League Preview: Treaty United -v- DLR Waves

Sat, May 29 2021
Treaty United players celebrate their 3-2 victory over Cork City in the WNL on Saturday, 22 May 2021.

Treaty United players celebrate their 3-2 victory over Cork City in the WNL on Saturday, 22 May 2021. Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

TREATY UNITED

Having secured their first win of the season last weekend, Treaty United will be looking to build on that result when they host DLR waves at Jackman Park on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).

A brace for Rebecca Horgan and a goal of the season contender saw Niall Connolly’s side claim the three points at Turners Cross last Saturday as they ran out 3-2 winners over Cork City.

That result has pulled the Limerick side off the bottom of the WNL table and they will be hoping to stay there as the season progresses.

The Limerick side still have quite a number of injuries to contend with as Alannah Mitchell, Clodagh Doherty, Emma Costelloe, Aoife Cronin and Esra Kangal are all sidelined.

Alana Roddy is absent for the remainder of the season with an ACL injury.

Anna Shine and Maura Shine are still unavailable as the pair prepare for their Leaving Certificate examinations which begin on Wednesday, 9 June.

DLR WAVES

Waves had their two game winning streak snapped when they faced Peamount United last Saturday.

A brace from the WNL’s top goal scorer Eleanor Ryan-Doyle saw Graham Kelly’s side succumb to a 2-0 loss at the UCD Bowl.

Waves are now firmly in the top four of the table with six points between themselves and Galway currently but they will be hoping to keep the pressure on the teams in front of them with a win against Treaty on Sunday.

Scoring goals has been their main source of struggle this season so far with the Dublin side having the lowest goals tally of the nine teams in the WNL and they will need to get those shooting boots on if they want to claim victory this weekend.

MATCH STATS

DLR Waves have scored the least amount of goals in the WNL this season with seven to their name this season.

Treaty United have conceded the most goals this season so far with 30 goals scored against them up to this point.

The sides have met three times in all competitions. The Limerick side have the superior record having come out on top in two of those occasions.

PREDICTION

Treaty United 0–1 DLR Waves

Treaty United

Injured: Alannah Mitchell, Clodagh Doherty, Emma Costelloe, Aoife Cronin, Esra Kangal, Alana Roddy.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

DLR Waves

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

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