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Crusaders 1-2 Raheny United

Updated: Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 10:34 | Comments

Noelle Murray scored Raheny's opening goal in the 2-1 victory over Crusaders
Noelle Murray scored Raheny's opening goal in the 2-1 victory over Crusaders

Raheny United finished their UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign on a high when they beat hosts Crusaders 2-1 in a close encounter at Seaview.

Mary Waldron bagged the Raheny winner in the 58th minute when she steered the ball home after Crusaders failed to clear a Siobhan Killeen corner.

The hosts had opened the scoring in the 11th minute through Danielle McDowell, before Noelle Murray levelled for Raheny in the 29th minute with a strike from the edge of the box.

Murray was unlucky not to add a third goal in the 85th minute after a Kate McCabe corner but home keeper Angela Platt made a decent save.

The Bus Éireann Women’s National League champions will now concentrate on their domestic action and defending their crown as they play the first game of the new season at home to DLR Waves on 25 August.

Crusaders: Angela Platt, Chloe Archibald, Amy McGivern, Hannah Doherty, Jessica Doran, Danielle McDowell, Alison Smyth, Clare Carson, Jennifer McDade (Heather Mearns 24), Taylor Wright, Lynsey Patterson (Amy Burden 68).

Raheny United: Grace McAuley-Ryan, Ciara Grant, Caroline Thorpe, Seana Cooke, Rachel Graham, Noelle Murray (Niamh Walsh 93), Siobhan Killeen (Shauna Newman 78), Catherine Cronin (Katie McCabe 58), Katherine Flood, Kerry Ryan, Mary Waldron.

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