0 - 1
FT

OG: 57'
- Niamh Prior 57'


League Report: DLR Waves 0 - 1 Athlone Town

Tue, Apr 26 2022

Athlone players celebrate the only goal of the game against DLR Waves. Credit: John Crothers

Athlone Town made it two wins in four days to move up to sixth in the table as they overcame DLR Waves at the UCD Bowl on Tuesday night.

A mix-up between Waves keeper Eve Badana and defender Niamh Prior saw the latter turn the ball into her own net just before the hour and it proved the difference.

Waves came into the game on a high after shocking champions on Shelbourne on Saturday afternoon but they couldn’t replicate the performance against the midlanders.

Tommy Hewitt’s side were deserved winners as they created the better chances and could easily have won by a larger margin against a lacklustre Waves side.

The game had been rescheduled after the original tie between the sides, due to take place last month, had been postponed due to a malfunctioning sprinkler.

And both teams came into the tie in good form, Athlone having earned their second win of the season on Saturday away to Treaty United.

The visitors could have been expected to show the greater signs of fatigue with two away trips in four days but they started the game much the brighter.

Three corners in quick succession typified Athlone’s energy in the early minutes as they pinned Waves back into their own half.

They could have taken the lead inside seven minutes as an errant backpass sent Gillian Keenan through in on goal, but Ireland stopper Badana bailed her side out.

Waves rowed back and produced two quick chances, Nadine Clare’s cross just evading Katie Malone, who scored the winner against Shels, before Clare volleyed over.

Sarah McKevitt dug out a dangerous cross that almost found Orlagh Fitzpatrick, making her first Waves, but neither she nor Malone could turn it home.

Athlone took the lead in fortuitous circumstances just before the hour as Munroe’s free kick bounced in the box and Prior nodded the ball into the net.

The visitors should have doubled their lead as a long ball over the top sent sub Emily Corbet through but Badana did enough to force her to turn her shot behind.

Waves pushed on as full time approached but they didn’t produce enough of note, Clare’s speculative effort the best they could muster as Athlone eased to victory.

DLR Waves: Eve Badana; Aoife Brophy, Jess Gleeson, Lynn Craven, Niamh Prior; Fiona Donnelly (Rachel Doyle 74), Nadine Clare, Mia Dodd (Avril Brierley 74); Sarah McKevitt, Orlagh Fitzpatrick (Kerri Letmon 74), Katie Malone (Joy Ralph 74).

Athlone Town: Niamh Coombes; Fiona Owens, Jessica Hennessy, Kaylee Shine; Melissa O'Kane, Muireann Devaney, Laurie Ryan, Kelsey Munroe, Kellie Brennan (Emily Corbett 63); Dana Scheriff, Gillian Keenan


DLR Waves
WMay 14, 2022
DLR Waves 3 - 2 Sligo
LMay 21, 2022
Shels FC 4 - 0 DLR Waves
LMay 28, 2022
DLR Waves 0 - 1 Galway WFC
WJune 4, 2022
Treaty Utd 0 - 4 DLR Waves
DJune 9, 2022
DLR Waves 0 - 0 Bohs
Eve Badana 18
Goalkeeper
Niamh Prior 12
OG: 57'
Defender
Jessica Gleeson 5
Defender
Lynn Craven 3
Defender
Aoife Brophy 13
Defender
Fiona Donnelly 6
74'
74Subbed Off: Rachel Doyle 74'
Midfielder
Mia Dodd 20
74'
74Subbed Off: Avril Brierley 74'
Midfielder
Nadine Clare 8
Midfielder
Sarah McKevitt 26
Forward
Katie Malone 10
74'
74Subbed Off: Joy Ralph 74'
Forward
Orlagh Fitzpatrick 14
74'
74Subbed Off: Kerri Letmon 74'
Forward

Substitutes
Joy Ralph
74'
74Subbed On: Katie Malone 74'
Forward
Jane Anne McKevitt 21
Forward
Lovisa Lindquist
Forward
Kerri Letmon 9
74'
74Subbed On: Orlagh Fitzpatrick 74'
Forward
Oleta Griffin 17
Defender
Rachel Doyle 7
74'
74Subbed On: Fiona Donnelly 74'
Midfield
Aja Chambers
Goalkeeper
Avril Brierley 16
74'
74Subbed On: Mia Dodd 74'
Midfield
Sophie Watters 22
Midfield
Athlone
WMay 14, 2022
Peamount Utd 0 - 1 Athlone
WMay 21, 2022
Athlone 4 - 1 Treaty Utd
LMay 28, 2022
Wexford W 2 - 1 Athlone
WJune 4, 2022
Athlone 2 - 1 Bohs
DJune 11, 2022
Galway WFC 0 - 0 Athlone
1 Niamh Coombes
Goalkeeper
2 Fiona Owens
Defender
5 Jessica Hennessy
Defender
3 Kayleigh Shine
Defender
11 Laurie Ryan
Midfielder
22 Melissa O'Kane
Midfielder
13 Kelsey Munroe
Midfielder
6 Muireann Devaney
Midfielder
10 Kellie Brennan
Midfielder 63'
63Subbed Off: Emily Corbet 63'
Dana Scheriff
Forward
7 Gillian Keenan
Forward

Substitutes
Mary Philips
Unknown
14 Roisin Molloy
Midfield
16 Bonnie McKiernan
Goalkeeper
23 Rita Lang
Midfield
15 Lucy Jayne Grant
Midfield
9 Emily Corbet
Midfield 63'
63Subbed On: Kellie Brennan 63'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2022 Women's National League

Date: 7:45 p.m. April 26, 2022

Venue:

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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