Lyndsey Davey Tops The Dublin Scoring Charts After Four Rounds Of The League
Lyndsey Davey is top of the Dublin scoring charts ahead of this Saturday’s visit of Monaghan in the Lidl Ladies National Football League.
With three Division 1 games left which includes Saturday’s fixture Skerries Harps finest is Dublin’s leading scorer with 3-06 from the opening four games.
Lyndsey didn’t start Dublin’s opening game against Donegal but with Mick Bohan’s side in a spot of bother and struggling for scores Davey was sprung from the bench early in the second half and within minutes of coming on buried the ball to the back of the net.
Against Dublin’s next opponents Tipperary there was a stark reminder of how lethal a forward Lyndsey Davey is as she finished top scorer on the day with 2-03.
Lyndsey added another three points to her tally against Mayo in Dublin’s comeback win over the westerners. Although Davey didn’t feature against Westmeath the last day out she sits at the top of the scoring tree.
Those below Lyndsey Davey in the charts haven’t exactly been shy in front of the posts either.
Just a couple points behind is Siobhan Killeen with 2-05. The Clontarf player had an excellent season with her club last season which culminated in a five goal haul in the Intermediate All Ireland club final and Killeen has carried that form into the senior inter-county season scoring two goals against Tipperary and clipping in with vital points against Mayo and Westmeath.
Carla Rowe is joint second on the list with 1-08 as the Clann Mhuire player continues to prove how consistent a score getter she is for Mick Bohan’s team either from open play or placed balls.
Rowe has scored in each of Dublins four league games to date including a 1-02 haul against Tipperary.
Rowe is closely followed in the scoring charts by Niamh McEvoy with 1-06 and her St Sylvesters team mate Nicole Owens with 1-04. And Rowe’s club mate Oonagh Whyte is sixth in the table with 0-04 to her name.
Outside Of The Forwards Aoife Kane And Jennifer Dunne Have Chipped In With Two Points Apiece
Other scorers of note on the list are Noelle Healy who capped off her first competitive start of 2019 in Dublin’s last game against Westmeath with a goal, Sinead Aherne who has so far this League campaign only made to late second half substitute appearances against Mayo and Westmeath but still managed to score in both of those games.
Defender Aoife Kane and midfielder Jennifer Dunne have both advanced upfield to score two points each and despite only playing one game so far due to injury Hannah O’Neill rounds off the scoring charts with the point she scored against Mayo.
Heading into the meeting with Monaghan on Saturday Dublin have accumulated a total of 9-40 so far in their four previous league games.
That’s an average of 16.75 points per game, an impressive return, it’s even more impressive when you add in the fact that Dublin are not up to full speed yet and that average total was achieved without the full services of two of Dublin’s prolific scoring forwards Noelle Healy and captain Sinead Aherne.