Ladies Under 17 defeated by Peamount.

Sligo Rovers WU17s were defeated for the first time this season as they were defeated 3-0 by an impressive Peamount side at the Showgrounds on Sunday evening.

The Dubliners went ahead in the first-half, and added their second and third goals of the evening in the second-half, earning a well deserved victory against a steely Rovers side.

The Bit O’Red started well, and a good interception from Aoife O’Leary in the Peas defence put an end to a lovely move involving Ciara Henry and Alison Langdon-Long.

Amy Mahon in the Rovers goals kept the visitors scoreless with a super save from an Orlagh Fitzpatrick shot.

Keela Scanlon forced a good save from Ciara Glackin in the Peas goals after eight minutes when she got on the end of a fine through ball from Ciara Henry.

Another strong shot from distance was well held by Amy Mahon, before the Dubliners took the lead on 24 minutes.

Becky Watkins got on the end of the impressive Orlagh Fitzpatrick’s corner, knocking past Mahon from close range to make it 1-0.

Fitzpatrick forced another good save from Mahon seconds later, before the Dubliners should have extended their lead when Della Doherty played a great ball to Abbie Clarke, the tall striker just nodded her effort wide.

Rovers started well after the restart, but they went further behind on 49 minutes when Della Doherty headed past Mahon from close range.

The hosts didn’t give up, however, and went on in search of a goal with Kate Nugent trying her luck from distance, watching on as it was wide of the mark.

Substitute Ella Maree made it 3-0 on 74 minutes. Rovers fought hard for the remaining 15 minutes with Maeve Molloy troubling the Peas defence, but the stronger team won on the day.

Sligo Rovers: Amy Mahon, Keela Scanlon (Maeve Molloy, 75), Sarah Kiernan, Emer O’Neill, Kate Nugent, Erin Taheny, Alison Langdon-Long (Eimear McIntyre,18), Helen Monaghan, Ciara Henry, Jessica Casey (Aine Gorman, 58), Cathy Harrison.

(Jessica Farry)