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WNL Series 19 Recap: Goals Galore While Shelbourne Rebound To The Top Of The Table

While Peamount United’s Champions League action was cut short early on Saturday morning they weren’t the only WNL side not to take to the pitch at the weekend.

A waterlogged field saw the highly anticipated third and fourth place clash between DLR Waves and Wexford Youths postponed, but Bohemians, Treaty United, Galway WFC, Cork City, Shelbourne and Athlone Town flew the league’s flag with intent on Saturday afternoon.

Bohemians 5-1 Treaty United

Bohemians clocked up their most monumental victory to date in their two year WNL lifetime against Treaty United this series, in a game which accumulated six goals.

Dominating from the get go the home side raced onto the scoresheet with strikes from Lisa Murphy and Erica Burke in the opening 45 minutes, only to supplement in dramatic fashion in the second half.

Abbie Brophy’s half volley stunned onlookers to a daze with its magnificence, with Chloe Darby and Lara Phibbs getting in on the action too.

While Jenna Slattery did manage to locate a consolation goal from a penalty it was to no avail and The Gypsies picked up their fourth win of the season.

Galway WFC 6-1 Cork City

Despite conceding first The Tribeswomen secured a 6-1 triumph to make round 19 a memorable one at Eamonn Deacy Park.

An Eva Mangan bullet was the culprit but the daylight robbery that was to ensue was sparked off when Chloe Singleton clinched the equaliser.

Kate Slevin and Emma Starr made it 3-1 at the break, substitution Aoife Thompson adding yet another after the interval.

Starr established her brace and Ellie O’Flaherty made her way onto the scoreline too before the final whistle.

Earning four spots in the WNL team of the week for their efforts they will be optimistic they can carry the momentum into their next match.

Shelbourne 4-0 Athlone Town

When the cats away the Reds will play as proven when a tally quartet was racked up by Shelbourne at the weekend that saw them sail back to the summit in style.

Noel King’s outfit may not have matched a performance level of champions but bagged up their three points with four goals to display their undoubted talent regardless.

Chloe Mustaki took to the pitch to bring a smile far and wide in what was her first game in 18 months after a return from injury, but it was Emily Whelan who opened the scoring for the home side in Tolka Park before the lead was later doubled thanks to a Alex Kavanagh converted penalty.

Leah Doyle’s season debut seemed a fruitful one when she netted from close range to make it 3-0, Saoirse Noonan getting the final goal of the fixture in the 88th minute, making good on the two spot kicks she missed earlier.

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Alanna Cunnane

Alanna Cunnane is currently pursuing her studies in journalism and is an avid women in sport advocate, with a keen interest in all sports. Alanna writes for her local paper in Sligo and also reports for Ocean FM radio. Instagram: @acunnane | Twitter: @:ACunnane10 |

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