Katie McCabe grabbed the Republic equaliser
The Republic of Ireland were held to a 1-1 draw by Slovakia in their World Cup qualifier at Dublin's Tallaght Stadium.
The hosts fell behind to a Martina Surnovska goal soon after the break but Katie McCabe hit a superb equaliser midway through the second half.
Louise Quinn ensured the Republic won a point with an excellent goal-line clearance after a mistake by goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan.
The draw leaves Vera Pauw's side with four points from three qualifiers.
Having lost narrowly to Sweden and won away in Finland, the Republic are fourth in the table ahead of their meeting with Georgia on Tuesday - a game they will have to win to have a real chance of reaching the World Cup finals.
Leaders Sweden defeated Finland 2-1 in Thursday night's other game in Group A.
Slovakia, who now sit above the Republic in third on goal difference, went ahead in the 47th minute. Ľudmila Matavkova delivered an inviting cross after a good run down the right and Šurnovská was able to tuck it home at the back post.
Pauw's team responded well and grabbed their leveller in the 65th minute when Denise O'Sullivan found McCabe with a lay-off and the captain drilled a stinging left-foot shot into the bottom corner.
Megan Connolly had almost equalised seven minutes earlier when she caught a 25-yard shot well but visiting goalkeeper Mária Korenčiová dived to her left to save.
While the Republic went into the game hoping for three points, they had to rely on a goal-line clearance from Louise Quinn 15 minutes from time to ensure they picked up one point.
Poor control from goalkeeper Brosnan allowed the ball to drop to substitute Laura Žemberyová, whose shot was heading for the goal before Quinn got back superbly to scramble clear.
- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
Line-upsR. of Ireland Wom
- 1Brosnan5Fahey4Quinn2McCarthy13O'GormanSubstituted forLittlejohnat 70'minutes17Finn6Connolly10O'Sullivan11McCabeBooked at 74mins15QuinnSubstituted forCarusaat 84'minutes14Payne
- 12Korenciová4HorváthováBooked at 8mins5BíróováSubstituted forLemesovaat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins7Fischerová16Bartovicová20VojtekováBooked at 48mins18Skorvánková17Mikolajová21SurnovskáSubstituted forZemberyováat 65'minutes11Hmírová19MatavkovaSubstituted forPanákováat 87'minutes
Referee:Jelena CvetkovicMatch StatsHome TeamR. of Ireland WomAway TeamSlovakia WomenPossessionHome50%Away50%ShotsHome1Away1Shots on TargetHome1Away1CornersHome0Away0FoulsHome0Away0Live TextPost update
Match ends, Republic of Ireland Women 1, Slovakia Women 1.
Second Half ends, Republic of Ireland Women 1, Slovakia Women 1.
Diana Lemesova (Slovakia Women) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Slovakia Women. Kristína Panáková replaces Ludmila Matavkova.
Substitution, Republic of Ireland Women. Kyra Carusa replaces Lucy Quinn.
Substitution, Slovakia Women. Diana Lemesova replaces Alexandra Bíróová.
Katie McCabe (Republic of Ireland Women) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Republic of Ireland Women. Ruesha Littlejohn replaces Áine O'Gorman.
Goal! Republic of Ireland Women 1, Slovakia Women 1. Katie McCabe (Republic of Ireland Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.
Substitution, Slovakia Women. Laura Zemberyová replaces Martina Surnovská.
Jana Vojteková (Slovakia Women) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Republic of Ireland Women 0, Slovakia Women 1. Martina Surnovská (Slovakia Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ludmila Matavkova.
Second Half begins Republic of Ireland Women 0, Slovakia Women 0.
First Half ends, Republic of Ireland Women 0, Slovakia Women 0.
Andrea Horváthová (Slovakia Women) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Posted at 19:0219:02Post update
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.