|10 September 2022||4:00 pm||Women's National League||2022|
A goal in either half of the 1-1 draw at the UCD Bowl forced DLR Waves and Athlone Town to share the points in the Womens National League.
After being subjected to relentless pressure in the first period of the first half, DLR took the lead thanks to a superb headed goal from Kate Mooney.
The visitors came back with a determined second half performance, and although having a few chances that were close, they finally scored late in the match when Maddison Gibson gave the midlanders their due for their perseverance by levelling the game with a late strike.
Athlone nearly took the lead early in the contest as Emily Corbet's initial shot was blocked by Lynn Craven, she got a second bite of the cherry but her curling effort was cleared off the line by Aoife Brophy.
For the Waves, some good build-up down the left by Kerri Letmon saw her cross to Fiona Donnelly saw the midfielder strike from range that had to be well saved by Coombes in the Athlone goal.
Emily Corbet had a glorious chance to put Athlone ahead but her shot after a cross from Molloy saw the striker hook her shot over the bar with the goal at her mercy.
Despite being under pressure for most of the first half DLR took the lead after Sarah McKevitt's cross was met by Kate Mooney and she headed low past Niamh Coombes at the back post to put the home side in the lead.
The Blues nearly added a second early after the break as Kerri Letmon’s attempt on goal saw her effort go just wide on the six-yard box after an excellent cross from Kate Mooney to her. Athlone continued to press with Muireann Devaney having a sight on goal with a shot from just outside the area that was well saved by Eve Bandana.
Maddison Gibson who had a great chance missed in the first half made amends for that as she levelled for the away side. Collecting the ball from an initial cross in the DLR goal area she calmly teed up her shot by switching her feet and striking from close range.
Scarlett Herron a second-half change for Athlone nearly sealed the three points but the Irish under 19’s effort just went wide.
|UCD Bowl, Greenfield Park, Greenfield, Roebuck, Clonskeagh-Belfield ED, Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Leinster, D04 XT65, Ireland|