Galway Women welcome league leaders

Galway Women's FC are back in action at Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday (3pm ) when they welcome league leaders Peamount United.

Billy Clery's side will be in confident form after notching a second win in a row in the Women’s National League when they defeated Limerick 6-1 at Markets Field on Sunday afternoon.

A McKenna Doyle hat trick and goals from Sadbh Doyle, Chloe Singleton and Aoife Thompson helped the Galway women to a resounding win.

Five of the six goals for Galway were assisted by Lynsey McKey in what was a stellar performance by the experienced midfielder.

Galway went ahead after seven minutes when a corner kick from McKey found the head of Chloe Singleton, who turned the ball into the far side of the net in a perfectly executed set piece by the visitors.

Two minutes later McKey was the provider once again when she tore into the left side of the box and, as Karen Connolly was beginning to leave her line, the midfielder saw the opportunity to square the ball allowing McKenna Doyle to slide in and put the ball in the back of the net.

After the early flurry of goals both sides settled down until the 35th minute when a clearance from a Limerick corner found its way to Marie Curtin outside the box. Her long-range effort sailed through a crowded box and ended up rattling the net.

However, Limerick suffered a sucker punch just a minute later when Sadbh Doyle took aim from distance. Connolly misjudged the effort and the ball struck the crossbar initially before falling over the line to double Galway’s lead once again.

Billy Clery’s side piled on the misery for Limerick in the second half. Another corner from McKey in the 52nd minute was met by the chest of McKenna Doyle to push the ball into the net.

In the 68th minute McKey slotted a perfect through ball towards McKenna Doyle to split the defence. Doyle rounded the goalkeeper and tapped the ball into the net to seal her hat trick and score her fifth goal in two appearances.

Finally, 15 minutes from time, Aislinn Meaney threaded a ball forward to McKey on the right flank. The midfielder struck a great ball across goal to set up Aoife Thompson for an easy tap in and her first goal since May.


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