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20 August 2022 5:00 pm Women's National League 2022

Match Report

Dominant Galway put six past Treaty

First-half goals from Lynsey McKee and a Kate Thompson screamer were the catalyst as Galway were 6-0 winners against WNL's bottom side Treaty United at Markets Field.  

Treaty made four changes to the side shredded by league leaders Shelbourne last weekend, but were behind after 48 seconds.  

Chloe Singleton's surging sprint down the flank wasn't sufficiently challenged, allowing her time and space to cut the ball back for McKee - who couldn't miss from close-range.  

You could hear goalkeeper Trish Fennelly give her teammates an earful after witnessing their sluggish start, and it was going to get worse. 
They had their 'keeper to thank for keeping the score respectable with astute anticipation and multiple saves before half-time.

Saoirse Healey twice came close before the half-hour mark, while Julie-Ann Russell should've had an assist from an overlapping Singleton run in the box after breaching Treaty's backline once more.  

As the game got increasingly scrappy with 50-50 challenges galore, Thompson doubled the visitors' lead with a fantastic finish from distance.  

Galway gradually played their way forward but Alannah Mitchell's half-hearted clearance in mid-air fell to Thompson.
She took one touch to control, another to set herself and spotted Fennelly off her line before letting fly - deftly chipping into the far corner from 25 yards out.

The offside flag saved Treaty on multiple occasions before half-time, and you could understand Galway's collective eagerness to get more goals.  

They would come in spurts after the interval instead. Russell showed great skill to spin Mitchell inside out, before releasing an incisive pass to an unmarked Singleton who calmly added a third.

She could've completed a three-minute brace but lacked conviction with the eventual first-time effort, before Healey finally got on the scoresheet to make it 4-0 after 53 minutes.

Fennelly made a strong low save initially to deny Russell's effort, but the rebound fell kindly for Healey and she fired into the far corner from a tight angle.

The attacking intensity had predictably died down with countless changes being made for both sides, though Singleton and substitute Rola Olusola threatened as time wore on.  

Fennelly made an excellent fingertip stop to deny former teammate Jenna Slattery, another second-half sub, before Olusola got her reward for patience and pressing in the final third.  

Treaty defender Grace McInerney had a disastrous cameo from the bench, first gifting a half-baked backpass towards Fennelly and watching Olusola pounce to score on 80 minutes.  

Then just three minutes later, Galway were gifted their sixth with another different scorer: none other than a familiar face in Slattery, after Olusola outmuscled McInerney as they jostled for position from a poor Fennelly goal-kick and unselfishly teed up her teammate in the box.  

Singleton limped off with a knock, but besides that, this was a perfect evening's work and well-deserved thrashing for Galway against a Treaty defence that continues to leak preventable goals.  

  • I've been Mosope Ominiyi, thanks for joining me for today's live commentary. Stay tuned as always for the full match report and up-to-date as games are going on elsewhere tonight. Until next time, goodnight!

  • 93'

    FT: Treaty 0-6 Galway, a nightmare start and a disastrous ending for the hosts but a well-deserved thrashing from Galway - who could've easily had double digits this evening! The only negative could be Chloe Singleton, who limped off with a knock in the dying embers after an excellent showing, but they'll hope she's okay.

  • 90'

    Two minutes of stoppage-time to be added on here, in what has been a grim evening for the hosts. Singleton down with a knock, looks like she can't continue.

  • 85'

    Disastrous cameo for McInerney tonight, who gets the short straw in her half and finds herself swiftly outmuscled by Olusola after a weak pass into her by Fennelly. Slattery is the beneficiary from the latter's pass across the area and really can't miss from there! All too easy today for the visitors.

  • 84'

    GOAL! SLATTERY ADDS A SIXTH!

  • 83'

    Mendez next into the referee's book for a careless, albeit accidental, foul near the centre-circle.

  • 81'

    McInerney's half-baked pass back towards Fennelly, who is left stranded in an awkward position, can do nothing but watch as Olusola reacts quickest to pounce and make it 5-0.

  • 80'

    GOAL FOR GALWAY! OLUSOLA MAKES IT A FANTASTIC FIVE!

  • 79'

    Save! Slattery jinks her way into the box, leaves Mitchell for dead and strikes goalwards - Fennelly's fingertip stop parries the ball out for a corner. Thompson blazes over from the resulting set-piece.

  • 77'

    Griffin is first into the referee's book for committing an obviously frustrated, forceful challenge on Jacob near the touchline after having possession stripped far too easily, no complaints to be had.

  • 76'

    Wide! Singleton's marauding run is almost rewarded with an excellent solo goal, but she skews the eventual effort wide of the far post after covering ground aplenty.

  • 73'

    Olusola has fleetingly threatened with her pace in behind for Galway since coming on, but the attacking intensity has predictably died down now with countless substitutions for both sides.

  • 70'

    O'Donovan and Shannon Parbat the latest changes for the hosts, replacing Tobin and Wing.

  • 67'

    Double change again for the visitors with more fresh legs here: Olusola and Jacob replacing McKee and Walsh.

  • 62'

    Slattery came close with an ambitious half-chance against her former club, it's been that sort of evening - Galway are doing as they please.

  • 59'

    Triple change for the hosts now: Deegan, Griffin and Mendez all off -- McInerney, Markham and Kangal on.

  • 57'

    Double change for the visitors now: Russell and Healey off, Donovan and former Treaty forward Jenna Slattery on.

  • 54'

    Got to feel a bit for Fennelly there. She makes a strong initial low save to deny Russell, but the rebound falls kindly for Healey, who fires into the far corner from a tight angle. This is getting rough now...

  • 53'

    GOAL! HEALEY MAKES IT FOUR!

  • 51'

    Chance! Singleton could've completed a three-minute brace just now! Instead, her final touch lacks conviction and direction, trickling out harmlessly for a goal-kick.

  • 50'

    Russell shows great skill to effortlessly spins Mitchell inside out in the build-up, before releasing an unmarked Singleton in the box... and she makes no mistake.

  • 49'

    GOAL FOR GALWAY! SINGLETON MAKES IT THREE!

  • Second-half underway, no changes to speak of yet. I'll let you know when that changes.

  • 46'

    HT: Treaty 0-2 Galway, the visitors are deservedly ahead and the scoreline could be much worse - but for a handful of offsides and more razor-sharp finishing in the final third.

  • 45'

    Close! Keisha Tobin's inswinging free-kick causes a mixup between Walsh and Ronayne, who is forced into a rare diving stop at her near post! Nothing comes from the resulting corner though.

  • 41'

    Close! Galway should, at the very least, have made it 3-0 there! Singleton was through on-goal and unselfishly cut the ball across for Healey in the box, but a mix-up in communication saw the chance fizzle out.

  • 35'

    Mendez shows a good turn of pace, beating Healey in a foot race to the ball and needed to, as she would've only had the keeper to beat in that instance.

  • 32'

    Russell and McKee both had chances in quick succession to add to Galway's lead just now after baring down on goal intently, but Fennelly showed good awareness and anticipation off her line in thwarting the pair.

  • 29'

    Galway gradually played their way forward but Alannah Mitchell's half-hearted clearance in mid-air fell to Thompson. She took one touch to control, another to set herself and spotted Fennelly off her line before letting fly - deftly chipping into the far corner from 25 yards out, a remarkable finish!

  • 28'

    WHAT A FINISH! THOMPSON MAKES IT TWO!

  • 27'

    A number of 50-50 challenges unfolding now as the ball is loose and half-chances are available for both sides, if they execute them better.

  • 22'

    A brief break in play now, as Cara Griffin is down on the turf signalling for medical attention.

  • 20'

    Close! Moments after forcing Feenelly into a low stop from her sidefooted free-kick, Russell's effort in the box narrowly evades an overlapping Singleton at the far post. Should've been 2-0 there.

  • 14'

    Healey continuing to make problems for Treaty whenever she receives possession, this time her low drive through opposition traffic trickles narrowly wide of the far post.

  • 9'

    Healey skips past two and curls an effort goalwards, but Feenelly is equal to the strike.

  • 5'

    Mitchell shouting at her teammates to wake up, they're already under increasing duress in the early exchanges and it's the worst possible start for the hosts.

  • 2'

    Treaty's backline were carved open at will last week and the same has happened early here. Singleton's surging sprint down the flank isn't sufficiently challenged, she looks up before cutting the ball back into the box and McKee makes no mistake from close-range. 1-0 to the visitors already!

  • 1'

    GOAL! 48 SECONDS AND MCKEY GIVES GALWAY AN EARLY LEAD!

  • Just a few minutes until kick-off now, check the line-ups tab for a full rundown for both sides.

  • Browne and Wing, both unavailable last week, return to the starting XI elsewhere in midfield as Markham and O'Donovan drop to the bench.

  • Four changes and a full bench for Treaty today: goalkeeper Trish Fennelly is recalled to the starting eleven. Parbat's head injury isn't serious enough to rule her out of contention entirely, but she will start among the subs here.

  • While you wait for team news to filter through, why not click on the article tab and read my match preview? I think this contest is bound to feature a few goals...

  • My name's Mosope Ominiyi and I'll be taking you through the evening's action as it unfolds from Markets Field, as mid-table Galway look to inflict further damage on a vulnerable Treaty backline here.

  • Good afternoon everyone and welcome to today's live play-by-play commentary as Treaty entertain Galway in the WNL. Kick-off is in 40 minutes - 5pm - so stay tuned for updates.

Treaty United

12Trish Fennelly Hunt Goalkeeper
2Alix Mendez Defender 83'
3Emma Deegan 14 Defender
25Laoise Browne Defender
4Alannah Mitchell Defender
8Jesse Mendez 17 Midfielder
26Keisha Tobin 5 Midfielder
21Kelsey Wing 10 Midfielder
11Cara Griffin Forward 77'
23Emily O’Halloran Forward
27Naoise Griffin 22 Forward
1Michaela Mitchell Goalkeeper
5Shannon Parbat 26 Defender
15Niamh O’Byrne Defender
22Grace McInerney 27
14Nessa Markham 3 Defender
10Shannen O’Donovan 21 Midfielder
17Esra Kengal 8 Midfielder

Galway WFC

20Abbiegayle Ronayne Goalkeeper
2Becky Walsh 24 Defender
21Kate Thompson Defender 28'
4Nicole McNamara Defender
23Bryce Reynolds Defender
18Jamie Erickson Defender
7Chloe Singleton Midfielder 49'
8Julie-Ann Russell 11 Midfielder
12Aoibheann Costelloe Midfielder
19Saoirse Healey 9 Forward 53'
10Lynsey McKee 16 Forward 1'
25Peggy Forde Goalkeeper
22Eve Dossen Defender
24Roisin Jacob 2 Defender
9Jenna Slattery 19 Midfielder 85'
13Jodie Griffin Forward
11Sinead Donovan 8 Midfielder
13Hannah Glynn Defender
16Rola Olusola 10 Forward 80'
15Abbie Callanan Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 10)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway WFC v Treaty United

(Round 5)
0 - 2
Women's National League
Markets Field

Treaty United v Galway WFC

(Series 22)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway WFC v Treaty United

(Series 13)
2 - 2
Women's National League
Jackman Park

Treaty United v Galway WFC

(Series 4)
4 - 1
Women's National League
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway WFC v Treaty United

(Series 8)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway WFC v Treaty United

Ground

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

Mosope Ominiyi is a freelance sports journalist and sub-editor with over a decade's worth of experience, having graduated in 2020 with a BA Hons degree at Staffordshire University. His work has appeared in The Times, MailOnline and Sportskeeda, among other platforms.