Rathgar continue superb run of form with three-goal comeback

Rathgar continued their incredible turnaround in form as they came from 2-0 down to beat Naas 3-2 to make it three wins in succession.

Stuart Malcolm’s side had to wait four games to get their first goal of the campaign and had just one point from their first six but have produced a super comeback in Leinster Division One.

They fell behind when Orla Brennan and a Katie Tyrrell penalty stroke got Naas up and running in great style. But Kaj O’Farrell, Katie O’Brien and Nicole Harradine played their part in securing an excellent fightback for the victory.

Neassa O’Malley scored twice for North Kildare. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Rathgar moved up to sixth place in the division as a result ahead of their final game of 2018 on Wednesday evening when they take on Glenanne at High School.

Monkstown made it five wins in a row in Leinster with Claire O’Reilly’s double earning them a 3-1 win over Glenanne on Saturday evening.

It moves them within one point of Trinity in a share of second place in table, alongside Corinthian. That trio have seven points to spare over the chasers at the halfway stage of the competition and look well set for a place in EYHL2 next season at the very least.

Neassa O’Malley’s pair of goals helped North Kildare to a 3-1 win over Our Lady’s whose wait for a first point of the campaign goes on. The Maws side are in fifth in the table as a result, getting back in range of the Glens in fourth.

Genesis and Avoca dropped a place each behind Rathgar following their 0-0 draw at St Raphaela’s.

Women’s Leinster Division 1:
Genesis 0 Avoca 0; Naas 2 (O Brennan, K Tyrrell) Rathgar 3 (K O’Farrell, K O’Brien, N Harradine); Our Lady’s 1 (K Kennedy) North Kildare 3 (N O’Malley 2, N Delaney); Glenanne 1 (K O’Connor) Monkstown 3 (C O’Reilly 2, A Barnwell)

Women's Leinster Senior Div 1