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Scored: 11'
- Katie Malone 11'

Scored: 76'
- Katie Malone 76'


League Report: Galway 0 - 2 DLR Waves

Sat, Jul 03 2021

Katie Malone Credit: Steve Alfred

Paul Corcoran reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

DLR Waves claimed their sixth win of the season when they made the trip to Eamonn Deacy Park to take on Galway in the Women’s National League on Saturday afternoon.

A brace from Katie Malone saw the Dublin side emerge victorious with a 2-0 win on the banks of the Corrib., spoiling Stephen Lally’s first home game in charge of the Tribeswomen. 

Lally made two changes to the Galway side that drew 1-1 with Bohemians last weekend with Maja Zajc and Chloe Moloney dropping to the bench and former Cork City goalkeeper Leah Hayes-Cohen making her debut for the Tribeswomen and Savannah McCarthy coming back into the line-up.

Waves made two changes from their loss to Wexford Youths last weekend with Nadine Clare and Niamh Barnes absent for the trip to Galway and Oleta Griffin and Jetta Berrill taking their place.

Galway had the opening chance of the game with a great move started in the middle of the park by Elle O’Flaherty. The ball found its way to Aoife Thompson on the edge of the box who made a quick pass to the on running Lynsey McKey on her left who struck a quick shot on goal, drawing a save from Eve Badana.

Katie Malone went close for the visitors in the eighth minute when she struck a shot inches wide of the post, but the striker didn’t have to wait long to get the ball in the net.

Waves took the lead three minutes later when Rachel Doyle’s long ball into the box found the striker but she failed to control it and clipped it towards Galway’s Shauna Fox. The defender tried to quickly clear the ball but she struck Malone with the ball and it found its way past debutant Leah Hayes-Cohen in goal.

Galway had another great chance to score when Shauna Brennan put Thompson through on goal on the half hour mark but Badana showed why she was worthy of a recent call up to Vera Pauw’s Republic of Ireland squad with a great stop to deny the striker an equaliser.

There was a long wait for the first real chance of the second half but it arrived finally in the 68th minute when second half substitute Kerri Letmon took the ball down the right flank before squaring the ball to Carla McManus, but the striker couldn’t get a clean shot off and Hayes-Cohen denied Waves a second goal.

Minutes later and Galway had their first real opportunity of the second period with McKey standing over a free-kick from long distance. The midfielder shot too close to Badana however, and the goalkeeper gratefully clutched the ball to her chest.

The visitors had been on top for much of the second half and they got their reward from a corner-kick in the 76th minute with Niamh Prior sending the ball into the box. 

Jess Gleeson was the first head to meet the ball but it was Malone who supplied the finish, nodding the ball into the net for her second goal of the game and her fourth for the season.

 

Galway WFC: Leah Hayes Cohen; Savannah McCarthy (Chloe Moloney 70), Shauna Fox, Ruth Fahy (Aoibheann Costello 70), Shauna Brennan; Elle O'Flaherty (Abbie Callanan 81), Lynsey McKey, Lucia Lobato, Therese Kinnevey, Sinead Donovan (Nicole McNamara 54); Aoife Thompson.

Subs not used: Elena van Niekerk, Julie-Ann Russell, Aoife Walsh, Maja Zajc.

Booked: None

DLR Waves: Eve Badana; Aoife Brophy (Nicole Keogh 85), Jessica Gleeson, Oleta Griffin, Niamh Prior; Jetta Berrill (Kerri Letmon 64), Shauna Carroll (Catherine Cronin 64), Fiona Donnelly, Rachel Doyle (Ciara Maher 85); Katie Malone, Carla McManus (Avril Brierley 78).

Subs not used: Rugile Auskalnyte, Katie Burdis, Rebekah Carroll, Jane Anne McKevitt.

Booked: None

Referee: Declan Toland

extratime.com Player of the Match: Katie Malone (DLR Waves)


Galway WFC
WAug. 21, 2021
Galway WFC 6 - 1 Cork City W
DAug. 28, 2021
Galway WFC 0 - 0 Bohs
WSept. 4, 2021
Galway WFC 1 - 0 DLR Waves
LSept. 12, 2021
DLR Waves 2 - 0 Galway WFC
WSept. 25, 2021
Galway WFC 1 - 0 Treaty Utd
Leah Hayes Cohen
Goalkeeper
Savannah McCarthy
70'
70Subbed Off: Chloe Moloney 70'
Defender
Shauna Fox 4
Defender
Ruth Fahy
70'
70Subbed Off: Aoibheann Costello 70'
Defender
Shauna Brennan
Defender
Elle O'Flaherty 12
81'
81Subbed Off: Abbie Callanan 81'
Midfielder
Lynsey McKey 10
Midfielder
Lucia Lobato
Midfielder
Therese Kinnevey
Midfielder
Sinead Donovan 17
54'
54Subbed Off: Nicole McNamara 54'
Midfielder
Aoife Thompson 15
Forward

Substitutes
Elena van Niekerk
Forward
Julie-Ann Russell
Midfield
Chloe Moloney
70'
70Subbed On: Savannah McCarthy 70'
Defender
Nicole McNamara
54'
54Subbed On: Sinead Donovan 54'
Midfield
Aoibheann Costello
70'
70Subbed On: Ruth Fahy 70'
Midfield
Abbie Callanan
81'
81Subbed On: Elle O'Flaherty 81'
Forward
Aoife Walsh 2
Defender
Maja Zajc
Goalkeeper
DLR Waves
WAug. 7, 2021
DLR Waves 5 - 2 Treaty Utd
WAug. 13, 2021
Bohs 0 - 3 DLR Waves
LSept. 4, 2021
Galway WFC 1 - 0 DLR Waves
WSept. 12, 2021
DLR Waves 2 - 0 Galway WFC
LSept. 25, 2021
Cork City W 4 - 1 DLR Waves
Eve Badana
Goalkeeper
Aoife Brophy
Defender 85'
85Subbed Off: Nicole Keogh 85'
Jessica Gleeson
Defender
Oleta Griffin
Defender
Niamh Prior
Defender
Jetta Berrill
Midfielder 64'
64Subbed Off: Kerri Letmon 64'
Shauna Carroll
Midfielder 64'
64Subbed Off: Catherine Cronin 64'
Fiona Donnelly
Midfielder
Rachel Doyle
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: Ciara Maher 85'
Katie Malone
Forward
Scored: 11'
Scored: 76'
Carla McManus
Forward 78'
78Subbed Off: Avril Brierley 78'

Substitutes
Rugile Auskalnyte
Goalkeeper
Avril Brierley
Midfield 78'
78Subbed On: Carla McManus 78'
Katie Burdis
Defender
Rebekah Carroll
Defender
Catherine Cronin
Midfield 64'
64Subbed On: Shauna Carroll 64'
Nicole Keogh
Defender 85'
85Subbed On: Aoife Brophy 85'
Kerri Letmon
Forward 64'
64Subbed On: Jetta Berrill 64'
Ciara Maher
Midfield 85'
85Subbed On: Rachel Doyle 85'
Jane Anne McKevitt
Forward

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 Women's National League

Date: 2 p.m. July 3, 2021

Venue:

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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