Our WU19 side took a massive step towards finishing top of their section with a 3-1 win over second-placed Galway United at Oriel Park on Sunday.
The result leaves the Lilywhites two points clear at the top of the EA SPORTS LOI Academy Tier Two North table with two games remaining.
Jason McConville’s side are on the road on Wednesday night when they take on Bohemians at the Oscar Traynor before rounding off their league fixtures with a trip to Galway on Sunday.
A win in either game would secure Dundalk’s top spot and home advantage against the fourth-placed team in the Tier South section in the upcoming Shield competition.
After going behind in the 15th minute when Emily Fitzgerald caught them on the counterattack, Dundalk responded brilliantly in the second half.
ACADEMY // Our WU19s took a massive step towards finishing top of the EA SPORTS LOI Academy Tier Two North section with a 3-1 win over second-placed Galway United at Oriel Park on Sunday; Molly Williams (2) and Ella McKenna got the goals. 🏁 pic.twitter.com/WRSuTw4d41
— Dundalk FC (@DundalkFC) October 15, 2023
Ella McKenna equalised in the 54th minute and five minutes later Molly Williams produced one of the passes of the season to set McKenna up for her second to make it 2-1.
Dundalk added a third with four minutes to play when Caoimhe Magee’s clearance was added to by Sarah Byrne and Williams made no mistake to seal an important win.
DUNDALK FC WU19: Caoimhe Magee, Kelly Pease, Abigail Martin, Laura Woods, Ciara Whyte, Molly Williams, Madeleine McKinley, Ella McKenna, Ellie Smyth, Stephanie Cunningham, Robyn Chidgey. Subs: Emma Goodman (GK), Kerry Ann Gavin, Zara Farrell, Hannah Cooney, Sarah Byrne, Shauna Bell, Ava McGeer, Maggie Holland, Charlotte Fogarty.
Wednesday, October 18th – 7.45pm
Bohemians v Dundalk WU19
Oscar Traynor Centre, Dublin
Sunday, October 21st – 2pm
Galway United v Dundalk WU19