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Galway WFC sent shock-waves around the Continental Tyres Women's National League with a five-star display against league leaders Peamount United, dismissing them comfortably in a 5-1 victory at Eamonn Deacy Park.

 

Scoring the best strike of the match, and producing a contender for goal of the season, was Lynsey McKey whose late strike over Naoisha McAloon from distance had spectators in awe on a damp evening in the west.

 

"It was great to get on the score-sheet," she said. "I know Aoife [Brennan] was going for a hat-trick, but I was through on goal so, look, I just went for it. Some days they go out wide, some days they go in, today it went in so it was great to cap off a great win."

 

A 1-0 defeat at the hands of Kilkenny United WFC a week before had not been the best preparation for the match, but manager Billy Clery used the time wisely by drilling the 'Galway Girls' on some shooting practice - and it certainly paid outstanding dividends against Peamount.

 

"Well, we knew last week that we had plenty of chances on goal - it was a disappointing result, Kilkenny defended well, so this week we focused on our finishing and, look, it worked out well today.

 

"Last week was a big disappointment for us. This week we knew Peamount are the team everyone wants to beat so it was a great day for us," McKey added.

 

Galway WFC remain in the bottom half of the table, but their surprise win over the table-toppers could well prove to be the necessary fuel they need to leap a few places in the standings.

 

Indeed, McKey herself is relishing the prospect of facing her former club Cork City WFC next week when the two clubs face off against each other in Bishopstown and feels the squad are in a better place now.

 

"I think it's a bit of a confidence-booster. I think we know we need to be consistent with our results - Cork are flying it this season, so we need to go next week and do it again, but I think it's just going to go down to work-rate and the same intensity that we had today," she concluded.

 

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