Goals galore in the opening round of the women's league
THERE were plenty of goals and entertainment in the opening round of the Mayo Women's League, with Castlebar Town and Manulla the big winners on Saturday evening.
Castlebar Town ran out 9-3 winners over Conn Rangers, with Anna Tuohy claiming a hat-trick for the hosts as well as a double for Melissa Devaney and a goal each for Danielle Caldwell, Belinda Patterson, Kathleen Conway and a penalty from Chloe Morley, with Alva Munnelly and a double for Leah McHugh (one from a penalty) netting for the visitors.
It was a momentous day for Kiltimagh Knock United, who fielded their first senior women's team in a decade and a half. But a very impressive Manulla side would leave CMS Park with the three points courtesy of 4-1 win, with strikes by Aoife Brennan, Emma Cosgrave and a brace from Saibh Larkin, with Shauna Golden netting Kiltimagh Knock's sole reply.
In the second round of fixtures, Castlebar Town welcome Kiltimagh Knock on Saturday evening while Manulla take on Conn Rangers on Monday night (August 10). Both games are down for kick-off at 7 p.m.
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Kiltimagh Knock United remain top of the table after a narrow win away to Snugboro, as Roisin Molloy netted a superb long-range strike before the break.
Castlebar Town are just behind on goal difference after a very tight victory over Westport United with a Shauna Bolger goal the difference and Conn Rangers picked up their first points of the season following a 3-3 draw away to Swinford.
Tomorrow (Thursday) night's fixtures see Conn Rangers visit Westport United, Swinford square off against Snugboro United while the game of the round sees table-toppers Kiltimagh Knock United face Castlebar Town.
All games are down for 7 p.m.