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Date Time League Season
27 August 2022 4:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Dodd free kick edges Waves past Cork

Mia Dodd’s Free kick after half an hour saw DLR Waves overcome a competitive Cork City side 1-0 at the Bellfield Bowl.

It was a very even start to the game with both sides enjoying spells of possession without creating clear cut chance in the opening ten minutes.

The first shot of the game came through City’s Laura Shine who forced a good save out of Irish call up Eve Badana in the 13th minute.

Badana’s opposite number Abbie McCarthy was called into action minutes later when she bravely cut out a cross from Kate Mooney in a duel which would continue throughout the half.

Waves began to take control of the game in the second quarter and got their reward on the half hour mark when Mia Dodd scored from a free kick after Mooney was fouled just outside the box.

One nearly became two in the 41st minute when Jane McKevitt’s shot from long range was well saved by McCarthy.

The City goalkeeper’s heroics continued on the stroke of half time when she saved a penalty from Mooney after she was fouled inside the box. 1-0 is how it finished at the break.

Waves began the second half the stronger side with Sarah McKevitt particularly influential down the right channel.

City would have a purple patch on the hour mark with a number of chances through substitute Orla Deasy and a long-range effort from Eva Mangan.

In the middle of this, the visitors thought they had the ball in the net through Christina Dring but the referee deemed the ball not to have crossed the line.

Waves managed to weather the storm and nearly doubled their lead from another free kick in the 70th minute when McKevitt hit the bar from the edge of the box.

Despite City’s best efforts in the closing stages, DLR held on for a narrow win to move three points clear of 7th placed Bohemians.

  • Full time and DLR Waves see it out 1-0.

  • 90'

    It's well cleared however.

  • 90'

    Corner to City as they chase the equaliser.

  • 90'

    Four additional minutes to be played at the end of the game.

  • 88'

    DLR finishing the stronger with just a couple of minutes left.

  • 80'

    Becky Cassin with a header but it goes left and wide.

  • 74'

    McManus on for Breirly for DLR.

  • 72'

    Chloe Atkinson on for City in place of Seaward.

  • 70'

    McKevitt hits the bar.

  • 70'

    Ellie O'Brien recieves a yellow for a tackle on McKevitt on the edge of the Cork box.

  • 65'

    Kerry Letmon coming on for Fiona Donnelly for DLR.

  • 63'

    Deasy fouled on the edge of the penalty area and in a similar position to Dodd's one earlier on. Free is blocked however.

  • 62'

    Badana with a great save from Eva Mangan from long range to deny City again.

  • 61'

    Christina Dring believes she has the ball in the Waves net but the ball doesn't appear to have crossed the line and play is waved on.

  • 60'

    Orla Deasy really should have scored there after finding herself in acres of space but was too indecisive.

  • 59'

    Corner for City after an excellent tackle from Louise Corrigan denies a dangerous goal opportunity. The resulting corner is cleared.

  • 56'

    McKevitt with an ambitious effort from long range which goes just over.

  • 54'

    Orla Deasy and Ellie O'Brien are coming on for City instead of Heidi Mackin and Lauren Singleton.

  • 52'

    Waves have started the better in the second half but City are enjoying a spell of possession.

  • 46'

    Back underway as Lynn Craven comes on for Nicole Keogh for Waves.

  • McCarthy saves as the referee blows for half time! Waves lead 1-0 at the break.

  • 45'

    Penalty for Waves as Mooney is fouled in the box.

  • 45'

    2 additional minutes to be added on.

  • 41'

    Good save from McCarthy to deny McKevitt from range.

  • 40'

    Mooney causing lots of problems down the left channel for Waves who are beginning to get on top once again.

  • 35'

    City showing a bit more urgency since going behind but have struggled to create a real chance.

  • 30'

    Mia Dodd scores from the free kick. A well hit effort into the bottom corner.

  • 30'

    Mooney upended but it looks like its just outside the box. Free kick for Waves.

  • 28'

    Very even game so far with the possession stats being very even along with two tight defences.

  • 21'

    Good run from Jane McKevitt who makes her way into the City box but her shot is blocked at the near post and the danger is cleared.

  • 17'

    Brave goalkeeping from Abbie McCarthy to cut out Kate Mooney's cross and wins a free kick in the process.

  • 13'

    Good effort from City's Laura Shine but Eve Badana does well to get down and deny her.

  • 8'

    Waves in the asendancy for the past couple of minutes. No shots from either side yet however.

  • 4'

    Good start from City here, showing plenty of attacking intent without creating a clear cut chance so far.

  • 1'

    Finally underway.

  • Bit of a delay in starting here due to an issue with the nets.

  • Teams out onto the pitch.

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DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
Louise Corrigan Defender
2Nicole Keogh 11 Defender
13Aoife Brophy Defender
6Fiona Donnelly 9 Midfielder
8Sophie Watters Midfielder
13Mia Dodd Midfielder 30'
16Avril Brierley 20 Midfielder
15Kate Mooney Forward
10Katie Malone Forward
23Sarah McKevitt Forward
1Rugile Auskalnyte Goalkeeper
9Kerri Letmon 6 Forward
21Jane McKevitt Defender
11Lynn Craven 2 Defender
14Amber Cosgrove Forward
19Robyn Bolger Forward
20Carla McManus 16 Forward
25Shauna Carroll Midfielder
27Joy Ralph Forward

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
3Danielle Burke Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
24Lauren Walsh Defender
25Lauren Singleton 19 Defender
27Heidi Mackin 27 Defender
18Becky Cassin Midfielder
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
7Nadine Seward 23 Forward
9Christina Dring Forward
16Laura Shine Forward
2Nathalie O’Brien Defender
6Aoife Cronin Midfielder
8Kate O’Donovan Midfielder
11Shaunagh McCarthy Defender
19Orlaith Deasy 25 Defender
23Chloe Atkinson 7 Forward
26Hannah Walsh Goalkeeper
27Ellie O’Brien 27 Midfielder 70'
28Fiana Bradley Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 17)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 8)
6 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(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
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