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Date Time League Season
30 April 2022 4:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Malone’s magnificent hat-trick powers DLR win over Cork

DLR Waves outclassed Cork City in a 6-0 victory at the UCD Bowl this evening, thanks in no small part to a first-half Katie Malone hat-trick.

Waves looked a level above City all over the field and Malone's goals had the game over by half-time.

An Avril Brierley goal and a Kerri Letmon brace added to DLR's lead in the second-half as they bounced back from their mid-week defeat to Athlone.

The win sees The South-Dublin club keep the pressure on the divisions' top sides and really highlighted the weakness of the WNLs' Munster sides as City had come into the game with high hopes after defeating Treaty United 4-0 midweek.

City had a few early chances through Lauren Singleton but the ever-solid Eve Bandana reacted well on both occasions to ensure she kept a seventh clean-sheet of the season.

DLR Waves were dominant from the outset and had numerous attempts come close before Katie Malone broke the deadlock when she poked into goal on 27 minutes.

Midfielder Mia Dodd was forced off injured on a stretcher soon after the home side took the lead and a there was a nine minute delay in play.

DLR did not let that slow their momentum. though, and Malone had the ball in the back of the net again soon after play restarted after she got on the end of a neat cross with no City defender close to her.

Four minutes later, Malone had her third in a goal that epitomised the deep contrast between the sides, with Cork under pressure from the DLR press, the ball was sent backward but neither keeper nor defender could deal with it and Malone lobbed both to secure her hat-trick before half-time.  

It was more of the same after the break as Waves allowed the visitors little respite, Kerri Letmon beating the Cork keeper Abby McCarthy a minute into the half to put DLR four to the good and killing off any remaining City optimism.

Substitute Avril Brierley got a fifth for the home side on 71 minutes as the Belfielders were having a field day and Letmon added her second 10 minutes later to see the final score to 6-0.  

  • 92'

    Full-Time. DLR outclass Cork 6-0 with a totally dominant performance over the Rebels

  • 91'

    Lauren Walsh does well to keep the ball from the oncoming DLR attackers

  • 90'

    Third official indicates there will be 2 minutes additional time

  • 88'

    DLR corner is defended - Katie Malone awarded LOI TV Player of the Match for her hat-trick in the first-half

  • 82'

    Letmon adds DLR's sixth goal

  • 78'

    Griffin blazes over

  • 78'

    DLR corner as they go in search of a 6th

  • 72'

    Abby McCarthy makes a good save to deny Kerri Letmon, Katie Malone denied the follow up

  • 71'

    Avril Brierley gets another for DLR 5-0

  • 66'

    Shaunagh McCarthy replaces Lauren Singleton

  • 61'

    Cork corner goes behind

  • 57'

    Cork having a bit more success on the counter - Aoife Cronin can't get on the end of a long ball into the box in order to get a goal back for City

  • 53'

    Lauren singleton has an effort saved by Eve Bandana - may have been curling just wide anyways but Singleton has looked Cork's bright spark in this half

  • 53'

    Rachel Doyle has a shot from distance but it goes wide

  • 50'

    Cork defence just seems to fall sleep at times, still, Cork can't seem to bypass the DLR block in any area of the pitch

  • 46'

    Kerri Letmon beats the Cork keeper to make it 4-0 as DLR refuse to ease off for this half

  • 45'

    Underway for the second-half!

  • 62'

    Half-Time. It's been all DLR and the home side deservedly lead 3-0 against a Cork side that just can't seem to cope with this level of opposition

  • 60'

    Malone's third goal came from DLR's high press, which Cork have had no antidote to - ball hit back to the Cork keeper and her defender but neither could deal with it and Malone hit it high and lobbed both

  • 57'

    GOALLLL! Malone gets a hattrick after lobbing Abby McCarthy in the Cork goal

  • 57'

    Watters hits Griffins cross high and over the crossbar

  • Watters hits Griffins cross high and over the crossbar

  • 53'

    Malone scores again - top right corner as the Cork defence loses her completely and she gets on the end of a cross

  • 52'

    Play has resumed at the UCD Bowl - There will be 9 minutes additional time

  • 43'

    Play still yet to be resumed as Dodd still receiving attention

  • 40'

    There could be close to 10 minutes added on at the end of the half due to the injury

  • 40'

    Sophie Watters will replace Dodd

  • 40'

    Unfortunately Mia Dodd stretchered off the field of play

  • 35'

    Mia Dodd down injured - looks to be in pain

  • 34'

    Zara Foley has been Cork's best player in the last minutes but has no one in space when she looks to pass

  • 33'

    Bandana saves from Kelly Leahy's header, moments later Eva Mangan is cut out before she can shoot

  • 31'

    Cork really lacking a presence in midfield, Zara Foley coming down the right flank but lacking options

  • 28'

    Sarah McKevitt hits the crossbar as DLR counter!

  • 28'

    Cork struggling to break down DLR as the go in search of an equaliser

  • 27'

    Katie Malone pokes in for DLR to put the home side up 1-0 after getting on the end of a corner

  • 25'

    Rachel Doyle goes wide for DLR now as they keep on coming but can't find goal

  • 23'

    Abby McCarthy does well to prevent Sarah McKevitt's effort from going in

  • 23'

    DLR threatening but failing to get those attacking balls on target

  • 21'

    Bandana makes an excellent diving save to prevent a good Cork effort taken from the left

  • 21'

    McCarthy again collects as a dangerous ball is played to Waves' Katie Malone

  • 19'

    Letmon shoots but its easily saved by Abby McCarthy

  • 19'

    Letmon is dispossessed by a Cork defender in the nick of time as DLR look the better side now

  • 17'

    Katie Malone's through ball can't find her teammate and the ball is collected by Abby McCarthy

  • 16'

    Waves on the offensive now, putting the visitors under pressure

  • 10'

    Still 0-0 at Belfield, Cork with a free in the DLR half now

  • 1'

    Lauren Singleton comes close with a volleyed effort but saved by Eve Bandana!

  • Underway at the UCD bowl!

  • Just over 15 minutes until Kick-Off!

  • Surprisingly, a number of changes to the Cork side that beat Treaty 4-0 earlier this week, Abby McCarthy is back in goal while Lauren Singleton comes in up front for the away side!

  • Jess Gleeson captains DLR Waves for their third home consecutive hoe outing

  • Team news in for both clubs!

  • A win for Waves would see the South-Dublin side reinstate their pressure on the league's top-three while Cork could continue their rise to mid-table with three points

  • Cork City are the opposite, having defeated Treaty United 4-0 away from home on Tuesday evening, after a tough start to the season

  • DLR come into the fixture off of a demoralising mid-week defeat to Athlone on Tuesday, just as they had began to gather momentum

  • Welcome along to Final Whistle's WNL coverage of DLR Waves v Cork City. My name is Jack Joy and I'll be taking you through this afternoon's proceedings. Kick-off is at 4pm!

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
3Lynn Craven Defender
5Jessica Gleeson Defender
6Fiona Donnelly Midfielder
7Rachel Doyle 25 Midfielder
9Kerri Letmon Forward 46', 82'
10Katie Malone 28 Forward 27', 45+9', 45+12'
13Aoife Brophy 21 Defender
17Oleta Griffin Defender
20Mia Dodd 22 Midfielder
26Sarah McKevitt 16 Forward
1Rugile Auskalnyte Goalkeeper
12Niamh Prior Defender
14Orlagh Fitzpatrick Forward
16Avril Brierley 26 Midfielder 72'
21Jane McKevitt 13 Defender
22Sophie Watters 20 Midfielder
25Shauna Carroll 7 Midfielder
27Joy Ralph Forward
28Lovisa Lindquist 10 Forward

Cork City

13Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
2Nathalie O’Brien Defender
2Danielle Burke 24 Defender
4Ciara McNamara 17 Defender
5Zara Foley Defender
9Christina Dring 21 Forward
14Aoibhinn Donnelly 6 Forward
18Becky Cassin Midfielder 59'
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
22Kelly Leahy Midfielder
25Lauren Singleton 14 Defender
26Hannah Walsh Goalkeeper
6Aoife Cronin 14 Midfielder
8Kate O’Donovan Midfielder
14Shaunagh McCarthy 25 Defender
17Riona Crowley 4 Defender
19Orlaith Deasy Defender
21Nadine Seward 9 Forward
24Lauren Walsh 2 Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 22)
4 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Series 13)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Series 4)
0 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Series 5)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 18)
1 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 13)
3 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 5)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 17)
2 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 10)
1 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 3)
0 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

3 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

0 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

2 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

1 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

4 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

1 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 15)
0 - 6
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 9)
7 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 2)
0 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 18)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 11)
4 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 4)
0 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 19)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 15)
1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 6)
3 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

Ground

UCD Bowl
UCD Bowl, Greenfield Park, Greenfield, Roebuck, Clonskeagh-Belfield ED, Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Leinster, D04 XT65, Ireland

Jack Joy is a journalism student at Dublin City University