Peamount United battled back from a four goals to one deficit to claim a share of the spoils against Galway WFC in a thrilling game at Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday evening.
For a second consecutive week, Don O’Riordan’s side conceded two goals in the final ten minutes as Peamount denied the hosts a place in the WNL Shield final.
After making several alterations to their side that lost to Peamount in Greenogue last Sunday, Galway got a dream start when Lisa Casserly latched onto a low pass from full-back Shauna Fox to open the scoring after just three minutes.
Despite taking an early lead, Galway’s advantage was short lived when two goal hero from the FAI Cup quarter-final Amber Barrett popped up to equalise less than two minutes later.
With little over quarter an hour played, Galway restored their lead when Keara Cormican finished home from a Lynsey McKey free-kick.
After turning provider for the Galway second goal, McKey would get herself on the score sheet next when her free-kick appeared to miss everybody before finding its way into the Peamount goal.
With eighteen minutes played in the second-half, the spectators in Eamonn Deacy Park were treated to two goals in two minutes, first Casserly added a fourth for the hosts before Sara McKevitt answered back instantly for Peamount.
Peamount continued to show their never-say-die attitude and with less than ten minutes remaining they pulled a third goal back when Clare Kinsella slotted home for the visitors - before substitute Danielle Murray completed their incredible comeback in the dying minutes of the game.
Galway WFC: Anesi Iguna, Shauna Fox, Jennifer Byrne, Keara Cormican, Meabh De Burca, Aislinn Meaney, Savannah McCarthy, Lisa Casserly, Sorcha Ni Bhraonain(Ellie O’Flaherty 62), Lucy Hannon, Lynsey McKey
Subs Not Used: Aoife Walsh, Roisin Jacob, Therese Hartley, Carol Mannion, Caroline Carter
Peamount United: Naoise McAloon, Lauryn O’Callaghan (Lucy McCarton 59), Margaret Doyle, Louise Corrigan, Rachel Doyle, Sara McKevitt, Lauren Kealy, Aoife Moloney, Amber Barrett, Roma McLoughlin (Danielle Murray 79), Clare Kinsella
Subs Not Used: Emma Byrne, Emma Donohoe, Stephanie Bowden, Lauren Kelly, Eimear Lafferty