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Champions Peamount United moved joint top with Shelbourne after overcoming their Dublin rivals in the latest round of action in the SSE Airtricity Women's National League.

DLR Waves and Wexford Youths celebrated their first League victories of the 2021 season, while Bohemians fought back to earn a point against Cork City.


SSE Airtricity Women's National League - Series 3

Bohemians 3-3 Cork City
There is a steely edge to Bohemians this term as they maintained their unbeaten start by converting a late penalty at the Oscar Traynor Centre.

Chloe Darby smashed the all-important spot-kick into the back of the net to earn a point for Sean Byrne's side that they fully deserved in this back-and-forth clash.

Bohs took the lead through Erica Burke before Lauren Egbuloniu netted twice for Cork to shoot them into the lead. Substitute Aoife Robinson finished well to level matters again.

Cork thought that they had won it when Laura Shine fired in but the concession of a penalty - which Darby scored from - let them down and Bohs back in at the same time.


DLR Waves 2-1 Galway WFC
With time ticking down, DLR Waves showed a fighting spirit to push through the pain barrier and go for goal. And it paid off with Katie Malone notching in their winner.

A superb cross from defender Aoife Brophy was not dealt with by Galway goalkeeper Maja Zajc and Malone was in the right place to hook in from close range.

This was DLR's first win of the season and they opened the scoring when Kate Mooney rose highest in the penalty to head in a perfect delivery from Jessica Gleeson.

Galway did respond, through top goalscorer Rachel Kearns with her fifth goal in three games, but her header wasn't enough for the visitors who will feel that they could have contributed more to this contest.


Peamount United 2-1 Shelbourne
This Dublin Derby never comes up short on the entertainment scorecard. There were 53 goals netted in 15 previous League encounters before Peamount edged this one in PRL Park.

Peamount have now earned eight wins in this League rivalry but they had to do it the hard way. Eleanor Ryan-Doyle got them started with an early goal, which was more about Shelbourne's defensive mix-up than the forward's finishing ability.

Shels goalkeeper Amanda Budden did make amends when denying Ryan-Doyle with a brilliant penalty save but she was caught off-guard by Áine O'Gorman when she curled in a stunning left-footed finish.

The Reds never gave up and that made it a thrilling game for the neutral to watch on LOITV. They had a goal ruled out for offside before Ciara Grant did eventually pull one back but it was too late to inspire a fightback.


Treaty United 1-7 Wexford Youths
Tom Elmes made a couple of changes to his starting line-up and it paid off as Wexford secured their first win of the season - but with a swagger to their play.

Fresh from earning her third & fourth Republic of Ireland WNT caps, Ellen Molloy scored four times to show just how clinical she can be if given any space around the penalty area.

Ciara Rossiter netted inside 10 minutes and Treaty responded almost straight away with a fine header from Aoife Cronin. But Wexford simply shifted up a gear to take control of the game.

Sinead Taylor, one of those changes, smashed in a volley before Molloy made it 3-1 with a sweet finish. Then Kylie Murphy converted a penalty before Molloy added three more with this solo effort being the best of the bunch.