Women’s National League: Dub Clubs off to Fliers

by Aaron Dunne
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A sense of deja vu for captain Pearl Slattery as she scored her Shelbourne’s opening goal of the new season, for the third year in a row, in a 1-0 derby win over Bohemians. 

In the 75th minute, Shels were awarded a corner and Slattery connected with the ball in the air putting it past Bohemians goalkeeper Rachael Kelly.

Manager Noel King’s side looked comfortable for the most part but Bohs really put it up to Shels with great defending, keeping the match a close contest throughout.

Slattery’s header gifted all three points to the Champions, a great start to their campaign.

DLR Waves 5-0 Treaty United

It was a big day for 16-year-old striker Joy Ralph as she got on the scoresheet twice for DLR Waves in a 5-0 win over Treaty United, becoming the clubs youngest ever player and youngest ever goalscorer. 

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The Waves got their first win of the season and there was nothing that could be faulted about their performance. Lots of chances were created and it was overall a really clinical showing, more clinical than they were last season. 

Goals from Kerri Letmon, Avril Brierly and a debut goal from Lynn Craven helped The Waves to their win. Peamount United 6-0 Sligo Rovers

A dominant display from Peamount United at PRL Park left Sligo Rovers with a lot to learn from their first ever WNL game – losing 6-0 in the end.

It’s only Series 1 and we already have a goal of the season contender from Peamount’s Dora Gorman, who scored her side’s first goal in the 21st minute.

Jessie Stapleton of Shelbourne in action against Katie Burdis of Bohemians during the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League match between Shelbourne and Bohemians at Tolka Park in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

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