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Peamount United 5-0 ASA Tel-Aviv

Updated: Monday, 13 Aug 2012 21:20

Stephanie Roche was on target for Peamount United in Sarajevo
Stephanie Roche was on target for Peamount United in Sarajevo

Sara Lawlor bagged an impressive hat-trick to keep Peamount United's UEFA Champions League aspirations alive as the Irish champions beat Israeli side ASA Tel-Aviv 5-0 in Sarajevo.

The Peas bounced back from their opening game loss to the host club in Group Five to get right back into contention with an emphatic victory thanks to Lawlor's treble.

Peamount became the first Irish club ever to qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League last season and they can still progress to the knock-out stages with a victory over Welsh outfit UWIC on Thursday.

The top sides in each group will go through to the next stage, with the best four runners-up also progressing.

Julie-Ann Russell put Peamount ahead after a Chloe Mustaki corner in the fifth minute against the Israelis, who had beaten UWIC 5-0 in their opening fixture.

Another Mustaki corner produced the second goal in the 41st minute, with Lawlor opening her account to put Peamount in control of the tie.

Stephanie Roche extended Peamount's lead in the 58th minute before yet another Mustaki delivery from a corner ended up with Pemount going 4-0 up through Lawlor in the 62nd minute.

That goal wiped off Peamount's goal deficit and Lawlor ensured they went into their final fixture with a positive goal difference when she completed her hat-trick in the 90th minute.

PEAMOUNT UNITED: Linda Meehan; Melissa Haughton, Karen Duggan, Susan Byrne (Emily Cahill 81), Chloe Mustaki, Julie Russell, Denise O'Sullivan, Stephanie Roche, Sara Lawlor, Solène Barbance (Jenny Ferrari 52), Vaila Barsley.

ASA TEL-AVIV: Adi Jurman; Dana Keren (Or Refaely 83), Michal Ravitz, Sarit Shenar, Moran Fridman, Sarah Lynn Friedman (Yifat Cohen 68), Genna Margaret Brand (Tali Hanan 58), Rachel Shelina, Moran Lavi, Adi Stein, Lee Sima Falkon.

Referee: Ausra Kance (LTU).

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