelbourne move clear at the top as Peamount drop two points at home

Shels were 5-0 winners over Treaty United, while Bohemians held Peas to a 1-1 draw.

Saoirse Noonan was on the double for Shelbourne.
Saoirse Noonan was on the double for Shelbourne.
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Updated Apr 30th 2022, 9:31 PM

REIGNING CHAMPIONS SHELBOURNE have moved two points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League table, taking complete advantage of a Peamount United slip-up.

Peas, champions in 2019 and 2020, were held to a 1-1 draw by Bohemians at Greenogue this afternoon, while Shels enjoyed a 5-0 win over Treaty United across the city at Tolka Park.

There were also convincing wins for DLR Waves and Athlone Town, while Galway WFC and Wexford Youths shared the spoils after a thrilling 2-2 draw on a day in which 22 goals were scored across five games in the Irish top-flight.

Saoirse Noonan and Gloria Douglas both bagged braces for the Reds, while Jessie Stapleton completed the rout in Drumcondra.

At PRL Park, it was Lisa Murphy who fired Bohs into an unlikely first-half lead, before Stephanie Roche levelled matters from the spot.

The north Dubliners battled gamely to hold on and secure a point, while it’s a case of two disappointing ones dropped for James O’Callaghan’s Peas. Next up for them is a crunch showdown against Shels next week.

Elsewhere, Katie Malone was DLR Waves’ hat-trick hero as they romped to a 6-0 victory over Cork City at UCD Bowl.

Malone hit three in an explosive first half from the hosts, marred by an unfortunate injury to Mia Dodd. The 20-year-old playmaker sustained a leg injury and was stretchered off, leading to a lengthy stoppage before the break.

Kerri Letmon (two) and Avril Brierly added second-half efforts to seal the victory for DLR, and heap misery on Cork.

Later, Galway WFC and Wexford Youths played out a heart-stropping draw at Eamonn Deacy Park.

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The hosts opened the scoring through Becky Walsh with just two minutes on the clock, before goals from Becky Watkins and Kylie Murphy (penalty) saw Wexford hit the front by half time.

A deflected Julie-Ann Russell effort in the 87th minute meant it finished a point a-piece.

And in this evening’s final clash, an Emily Corbet masterclass steered Athlone Town to another three points. Corbet scored four times, while Kellie Brennan was also on target, as the Town saw off newcomers Sligo Rovers on home soil.

Today’s WNL results

  • Peamount United 1-1 Bohemians
  • Shelbourne 5-0 Treaty United
  • DLR Waves 6-0 Cork City
  • Galway WFC 2-2 Wexford Youths
  • Athlone Town 5-0 Sligo Rovers.

- Updated to include information from today’s later kick-offs.


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