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Date Time League Season
8 May 2021 2:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Wexford bag points in Cork

Wexford Youths notched up a cracking performance to defeat Cork City at Turner's Cross in the WNL this afternoon.

Two goals from Aoibheann Clancy, and one from Sinead Taylor; allowed the Youths to keep pace with Peamount.

Former Youths player Sarah McKevitt scored an excellent goal for Cork in the 73rd minute, but it wasn't enough, as Clancy bagged her second five minutes from the end of normal time.

The narrative tells the story of City racing out of the blocks and forcing Ciamh Gray, Wexford’s goalkeeper, into action inside the first two minutes. 

It took 10 minutes for the Slaneysiders to put their authority on the game.  

They starting getting on top by causing the hosts defence into errors at the back, which were complimented by nervy clearances. 

The opening goal came from a speculative, long free from the boot of Clancy. The ball drifted into the home side’s penalty area, deceived everyone and ended up in the net. That goal came on 16 minutes. 

The travelling side continued to dominate for the remainder of the half, however pot shots from distance by Aisling Frawley and Lynn Marie Grant, failed to trouble the City goals.  

Ellen Molloy did force Abby McCarthy into a great save.   

Molloy and Frawley were at the heart of Youths patient play throughout, which varied from looking for deliveries, over the top to playing ball to feet and looking for openings. 

Cork had started both halves with high lines, but the concession of possession through errors, meant they had to drop deeper, once Wexford became productive going forward.  

In the 54th minute, Taylor doubled Wexford's lead, pouncing to force the ball into the net, after a corner kick hit the crossbar via a deflected header. 

Cork City's Becky Cassin and Sarah McKevitt kept fighting into the second half. 

McKevitt had an ambitious effort drop wide, before she unleashed, from the edge of the box to beat Ciamh Gray.   

That goal in the 73rd minute, look to set up a nervy finish.  

However, Wexford secured the three points, when Clancy scored her second, and her side's third, five minutes from time.  

It's a case of job done for Wexford Youths, while Cork City continue to improve, but still await that first win of the campaign. 

  • 88'

    Another change for Wexford, Fiona Ryan is on for Aisling Frawley. Cork City makes a triple change to get players to get the time, to try to change the game's narrative at this late stage.

  • 85'

    Clancy scores her second with a devastating strike. Clancy started and finished the move.

  • 77'

    Shaunagh McCarthy replaces Lauren Singleton.

  • 75'

    Kira Bates-Crosbie is also on for Kylie Murphy

  • 75'

    Orlaith Conlon joins the action in place of Ciara Rossitter.

  • 75'

    Lauren Dwyer replaces Lynn Craven.

  • 73'

    Sarah McKevitt scores with a brilliant strike. The former Wexford Youths player capitalized on excellent build-up play.

  • 71'

    Ambitious long-range effort drops wide for Sarah McKevitt.

  • 63'

    Becky Cassin picks up the game's opening yellow card.

  • 62'

    Katie McCarthy joins the action in place of Lauren Egbuloniu

  • 62'

    Lauren Kelly replaces Sinead Taylor.

  • 54'

    Sinead Taylor scores after pouncing to force the ball home after a corner kick hit the crossbar. Wexford 2-0 up.

  • 53'

    Great link-up play between Ellen Molloy and Frawley to deliver a ball to Kylie Murphy, but her effort is out for a corner.

  • 50'

    Claims for a Wexford penalty waved away by the referee.

  • 46'

    No changes as we get back underway.

  • 45'

    As we enter half-time, Wexford will be happy to be in front. Cork City won't be too despondent as they have weathered a storm and are still in this game.

  • 45'

    Eabha O'Mahony's free-kick is easily collected by Gray.

  • 45'

    Cork City awarded a free kick on the edge of the Wexford Youths penalty area courtesy of a handball.

  • 37'

    Ellen Molloy effort found a way through but the assistant referee gets his line right to rule out the goal for offside

  • 32'

    Wexford continues to take pot shots from distance. Aisling Frawley, Ellen Molloy and Lynn Marie Grant all have speculative efforts.

  • 28'

    Ciamh Gray recovers extremely well after an initial error to deny Laura Shine an opportunity to equalise.

  • 18'

    Abby McCarthy forced into a great save. Wexford are building the pressure again.

  • 16'

    Aoibheann Clancy finds the scores. A free-kick from way out, the left-hand side, deceives everyone and ends up in the City. Wexford are one up.

  • 13'

    Wexford are settling. Forcing City into errors in the back. Few nervy clearances so far. The home side have been forced to defend deep.

  • 9'

    Wexford are trying to settle and put their mark on the game but Cork City are dogged, playing a high press and making their opposition uncomfortable.

  • 2'

    Cork City have started at a ferocious pace. Ciamh Gray already forced into a smart save.

  • It's a splendid afternoon in Turner's Cross for this clash. Wexford Youths will be looking to keep pace with Peamount at the top of the table. Cork City are searching for their first goals at the Cross and their first win of the season.

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
3Danielle Burke 15 Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
6Eabha O’Mahony 22 Midfielder
7Lauren Egbuloniu 10 Forward
9Christina Dring Forward
16Laura Shine Forward
18Becky Cassin Midfielder 63'
23Sarah McKevitt 17 Forward 77'
24Lauren Walsh Defender
25Lauren Singleton Defender
13Leah Hayes Cohen Goalkeeper
14Shaunagh McCarthy Defender
17Riona Crowley 23 Defender
10Katie McCarthy 7 Forward
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
8Kate O’Donovan Midfielder
15Leah Murphy 3 Forward
22Kelly Leahy 6 Midfielder

Wexford Yths

18Ciamh Gray Goalkeeper
6Kylie Murphy 24 Midfielder
8Edel Kennedy Midfielder
10Sinead Taylor 9 Forward 54'
11Lynn Craven 5 Defender
12Ciara Rossiter 3 Defender
15Aisling Frawley 22 Midfielder
16Nicola Sinnott Defender
17Aoibheann Clancy Midfielder 16', 85'
19Lynn Marie Grant Forward
20Ellen Molloy Midfielder
21Maeve Williams Goalkeeper
22Fiona Ryan 15 Defender
23Kim Flood Midfielder
5Lauren Dwyer 11 Defender
3Orlaith Conlon 12 Defender
24Kira Bates Crosbie 6 Midfielder
9Lauren Kelly 10 Forward

Past Meetings

(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

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