Date Time League Season
5 June 2021 4:00 pm Women's National League 2021

Match Report

Pea’s held to draw by Wexford

Peamount United dropped their first points of the season after a 2-2 draw with Wexford Youths at PRL Park today.

Two first half goals from Megan Smith-Lynch and Aine O’Gorman gave Peamount the lead. However, Wexford managed to pull it back level late on through goals from Nicola Sinnott and Kylie Murphy.

Wexford were the last team to take points off Peamount and they have done it again.

A slight delay to kick-off certainly didn’t deter any of the players. A frantic start saw the home side draw first blood through Megan Smyth-Lynch. The winger connected with a cross wonderfully and found the back of the Wexford net via the right-hand post.

What followed was a battle all around the pitch with plenty of heavy tackles going in from both sides which saw several players having to receive attention. It was a surprise that only one yellow card was issued all game.

Peamount’s second came in added time in the first half. Aine O’Gorman cut inside from the right and let fly. Her shot bounced down off the crossbar and over the line as she put her side two ahead.

Going into halftime Wexford had struggled to create any clear cut chances and did not test Naoisha McAloon in the Peamount goal.

The start of the second half saw both sides struggle to find any rhythm in their play and neither created any real chances.

Naoisha McAloon was forced to make a number of excellent saves in an attempt to keep her clean sheet intact.

However, the away side pulled one back after 76 minutes through Nicola Sinnott. The defender got her head onto the end of a corner and gave her side a fighting chance.

Wexford continued to knock on the door and eventually drew themselves level with 88 minutes on the clock when Kylie Murphy’s effort from a brilliant cross went over the line.

McAloon popped up again late on with a wonderful save to keep her side level.

Peamount will be disappointed that they could not hold onto their lead. Their goals conceded was doubled tonight after two were put past them. 

Wexford on the other hand will be delighted that they could come back and get a point against the league leaders.

  • Full Time: Peamount United 2-2 Wexford Youths

  • 94'

    Play resumes

  • 93'

    A stoppage in play after a clash of heads

  • 91'

    McAloon pulls off an incredible save to keep her side level

  • 88'

    Kylie Murphy draws Wexford level after she heads home a Rossiter cross

  • 84'

    It looks as if Peamount are now playing with an extra defender and trying to shut up shop

  • 84'

    Dora Gorman is on to replace Ryan-Doyle

  • 82'

    Wexford have the ball in the net but offside is given

  • 80'

    Wexford are really putting the pressure on

  • 79'

    Clancy lets fly from outside the box but sees her shot go just over the bar

  • 76'

    Nicola Sinnott pulls a goal back for Wexford through a header

  • 73'

    Alannah McEvoy replaces goal scorer Smith-Lynch

  • 73'

    A Lucy McCartan cross is pushed away by Gray

  • 69'

    McAloon makes a great diving save from a Kingsley effort

  • 67'

    Stephanie Roche comes on to replace Sadhbh Doyle

  • 62'

    The free kick hits the target and Naoisha McAloon does well to tip it wide

  • 61'

    Rossiter wins a free kick for Wexford in a dangerous position

  • 55'

    An Aine O'Gorman cross has to be parried wide by Gray

  • 46'

    Peamount get us underway

  • Both sides are on the pitch for the restart

  • Half Time: Peamount United 2-0 Wexford Youths

  • 47'

    Aine O'Gorman puts Peamount two up with a great strike

  • 42'

    Ryan-Doyle looked certain to score but she is ruled offside

  • 40'

    She looks ok to continue

  • 40'

    Tiegan Ruddy comes off worse after 50/50 challenge

  • 36'

    She returns to the pitch

  • 35'

    Claire Walsh is down after getting clattered at the back post following a clearance

  • 31'

    Sadhbh Doyle hits a half volley but Ciamh Gray holds on

  • 28'

    Ryan-Doyle attempts the spectacular with an overhead kick but cannot connect fully

  • 27'

    Sinnott makes a great tackle inside her own box

  • 21'

    Dwyer receives a yellow for a late tackle

  • 17'

    Some heavy tackles have gone in so far with both sides showing plenty of aggression

  • 17'

    She is ok to continue

  • 14'

    Dwyer receives treatment

  • 14'

    A penalty shout after a collision between McAloon and Lauryn Dwyer

  • 7'

    Play resumes with a Wexford goal kick

  • 6'

    A stoppage in play as a Wexford player receives attention

  • 5'

    Smyth-Lynch with a wonderful volley gives Peamount an early lead

  • 1'

    Kick off was delayed slightly due to an issue with one of the nets

  • 1'

    Wexford get us underway

  • For the home side, league top scorer Eleanor Ryan-Doyle starts

  • For the away side, Ellen Molloy and Orlaith Conlon are back in the starting line up, while Blessing Kingsley is back in the squad having returned from the US

  • We will see the two best attacking teams in the league go head-to-head, both having scored 24 goals so far this season

  • We will have the team news soon

  • PRL Park is the venue for today's match with kick-off scheduled for 4pm

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of today's Women's National League game between Peamount United and Wexford Youths

Peamount United

1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
3Tiegan Ruddy Midfielder
6Lucy McCartan Midfielder
7Megan Smyth-Lynch 9 Forward 5'
8Sadhbh Doyle 20 Midfielder
10Eleanor Ryan-Doyle 4 Forward
11Aine O’Gorman Forward 47'
14Claire Walsh Defender
16Karen Duggan Midfielder
17Dearbhaile Beirne Defender
23Niamh Reid-Burke Goalkeeper
4Dora Gorman 10 Midfielder
5Della Doherty Midfielder
9Alannah McEvoy 7 Forward
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
18Becky Watkins Forward
19Chloe Smullen Midfielder
20Stephanie Roche 8 Forward
21Orlagh Fitzpatrick Forward

Wexford Youths

18Ciamh Gray Goalkeeper
3Orlaith Conlon 11 Defender
5Lauren Dwyer Defender 21'
6Kylie Murphy Midfielder 88'
8Edel Kennedy Midfielder
12Ciara Rossiter Defender
15Aisling Frawley 2 Midfielder
16Nicola Sinnott Defender 76'
17Aoibheann Clancy Midfielder
19Lynn Marie Grant Forward
20Ellen Molloy Midfielder
21Maeve Williams Goalkeeper
2Blessing Kingsley 15 Forward
9Lauren Kelly Forward
10Sinead Taylor Forward
11Lynn Craven 3 Defender
13Katie O’Regan Defender
23Kim Flood Midfielder
24Kira Bates Crosbie Midfielder
25Doireann Fahey Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 1)
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

(Series 5 - Group 1)
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

(Semi Final)
FAI Women's Cup
Ferrycarrig Park

(Series 6)
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park


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