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Date Time League Season
16 April 2022 6:15 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Molloy and Murphy Magic powers Wexford win

A first-half hat-trick from Ellen Molloy and a brace from Kylie Murphy helped Wexford Youths to an emphatic 5-1 win over Cork City this evening at Ferrycarrig Park in the WNL.

Becky Cassin headed home Cork’s only goal of the game on an evening where Wexford’s quality and experience was too much for them.

That quality was apparent after just two minutes when Becky Watkins played the ball into Kylie Murphy who slipped it through for Ellen Molloy to open up the scoring. 

Just 10 minutes later Molloy would grab her second. Orlaith Conlan split the Cork defence with a through ball for the onrushing Molloy who rounded Cork goalkeeper Abby McCarthy before scoring. 

Molloy’s third would get her third before the 20 minute mark. Tegan Lynch cushioned the ball on the edge of the area before Molloy smashed a volley into the top corner. 

Cork didn’t offer much in terms of chance creation until the 25th minute when Aoife Cronin found Becky Cassin inside the box to head home. 

The hosts would retaliate five minutes before half-time this time Molloy would play the role of provider for Kylie Murphy who made it 4-1 at the break. 

The second-half began quite slowly with the visitors looking more confident and comfortable on the ball. 

Lauren Singleton came close with an effort from outside the box that just rolled wide. 

It looked as though Molloy was going to get a fourth when Murphy picked her out with a fantastic ball. Molloy’s lob from a tight angle was just the wrong side of the post. 

Wexford kept the pressure on, leaving Cork scrambling to keep the ball out of the net. Vista McNamara denied Becky Watkins what looked like a certain goal just after the hour mark with a great block. 

However, Wexford would score from the resulting corner. Ciara Rossiter picked out Kylie Murphy who headered in number five for the hosts. 

Tonight’s result keeps Wexford in the chase for the title behind Peamount and Shelbourne. They welcome Sligo Rovers to Ferrycarrig Park next week. 

Meanwhile, Cork have the difficult task of travelling to Peamount.

  • 87'

    Clock winding down here and Wexford still dominating proceedings

  • 72'

    McCarthy makes a great save to deny becky Watkins

  • 62'

    GOAL! It was coming. Ciara Rossiter delivers a corner and Kylie Murphy is on hand to head home

  • 61'

    Ciara McNamara with a great block to deny Becky Watkins from scoring after she rounded McCarthy in goal

  • 59'

    Murphy shoots from distance after some nice linkup play with Molloy but her effort is wayward

  • 56'

    So close from Molloy! A lovely ball from Murphy sets her on her way and she tries to lob it over McCarthy from a tight angle but it's just the wrong side of the post

  • 54'

    Lauren Singleton smashes one from the edge of the box but it goes wide

  • 50'

    A quiet opening to the second period, City looking a lot sharper here

  • 45'

    Back underway

  • 45'

    HT: Youths lead 4-1 at the break. Ellen Molloy has simply been unstoppable so far with a hattrick and an assist.

  • 41'

    GOAL! It's 4 for the hosts. Molloy is the provider this time as she slips through Kylie Murphy who had a lot to do to around McCarthy and finish off the move

  • 31'

    Molloy finds Kylie Murphy with a great cross but McCarthy saves her header

  • 25'

    GOAL! Becky Cassin with a great header from close range gets a goal back for the visitors

  • 18'

    GOAL! It's a hattrick already for Ellen Molloy! Teegan Lynch layed the ball off outside the box and Molloy with an incredible volley makes it 3-0

  • 13'

    GOAL! It's two for Ellen Molloy. A perfect pass from Orlaith Conlon splits the Cork defence and Molly rounds the 'keeper before slotting home

  • 10'

    So close from Ciara Rossiter! Watkins with the through ball and Rossiter attempts the chip but it's just too high

  • 9'

    Watkins with a great cross finds Molloy completely unmarked in the box but she can't direct her header towards goal

  • 8'

    Kylie Murphy turns and shoots but it rolls into McCarthy's arms

  • 2'

    GOAL! The hosts take the lead. A lovely move from Becky Watkins to Kylie Murphy and finally Ellen Molloy who slots the ball home

  • 1'

    Ellen Molloy with the first effort of the game but her shot is straight at Abby McCarthy

  • 1'

    We are underway here in Ferrycarrig

  • Our later time of a 6.15pm kick-off is fast approaching. Wexford will be looking to get right back in the title race after defeat to Peamount last time out. As for City, they'll be hoping to cause an upset and get their second win of the season

  • Wexford starting XI now in

  • Cork team news is in

  • Hello and welcome to FinalWhistle.ie's coverage of today's WNL game between Wexford Youths and Cork City. I'm Seán Crosbie and I will be keeping you up to date on all the action here from Ferrycarrig Park.

Wexford Yths

18Ciamh Gray 21 Goalkeeper
3Orlaith Conlon Defender
4Della Doherty Midfielder
6Kylie Murphy 25 Midfielder 41', 62'
7Teegan Lynch 23 Midfielder
9Becky Watkins Forward
10Ellen Molloy Midfielder 2', 13', 18'
12Ciara Rossiter Defender
14Meabh Russell Defender
16Nicola Sinnott 2 Defender
17Aoibheann Clancy 20 Midfielder
21Maeve Williams 18 Goalkeeper
2Emma Donohoe 16 Defender
13Jess Lawler Forward
19Cliodhna Donnelly Midfielder
20Freya de Mange 17 Midfielder
22Freya Roche Forward
23Emma Walker 7
25Siun Murdiff 6 Midfielder
26Leah Martin

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
5Zara Foley Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
3Danielle Burke 19 Defender
25Lauren Singleton Defender
22Kelly Leahy 8 Midfielder
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
18Becky Cassin Midfielder 25'
9Christina Dring 15 Forward
6Aoife Cronin 21 Midfielder
14Aoibhinn Donnelly 14 Forward
26Hannah Walsh Goalkeeper
8Kate O’Donovan 22 Midfielder
15Leah Murphy 9 Forward
21Nadine Seward 6 Forward
19Orlaith Deasy 3 Defender
14Shaunagh McCarthy 14 Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 24)
0 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Series 15)
4 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Series 6)
1 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Series 4 - Group 1)
2 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Bishopstown Stadium

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Series 8)
1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 15)
1 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 10)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 2)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 20)
3 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 13)
1 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 6)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

0 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

4 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

0 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

3 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

10 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 8)
0 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 1)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 20)
0 - 10
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 13)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 6)
0 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 20)
1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 10)
2 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 3)
0 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 15)
1 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 6)
1 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 5)
0 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

Ground

Ferrycarrig Park
Ferrycarrig Park, Kilpatrick, The Borough District of Wexford, County Wexford, Leinster, Y35 E296, Ireland

Seán is a final year Journalism student in DCU.