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Raheny and Castlebar secure wins in women's league

Updated: Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 17:30 | Comments

Noelle Murray added Raheny's second
Noelle Murray added Raheny's second

Raheny United moved back into second spot in the Bus Éireann Women’s National League today after a 2-0 win over Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.

The Northsiders now lie eight points behind leaders Peamount United but have three games in hand on the champions.

Caroline Thorpe gave Raheny a first half lead when she produced a clever lobbed finish after being sent through on goal.

Noelle Murray made it 2-0 when she finished off a fine move involving Ciara Grant and Thorpe with an excellent strike.

In the day’s other fixture Castlebar Celtic climbed into fourth spot with a 2-1 away victory at DLR Waves.

Katie McCarthy scored for the home side with Trish Moran and Emma Mullin netting for Castlebar.

DLR created a lot of early chances without putting them away before Celtic broke the deadlock after Moran scored from a close range finish after a delivery from Lucy Hannon bounced around the goalmouth and Mullin extended the visiting side’s lead on the half hour with a low strike from 25 yards.

Syliva Gee’s cross was diverted home by McCarthy from close range to pull it back to 2-1 with 20 minutes left and McCarthy had an equaliser ruled out after the referee adjudged that the Celtic keeper had been fouled in the build-up.

Hannon might have claimed a third goal on the break but DLR averted the danger on that occasion.

Waves failed to find the leveller and Castlebar travelled home with the three points.

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