Bohemians 0-3 DLR Waves
DLR Waves booked their place in Tuesday's FAI Cup quarter-final draw with an emphatic 3-0 win over Bohemians.
Rachel Doyle netted the pick of the goals midway through the second half after Carla McManus had nudged Waves in front just before the half-hour mark.
Ciara Maher wrapped up the comprehensive victory in injury time as Graham Kelly's side made it eight goals in the space of a week after beating Treaty United 5-2 on Saturday.
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A rare Friday night Women's National League game, and the first of the season at Dalymount Park, drew a vocal capacity crowd.
Neither support had much to cheer early doors as a tight opening yielded few clear sights of goal, but the game did begin to open up as the first half drew to a close.
Bohs winger Abbie Brophy, facing her sister Aoife on the opposing team, drew the first save as she poked a shot at Eve Badana from 20 yards.
Within a minute, Waves led as Nadine Clare picked out Jetta Berrill wife on the right and McManus did well to nudge her cross home at the near post.
Waves took control from there, Fiona Donnelly forcing a save from Courtney Maguire with a shot from distance, while Clare saw her shot go wide on the stroke of half time.
Bohs opened up in the second half as they sought a route back into the game, though Lisa Murphy's long-range free kick was all they could muster to trouble Badana.
A fine, fluid move almost led to Waves' second as Niamh Prior overlapped captain Catherine Cronin and found Doyle in space, but she shot over the bar.
The midfielder needed just a minute to right that wrong as another fine move saw McManus chest down Brophy's cross and Doyle rifled the ball past a helpless Maguire.
Chloe Darby tested Badana with a vicious shot from range, but Waves looked the more likely to add to their tally.
Maguire pulled off an outstanding close-range save to deny Avril Brierley, but Waves weren't to be denied long.
Another sub, Ciara Maher, found space in the box in injury time and her deflected effort made it three as Waves deservedly progressed to the last eight.
Bohemians: Courtney Maguire; Annmarie Byrne, Yvonne Hedigan, Isobel Finnegan, Hannah Tobin Jones (Bronagh Kane 71'); Abby Cahill, Sophie Watters, Chloe Darby; Abbie Brophy (Lara Phipps 85), Lisa Murphy, Erica Burke.
DLR Waves: Eve Badana; Aoife Brophy, Jess Gleeson, Niamh Barnes, Niamh Prior; Fiona Donnelly, Nadine Clare (Ciara Maher 86), Rachel Doyle (Avril Brierley 67); Jetta Berrill, Catherine Cronin (Kerri Letmon 75 (Shauna Carroll 86)), Carla McManus.