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Date Time League Season
14 May 2022 7:00 pm Women's National League 2022

Match Report

Wexford Edge Battling Cork to Stay in Title Picture

Wexford Youths overcame a battling Cork City in an entertaining clash at Turners Cross this evening.

There was a clear bounce from City after last week’s defeat with Jess Lawton now at the helm. Their shape and passing was clearer and sharper than earlier in the season.

Eva Mangan had the first shot of the game for the hosts when she jinxed past the Wexford defence. Her shot however flew over the bar.

Wexford grew into the game after the first ten minutes. Their best chance make through Kylie Murphy who managed to get in behind the Cork defence. Abby McCarthy just about managed to put her off however as she pulled the trigger.

Orlaith Deasy was arguably City’s best player in the opening half and she set up their best chance of the half after feeding Nadine Seward but her shot was kept out by Wexford keeper Maeve Williams.

That’s as close as it got for either side in the first with the sides going in 0-0 at the break.

Wexford started with more intent in the second half as they began to increase the tempo.

Despite this it would take a set piece for the visitors to break the deadlock in the 54th minute. Irish international Ellen Molloy showed why she is at that level with a spectacular free kick from 30 yards out.

The goal failed to deter Cork however and had their own moment of magic on sixty-four minutes when Becky Cassin hit a beautiful shot first time on the bounce leaving Williams no chance in the Wexford goal to level the game.

Wexford regained the ascendancy in the aftermath however in a game they could not afford to drop points in. Their pressure showed in the 71st minute when Emma Walker headed a powerful shot which beat Abby McCarthy at her near post to make it 2-1 to the visitors.

City remained competitive but were unable to find an equaliser in a much-improved display. A much needed win for Wexford however to stay in title contention.

  • 90'

    Full-time and Wexford hold on for a vital win. Much improved from City however and plenty of positives for Jess Lawton in her first game at the helm.

  • 90'

    3 minutes of added time here at Turners Cross.

  • 89'

    City pushing hard for the equaliser but a couple of costly mistakes in the final third will be a source of regret if they don't pick up a point.

  • 83'

    Crowley and Singleton off for Shaunagh McCarthy and Ellie O'Brien for Cork.

  • 76'

    Aoibhin Donnelly replaces Nadine Seward for Cork.

  • 71'

    Wexford ahead again through Emma Walker as she heads in a cross that beats McCarthy at her near post.

  • 68'

    How the ball stayed out of the City goal there I don't know. A dangerous ball from Molloy is whipped in but two Wexford players can't put it into the net.

  • 64'

    What a goal from Becky Cassin! The ball just falls to her from just in side the box and hits it first time on the bounce giving Williams no chance. 1-1.

  • 63'

    First yellow of the game goes to Wexford's Nicola Sinnott.

  • 62'

    It's been a good response from City since the goal. Nadine Seward in particular has been very effective down the right flanks. They're still very much in this game.

  • 54'

    Ellen Molloy breaks the deadlock for Wexford. A fantastic free-kick from nearly 30 yards out.

  • 49'

    Bit more urgency from Wexford at the beginning of the second half. Just when I say that Christina Dring goes close for City after making a great run in behind Youths defence. Her shot is straight at Williams however.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • Teams beginning to emerge for the second half.

  • Half-time at Turners Cross and it's delicately poised going into the second half. Very competitive half of football. 0-0 at the break.

  • 44'

    Real purple patch from Cork in the past few minutes, very effective work down the flanks. They would like to test Williams more however.

  • 37'

    Better from City in the past couple of minutes. End to end first half so far and quite an entertaining one despite the lack of goals.

  • 34'

    Orlaith Deasy having a cracking game for Cork, tackles, blocks and her tenacity has just won her a free kick.

  • 28'

    Danger just about averted for City from another Wexford corner as McCarthy and Murphy collide. Both appear to be ok however.

  • 27'

    All Wexford now as the corners begin to stack up.

  • 20'

    Wexford growing into the game in the last few minutes but City have certainly been more physical compared to the last few games. No real chances created by the visitors however.

  • 12'

    Great move from City started by Riona Crowley. It ends with a shot from Nadine Seaward which forces a great save out of Maeve Williams.

  • 11'

    Close call for Wexford there. Kylie Murphy gets past the City defence but just as she takes her shot she collides with Abby McCarthy and the ball goes left and wide.

  • 9'

    Good run by Eva Mangan who jinx's past a couple of Wexford players but her shot goes over the bar.

  • 6'

    Good start from City, They have a good shape about them and are stringing some good passes together.

  • 1'

    Underway.

  • Teams out onto the pitch.

  • Hello and welcome to live text commentary of Cork City v Wexford Youths in the WNL. Kick-off from Turners Cross is at 7. Team news on the way shortly.

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
4Danielle Burke Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
5Zara Foley Defender
19Orla Deasy Defender
17Riona Crowley 27 Defender
25Lauren Singleton 14 Defender
18Becky Cassin Midfielder 64'
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
9Christina Dring 6 Forward
21Nadine Seward 14 Forward
6Aoife Cronin 9 Midfielder
14Shaunagh McCarthy 25 Defender
14Aoibhinn Donnelly 21 Forward
15Leah Murphy Forward
24Lauren Walsh Defender
26Hannah Walsh Goalkeeper
13Maria O’Sullivan Goalkeeper
23Chloe Atkinson Forward
27Ellie O’Brien 17 Midfielder

Wexford Youths

21Maeve Williams Goalkeeper
3Orlaith Conlon Defender
12Ciara Rossiter Defender
14Meabh Russell Defender
16Nicola Sinnott Defender 63'
4Della Doherty Midfielder
6Kylie Murphy Midfielder
10Ellen Molloy Midfielder 54'
20Freya de Mange Midfielder
23Emma Walker 71'
25Siun Murphy
Claudia Keenan Goalkeeper
2Emma Donohoe Defender
13Jess Lawler
19Cliodhna Donnelly
22Freya Roche
24Grace Fitzpatrick Ryan Defender
26Aoife Mohan

Past Meetings

(Round 6)
5 - 1
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Series 24)
0 - 1
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Series 15)
4 - 1
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Series 6)
1 - 3
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Series 4 - Group 1)
2 - 2
Women's National League
Bishopstown Stadium

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Series 8)
1 - 2
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 15)
1 - 1
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 10)
2 - 1
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 2)
0 - 3
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 20)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 13)
1 - 3
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 6)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

0 - 1
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

2 - 1
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

4 - 1
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

1 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

1 - 2
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

0 - 4
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

3 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

10 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 8)
0 - 2
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 1)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 20)
0 - 10
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 13)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 6)
0 - 5
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 20)
1 - 2
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 10)
2 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 3)
0 - 4
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 15)
1 - 1
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

(Round 6)
1 - 3
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v Cork City

(Round 5)
0 - 2
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford Youths

Ground

Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland

Sam is an avid sports enthusiast who has been working in journalism since he was 16. Along with his work, he also plays tennis and is a Government and Political Science student at UCC. Most importantly of all however is that he's from Cork.