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Athlone Town women fight back for Cork city draw

May 2, 2021 16:05 By Dave Hooper
Athlone Town women fight back for Cork city draw Athlone Town women fight back for Cork city draw
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Athlone Town draw with Cork City while Peamount hammer Treaty United

Athlone Town scored their second point of the season after twice coming back from behind to secure a 2-2 draw with Cork City in the SSE Airtricity Women’s national league.

Becky Cassin put Cork into the lead early on and they were cruising until the home team were awarded a penalty that Emma Donohoe converted.

Cork rallied again and scored a superb goal when Christina Dring ran through to apply the finish on 61 minutes. And that looked to be enough for them to earn a win.

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But Athlone kept on going and Melissa O'Kane pulled them level when scoring from close range after the Cork keeper Abby McCarthy spilled the ball under pressure.

Elsewhere Shelbourne scored a 2-1 victory over DLR Waves. There wasn't much between the two teams at all. In fact, it took a special goal from Emily Whelan to break the deadlock when she latched onto a clever pass from Jessica Ziu.

Noelle Murray then increased Shels lead from the penalty spot before Carla McManus blasted in from 35-yards out a goal of the season contender.

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DLR did attempt to spring forward on the back of that goal to snatch a draw but it wasn't to be for Graham Kelly's side as Shels did just enough to claim the three points.

Meanwhile, league leaders Peamount United powered to a 3-0 victory away to bottom placed Treaty United.

While Michaela Mitchell was needed to be on full alert between the posts for the home team, it was Peamount goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon who had to pull off a big save to deny Aoife Horgan early on.

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Frustrated at not being able to break through, Peamount mixed up their approach and eventually got their goal through a long-range strike from Sadhbh Doyle following a short corner.

Two quick goals from Áine O'Gorman and Eleanor Ryan-Doyle put the champions in command, even though Jemma Slattery went close for Treaty who can take a lot of positives from their overall display.

Meanwhile, after a slow start, Wexford found their rhythm to score a 5-0 win over Galway WFC.

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It all started when Shauna Fox put the ball into her own net on 38 minutes and it pretty much ended when Wexford were able to rotate their goalkeeper confident that the game was as good as over by the 75th minute.

In between Lynn-Marie Grant, Sinead Taylor, Ellen Molloy and Aisling Frawley all found the back of the net with Molloy again scoring a superb goal.

To make matters worse for Galway, Therese Kinnevey was sent off in the second half. This was a day to forget for them, but Wexford will use it to further build their confidence.

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