Round-Up | EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup First Round

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Round-Up | EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup First Round

As expected there was plenty of drama and a lot of goals scored in the First Round of the 2022 EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup.
10th Jul 2022

The game between Sligo Rovers and Douglas Hall was called off due to the latter being unable to fulfil the fixture.

The Draw for the Quarter-Finals will take place on Tuesday, July 12th with full details to follow.

EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup - First Round

Bohemians 1-0 Galway WFC (AET)
It looked as though this tie at Dalymount Park was going to e penalty shoot-out when Bohemians earned a spot-kick and put it away to secure the victory.

With time running out on the game, substitute Aoife Robinson was fouled inside the area and that allowed Erica Burke to step up and fire in a penalty that separated the teams.

This was a tight game overall with an absence of really quality. Both teams didn't afford each other space to create and that limited the amount of chances on goal.

Galway shaded it in the attacking area with Lynsey McKey and substitute Jenna Slattery going close, but their efforts were either off target or stopped by Bohemians goalkeeper Rachael Kelly.

Bohs kept pushing back and forced the game into extra-time. Again Galway came at them but there was no way back once they conceded the penalty.

DLR Waves 5-0 Treaty United
Kate Mooney scored what is believed to be the fastest ever goal in competition history when she fired DLR in front after just 32 seconds at the UCD Bowl.

Treaty United might have been hoping that the Cup would offer a fresh start in a season that has so far offered little in the way of positive moments. But it took DLR showed little mercy.

Avril Brierley cracked in a superb second midway through the half and just before half-time came the killer blow, a softly conceded own goal that set the seal on a home win and  yet another defeat for the girls from Limerick.

The second half naturally lacked the intensity of the first and when Katie Malone slid in a fourth five minutes after the restart the jig was well and truly up. Mooney scored a perfectly executed lob on 55 minutes to complete the scoring and send the Dublin side through to the quarter-finals.

Peamount United 16-0 Finglas United
Finglas were always going to find it tough against the WNL’s top scorers and the die was cast early when Peamount scored after just four minutes.

Alannah McEvoy finished off a move from close range to make it 1-0 and the winger added a second just four minutes later. Áine O’Gorman added two of her own before 20 minutes had elapsed and both players secured hat-tricks by half-time, at which point Peamount led 8-0.

The second half didn’t get any better despite battling performances from the likes of Ealish Murray, Kellie Boyle and Megan O’Reilly. Another hat-trick from Lauren Kelly and a cracking strike from new signing Aisling Spillane contributed to a 16-0 scoreline that was cruel on the away team.

Peamount, meanwhile, will know that tougher tests lie ahead as they move in to the quarter-finals.

Cork City 7-0 Bonagee United
Cork City cruised into the quarter-finals in beautiful sunshine at Turner’s Cross on Sunday afternoon.

First half goals from Lauren Singleton, Christina Dring and Aoibhin Donnelly had the Leesiders well in front at the break. Danny Murphy introduced Chloe Atkinson at half time and within minutes she had added a stunning fourth.

Atkinson continued to torment the Bonagee defence and the chances kept coming for City. Eva Mangan scored a 5th on 50 minutes and Zara Foley headed in from a corner just after the hour.

Substitute Laura Shine, back a long injury lay-off, had her effort from the penalty spot saved by Bonagee keeper Niamh Mailey, before banging home a header 12 minutes from time to round off a convincing win for the home side. 

Whitehall Rangers 0-7 Athlone Town
Whitehall Rangers held out against their WNL opponents until the 27th minute at Paddy Mahony Park, but once Emily Corbet had broken the deadlock there was little doubt about which team would be going through.

By half-time Athlone had extended their lead to three with a second from Corbet, this time from the penalty spot, and a third courtesy of Roisin Molloy just before the break.

The second half produced goals from Gillian Keenan, a second from Molloy, and a hat-trick goal from Corbet before Kayleigh Shine put the icing on Athlone’s cake with seventh right on full time.