Linfield FC Women drew 2-2 away to Peamount United in the Avenir Sports All-Island Cup on Saturday afternoon in Dublin.
An evenly contested first half performance seen The Blues head into the break 1-0 down after a late Peamount strike from Donlan just before the half time whistle broke the deadlock.
Two second half goals from Keri Halliday, the second a penalty put Linfield ahead going into the final 15 minutes of the game. A late goal from Masterson for the home side saw the spoils shared at PRL Park.
Linfield Women’s Manager Ryan McConville commented on the game:
“Very pleased with the teams performance. On one hand I’m disappointed we haven’t held out and took all 3 points but on the other hand, I’d have taken a point before the game. We knew coming down here would be a test and that’s what it was, a battle from the start. The girls reacted brilliantly from going down 1-0 and came out in the 2nd half and worked hard to get what they deserved.
We’ve built a new squad this season and we have to keep building on it. Crusaders up next in the quarter finals of the League Cup, we’ll prepare like any other game. We know what Crusaders bring to the table and ran the top two sides close last season. They also got a good result today in Dublin so it’s a fantastic show piece for our league to come down here and compete. We’ll build on this result and see where it takes us.”
Elsewhere in Group A Bohemians defeated Lisburn Ladies with all still to play for in the group.