Athlone Town recorded their first ever Women’s National League victory as they landed a 3-2 victory over Treaty United in Athlone Town Stadium.
There was a lot of talk about the goalscoring potential of Aoife Horgan ahead of this fixture and the Treaty United forward responded by doubling her tally for the season.
However, this day belonged to Athlone, who responded to Horgan’s first goal after three minutes with a goal of their own through Katelyn Keogh poking the ball home from close range.
Horgan hit back when she pounced on a parry from goalkeeper Niamh Coombes, but it was all square by the interval when Athlone captain Paula Doran chipped the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the penalty area.
Treaty will be disappointed in how they ultimately lost this one as the third goal came from defensive errors that eventually saw Kellie Brennan score. This is a big win for Athlone that will give them a lot of confidence.
Elsewhere Cork City scored a 4-3 win away to Bohemian’s having made a fast start to this game by scoring two goals inside the opening half hour through Lauren Egbuloniu and Christina Dring.
Bohs their way back into the contest due to goals from Aoife Robinson and Alannah Maxwell. Cork retook the lead when Lauren Shine netted a brace late on and that proved to be too much for the home side, even though Maxwell got another goal back.
While Galway WFC and Shelbourne played out a 1-1 draw thanks to a Chloe Singleton’s thunderbolt strike on 27 minutes, Shels levelled on the hour mark from Jessica Ziu.
Wexford Youths scored a big 3-0 win over Peamount United with Ellen Molloy netting one in each half after Nicola Sinnott opened the scoring on 12 minutes when finding herself in the right place to meet a delivery from a corner kick and head in.
Tuesday, September 8th
Treaty United v Cork City, Jackman Park, KO 19:45
Saturday, September 12th
DLR Waves v Bohemians, Jackson Park, KO 18:30
Peamount United v Galway WFC, PRL Park, KO 18:30
Sunday, September 13th
Cork City v Athlone Town, Bishopstown Stadium, KO 14:00
Treaty United v Wexford Youths, Markets Field, KO 14:00