DLR on the crest of a Wave with win over Galway

By Dave Donnelly

DLR Waves continued their positive beginning to the period with a hard-earned 2-1 gain Galway at the UCD Bowl on Saturday in the Female’s National League

Objectives from new signing Kate Mooney and Katie Malone saw the south Dublin side continue their unbeaten start to the season in Belfield.

Galway’s Rachel Kearns, the league’s top scorer, had cancelled out Mooney’s very early opener but substitute Malone attacked late to gain Graham Kelly’s side the 3 points.

“It’s exciting for neutrals, but I’m not sure it’s exciting for us or the staff of Galway,” Swings supervisor Kelly told the Dublin Gazette about the nervy endgame on the day.

“I believed it was a very tight video game and also general we should have to win it. They had 2 chances as well as scored a fantastic goal– Eve Badana made a terrific conserve at the end– yet we should have the factors.

“I think the top quality of football in the video game wasn’t wonderful and both teams terminated each various other out a little bit, however on the whole you need to be delighted with three factors.”

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DLR Waves’ Katie Malone trips a take on. Waves, fresh from an opening-day draw with Wexford Youths, began the game on the front foot and took the lead inside the opening 15 minutes. Defender Jess Gleeson stepped forward from support and also picked out her previous Shelbourne teammate Mooney with a determine cross. The striker still had work to do to get away the interest of Irish worldwide Savannah McCarthy, but she located the area to nod the sphere back throughout objective and also previous Galway caretaker Maja Zajc. The house side continued to have

the far better of the very early period and Mooney was nearly in for a second, just for McCarthy to remove her course to goal. Mooney was changed by Malone quickly before the break after transforming awkwardly on her knee, an unfortunate end to an otherwise impressive launching. The visitors required the initial save from Waves

caretaker Eve Badana, who was recalled into the Ireland squad previously this month, in injury time. Billy Clery’s Galway side revealed greater attacking intent after the break and Chloe Moloney saw her volley clear bench early in the 2nd half. Set-pieces seemed the site visitors ‘more than likely course to goal and they nearly made money when McCarthy met an edge from the right, but she couldn’t route her header on target.

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DLR Waves commemorate Kate Mooney’s opening objective.

It was an edge that caused the equaliser 12 mins from time Shauna Brennan’s corner discovered the head of the respected Kearns, that bravely put her head on the sphere and buried the ball in the net. That wasn’t rather everything, nonetheless, as well as there was still time for the residence

side to snatch what was a been entitled to success. Right-back Aoife Brophy confiscated on a wayward clearance from Galway midfielder Ciara Cormican and sent a hopeful round into the box.

Zajc aimed to have the ball covered but the Slovenian international dropped the ball, and also Malone was alert adequate to stab the round residence from close range, at the second effort.

Badana managed an amazing save in the closing stages to gain the 3 points, punching a long-range effort from Kate Slevin over the bar.

PICTURES: John Crothers

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