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25 September 2021 2:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Cork deliver against Waves

22 points between the sides before the fixture, Cork City caused the upset of the weekend in the WNL today beating 4th placed DLR Waves 4-1 at Turner’s Cross.

A hat-trick from 17-year-old Laura Shine and a cherry on top at the foot of Becky Cassin aided their effort, Shuana Carroll’s goal wasn't enough for the Sky Blues to mount a comeback in this series 21 game.

The victory for the home side means they they edge closer to Bohemians in the table, while for Waves it throws their top three hopes awry.

Returning after the international break both sides were gunning for action and with three goals inside the opening 20 minutes their enthusiasm was evidently backed up with their output.

DLR looked to instate a high press to squeeze The Rebels, but with triangles of passes between Sarah McKevitt, Shaunagh McCarthy and Eva Mangan Cork were on a mission from the first whistle.

Inside seven minutes Shine netted her first after the ball was squared to her inside the six-yard box and while it was cancelled out just a few moments later via Carroll’s equaliser her brace came in the 17th minute.

It remained as so at the interval before City pushed on even further to add insult to injury in the second half.

Against all the odds they were in full control throughout the latter 45 minutes too, James O’Callaghan’s team press having come back to bite him as the visitors tired.

Cassin finished off a fantastic set piece move to supplement the scorecard with over an hour gone and it was plain sailing for Cork to close out the outstanding time.

The triumph imprints just their second success at home this season, their third overall in the 2021 Women’s National League calendar and leaves them with an exciting opportunity to progress before its conclusion.

For DLR this blow will be a tough one to stomach given their aspirations of a cup run were cut short earlier this month and with this result catching Wexford Youths in the league now also seems a stretch.

  • 94'

    All over. Cork 4-1 DLR Waves. That's City's second win at home this season and just their third win this entire year in the WNL

  • 90'

    Into added time now

  • 88'

    Cork just looking to close this one out without conceding at this stage

  • 84'

    Big save for McCarthy

  • 80'

    Crowley on for Cassin, Tiff Taylor for Ciara McNamara

  • 78'

    Cork still pushing forward for more attacks at Turners Cross

  • 74'

    Bit of a break in play as Cassin receives some attention

  • 71'

    Niamh Barnes off Catherin Cronin on and Shauna Carroll off Chloe McCarthy on DLR. Kate O'Donovan on for Cork, Singleton off

  • 68'

    Seward on Dring off

  • 63'

    GOAL for Cassin. 4-1 to Cork. Dring gets on the end of O'briens cross form a set piece and finds Cassin who pokes the ball into the net

  • 62'

    DLR on the break here. Cleared out by Cork at the last hurdle. Cassin has been sublime so far in this one

  • 59'

    Corner for Cork, they've been dangerous off set pieces today

  • 55'

    Nicole Keogh off, Katie Burdis on DLR. Carla McManus off Kerri Letmon on also

  • 53'

    DLR employing a press again in order to win back the ball

  • 49'

    Hatrick for Laura Shine! McKevitt picks her out in the box to slot away her third of the day. It was squared to her in the box and she was never going to miss from there!

  • 45'

    Back in play!

  • 45'

    Halftime. Cork 2-1 DLR

  • 45'

    Berrill locates McManus in the box but she can't get it under control

  • 44'

    Carla McManus lets an attempt off inside Cork's box and it comes off the keeper to go out for a corner

  • 43'

    Shauna McCarthy fished out by Brophy there to inhibit a goal scoring opportunity! Great defending from Aoife to keep DLR in touching distance

  • 40'

    40 minutes gone. Cork retaining their lead thus far, looking to hold out until the break or perhaps even add more. McKevitt finding Mangan in the box just a few moments ago

  • 37'

    Brilliant save by Abby McCarthy at the end of Gleeson's free kick

  • 36'

    Freekick for DLR in a dangerous area. Jess Gleeson to take

  • 34'

    Around 10 minutes until the interval and the scoreline as sustained at 2-1 so far

  • 30'

    Chance for DLR there but its ruled offside

  • 25'

    Chance again! Shine tries to get the volley off but to no avail, corner.

  • 23'

    The home outfit have been very impressive here in the opening exchanges. From Cassin to McKevitt and McCarthy to Shine their work rate is doing them wonders here

  • 20'

    Cork really putting together plenty of impressive streams of passing there in their home ground. Mangan with an opportunity there as she gets the shot off but it hops left of the post

  • 17'

    SHINE FOR THE BRACE! Laura hits the back of the net for a second time today and puts Cork back in front

  • 15'

    Keogh and Carroll link up for another chance but it drifts wide

  • 12'

    GOAL FOR CAROLL. She capitalises on some sloppy defence with a long range strike to equalise

  • 11'

    Cork still pushing on after the goal and refusing to sit on their lead. It remains to be seen how DLR respond to the setback

  • 7'

    SHINE MAKES IT 1-0. After some brilliant work from McCarthy neutralises the defenders Shine gets a shot off inside the six yard box

  • 6'

    Sides ping ponging back and forth at the minute, scoping each other out as play progresses

  • 2'

    Chance for Gleeson there at the end of the corner but it doesn't come off

  • And it's live! 2:05 start at the Cork ground

  • Bit of a delay to kick off at Turner's Cross. Both teams on the pitch and the captains are just greeting the officials now

  • 3 minutes until kick off!

  • The teams are in! We've around 15 minutes left until kick off

  • Today however there are vital tallies on the line for whoever emerges on top. For the Munster outfit it may result in them leapfrogging Athlone Town in seventh to edge closer to Bohemians, while the spoils would see DLR go within 10 points of Youths who currently sit in third.

  • On both other occasions they’ve met this season DLR have scraped away the three points from City through single goals. In series four Jessica Gleeson’s strike was enough in today’s replica ground, while the more recent outing in Series 13 at the Belfield Bowl saw Ciara Maher net late on for Graham Kelly’s squad.

  • Meanwhile in the same series Waves inflicted an identical scoreline on Galway, getting their own back on the Westerners who had knocked them out of the FAI Cup running just one week prior. For that win Jetta Berrill converted a wonderstrike in the 18th minute, while Rachel Doyle supplemented just a few moments later to sure up the victory.

  • While Republic of Ireland team duties took centre stage over the last two weeks before the interval Cork suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bohemians at the Oscar Traynor Centre. Both of the goals coming from a dead ball, Ronan Collins’ Rebels will have to sure up on their set pieces if they are to be successful today.

  • A win would do wonders for the home side’s confidence given their shaky league and cup form as of late. For The Sky Blues on the other hand the chance at silverware seems well and truly adrift at this stage too, but with a solid position secured at 4th in the table for some time now they are in the hunt for Wexford Youths spot.

  • Cork City face DLR Waves at Turner’s Cross this afternoon at 2pm in the WNL’s return after the international break. My name is Alanna Cunnane and I'll be bringing you this afternoon's live updates

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
3Nathalie O’Brien Defender
4Danielle Burke Defender
4Ciara McNamara 19 Defender
9Christina Dring Forward
14Shaunagh McCarthy Defender
16Laura Shine Forward 7', 17', 49'
18Becky Cassin 17 Midfielder 63'
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
23Sarah McKevitt Forward
25Lauren Singleton 8 Defender
26Kristen Sample Goalkeeper
6Niamh O’Donoghue Midfielder
8Kate O’Donovan 25 Midfielder
11Rachel O’Regan Midfielder
15Leah Murphy Forward
19Tiffney Taylor 4 Defender
24Lauren Walsh Defender
17Riona Crowley 18 Defender

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
24Niamh Barnes 11 Defender
5Jessica Gleeson Defender
2Nicole Keogh 3 Defender
13Aoife Brophy Defender
15Nadine Clare Midfielder
6Fiona Donnelly Midfielder
25Shauna Carroll 19 Midfielder 12'
10Katie Malone Forward
22Jetta Berrill Midfielder
20Carla McManus 9 Forward
1Rugile Auskalnyte Goalkeeper
3Katie Burdis 2 Defender
8Ciara Maher Defender
9Kerri Letmon 20 Forward
11Catherine Cronin 24 Midfielder
19Zoe Leonard Midfielder
19Chloe McCarthy 25
21Jane McKevitt Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 13)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Series 4)
0 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Series 5)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 18)
1 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 13)
3 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 5)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 17)
2 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 10)
1 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

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

Cork City v DLR Waves

3 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

0 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

2 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

1 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

4 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

1 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 15)
0 - 6
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 9)
7 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 2)
0 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 18)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 11)
4 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 4)
0 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 19)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 15)
1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 6)
3 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

Ground

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

Alanna is currently pursuing her studies in journalism at Dublin City University and writes regularly for her local media outlets in Sligo.