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Date Time League Season
4 June 2022 5:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Brierley brace helps sink Treaty United

An Avril Brierley brace helps DLR Waves edge out a dogged Treaty United on a scoreline of 4-0 in Markets Field in Limerick on Saturday Evening.

The opening half saw the majority of the better chances going to the home team. Most landed at the feet of Aislinn Meaney who had a couple in quick succession, but it was the South Dublin Side who took the lead just before half time through Avril Brierley.

The second half was a lot more sloppy than the first. Waves had a couple of early chances to extend their lead but both went wide. DLR Waves extended their lead on 67 through Brierley who got her second of the game with a great finish.

Carla McManus added a third on 78 pouncing on Treaty keeper Fennelly whos error allowed McManus to finish into an empty net.

Substitute Carla Dodd scored from the bench to give DLR a 4-0 lead late in the game with an effort from range after another poor Treaty clearance, giving the South Dublin side all three points in Limerick.

The game got off to a slow start with Treaty being the better of the sides in the opening minutes. The home side picked up an early corner after a through ball down the channel was cleared by the Waves defense. The resulting corner was easily dealt with but Treaty were showing that they carried momentum from their well-earned point last weekend. 

Katie Malone played a high looping cross into the Limerick sides box during which Trish Fennelly the home side goalkeeper was caught in the air trying to catch the ball leading to a lengthy stoppage for treatment, this took up the majority of the opening 10 minutes. 

The Shannonsiders had the first real chance through Amy Madden who’s 25-yard free-kick was sent over the wall and just above the left upright. It had Eve Badana scrambling to get across her net. 

This spell kicked the Waves into gear who would dominate the next 15 minutes. Rachel Doyle came close with a half volley that fell to her off a deflected cross, the best of their chances a quarter of the way through the match. 

Aislinn Meaney gets the home side's first shot on target as she latches onto a through ball and with some great dribbling opens up the space for a shot at goal from 20 yards which is well held. Treaty have opted for the long ball down the channel a number of times in the opening half. 

The best chance of the game fell to Meaney who hit the top of the bar from close range after sloppy play from the Waves' defence allowed Treaty to turn the ball over and get it into the box. 

DLR Waves looked to regain momentum quickly and followed up the Treaty chances with a number of corners ultimately leading to little opportunities to get the opening goal of the game for the South Dublin side. 

The home side had another great opportunity to take the lead as Cara Griffin pounced on more sloppy Waves defending to overturn possession and get a snapshot on net but Badana in the Waves goal was quick off her line and smothered the attempt. 

It would be the away side who would open up the scoring in this game just before halftime through Avril Brearley who finished nicely over Treaty keeper Fennelly rushing out of her net to close the angle. 

DLR Waves took the narrow advantage into the break in a half that could’ve gone either way. The home side would be disappointed they did not capitalize on major opportunities of their own. Half-time score Treaty United 0-1 DLR Waves.

The away side carried the momentum into the second half. Malone and Brierley had two attempts at goal go just past the far post in the opening minutes of the half. Both decent opportunities to extend their lead. 

Avril Brierley doubled the lead for the away side after 67 minutes after a bouncing ball fell her way at the edge of the box. Brierley lifted the ball across to the far post lobbing Fennelly in the Treaty net. A very well taken goal.  

DLR Waves extended their lead further in the 76th minute through substitute Carla McManus who pounced on a goalkeeping error to slide the ball into an empty net to give her team a 3-0 lead. 

Substitute Carla Dodd added a fourth for Waves late on with a fantastic effort from range, again though resulting from poor defending from the home side. A brilliant strike nonetheless.  That would be how it would finish as all three points go back to the capital as DLR Waves win out on a scoreline of four goals to nil. 

Treaty travel to Cork next weekend whilst DLR Waves are hosting Bohemians. Both games taking place next Saturday. 

  • 93'

    Full Time: DLR Waves win 4-0 here in Limerick. Two from Brierley and one each for Dodd and McManus giving the Waves all 3 points.

  • 90'

    3 Minutes added time.

  • 86'

    Mia Dodd scores from range after another poor clearing attempt from Treaty.

  • 77'

    Carla McManus scores from the bench for DLR Waves. A poor error from Treaty goalkeeper Fennelly saw McManus end up with the ball at her feet and an empty net to score into.

  • 73'

    Grace McInerney makes her senior debut for Treaty replacing the injured Esra Kengal.

  • 73'

    Brearley will not complete her hattrick as she is replaced by Carla McManus. DLR Waves third substitution.

  • 68'

    Double Sub for Waves as Mia Dodd and Kerri Letmon replace Sophie Watters and Rachel Doyle

  • 67'

    Avril Brierley gets her and the Waves second of the evening with a fantastic lobbed finish from the corner of the box.

  • 55'

    Brearley is played in by Doyle and shoots just wide. Another decent opportunity for the away side.

  • 52'

    Waves Katie Malone has the first opportunity of the second half with her left-footed attempt going just past the top right corner.

  • 45'

    Second half is underway, no changes at the break.

  • 47'

    Half time in Markets Field in Limerick as the away side DLR Waves lead 1-0.

  • 45'

    2 minutes added on in the opening half.

  • 42'

    Avril Brierley opens the scoring with a neat finish over the Treaty keeper from close range.

  • 40'

    The home side get three corners in succession leading to Mendez heading wide on the third cross into the box.

  • 35'

    Cara Griffin pounces on another Waves defensive error and gets a snapshot on goal but it is well saved by Badana who was quick off her line. Another big opportunity for the home side.

  • 35'

    Cara Griffin pounces on another Waves defensive error and gets a snapshot on goal but it is well saved by Badana who was quick off her line. Another big opportunity for the home side.

  • 30'

    DLR look to regain the momentum once more as they attack the Treaty net. A couple of corners in succession and some desperation clearance attempts ultimately leads to a Waves offside.

  • 24'

    Meaney with the best chance of the game with Waves caught napping attempting to play out from the back saw a cross end up at Meaney's feet 15 yards out whose shot grazed the top of the crossbar.

  • 23'

    Aislinn Meaney gets the home side's first shot on target as she latches onto a through ball and with some great dribbling opens up the space for a shot at goal from 20 yards which is well held.

  • 19'

    Rachel Doyle puts a half volley over the bar for Waves off of a cross that deflected to her feet.

  • 17'

    DLR Waves are beginning to show their threat now, carrying the majority of possession in the last few minutes with a couple of crosses cleared by the home side.

  • 11'

    Amy Madden takes a Treaty free kick from 25 yards out and puts it just over the bar.

  • 8'

    Fennelly is okay to resume and takes the resulting free-kick.

  • 7'

    Treaty goalkeeper Trish Fennelly is down injured after being caught in the air going to catch a high ball played in by Katie Malone. Lengthy stoppage here.

  • 3'

    Treaty get the first corner of the evening but the long ball into the box is well cleared by the Waves defenders.

  • 1'

    Underway here in Markets Field.

  • Both teams take the field ready for kick-off in Limerick.

  • Treaty make two changes from last week's draw with Sligo as Heidi O'Sullivan and Michaela Lawrence drop out for Esra Kengal and Emily O'Halloran.

  • DLR Waves make three changes from the side that lost to Galway at home last weekend. Fiona Donnelly, Kerri Letmon, and Sarah MccKevitt all make way Nicole Keogh, Katie Malone, and Avril Brierley.

  • Samuel Mansfield here with you this evening in an overcast but dry Markets Field for DLR Waves visit to Treaty United in Round 13 of the Women’s National League.

Treaty Utd

12Trish Fennelly Hunt Goalkeeper
3Emma Deegan Defender
4Alannah Mitchell Defender
6Lauren Keane 10 Midfielder
8Jesse Mendez Midfielder
11Cara Griffin 2 Forward
17Esra Kengal 22 Midfielder
19Amy Madden 16 Midfielder
23Emily O’Halloran Forward
24Aislinn Meaney Forward
25Laoise Browne Defender
1Michaela Mitchell Goalkeeper
16Emma Costelloe 19 Midfielder
5Shannon Parbat Defender
2Alix Mendez 11 Defender
10Shannen O’Donovan 6 Midfielder
15Niamh O’Byrne Defender
22Grace McInerney 17

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
2Nicole Keogh 12 Defender
3Lynn Craven Defender
5Jessica Gleeson Defender
7Rachel Doyle 9 Midfielder
8Nadine Clare Midfielder
10Katie Malone Forward
13Aoife Brophy Defender
16Avril Brierley 15 Midfielder 42', 67'
22Sophie Watters 20 Midfielder
23Kate Mooney 14 Forward
1Rugile Auskalnyte Goalkeeper
4Louise Corrigan Defender
9Kerri Letmon 7 Forward
12Niamh Prior 2 Defender
14Orlagh Fitzpatrick 23 Forward
15Carla McManus 16 Forward 77'
17Oleta Griffin Defender
19Robyn Bolger Forward
20Mia Dodd 22 Midfielder 86'

Past Meetings

(Round 1)
5 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Treaty United

(Series 27)
1 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v DLR Waves

(Series 18)
5 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Treaty United

(Series 9)
0 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Jackman Park

Treaty United v DLR Waves

(Series 3 - Group 2)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v DLR Waves

(Quarter Final)
2 - 0
FAI Women's Cup
Markets Field

Treaty United v DLR Waves

(Series 4)
0 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Treaty United

Ground

Markets Field
Markets Field, Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, V94 AY9C, Ireland

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