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Date Time League Season
6 August 2022 6:00 pm FAI Women's Cup 2022

Match Report

WFAI Cup Report: Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

Wexford Youths went a step closer to retaining their FAI Womens Cup tonight beating nine-woman DLR Waves 3-1 at Ferrycarrig Park.

The first half was all about Waves who went ahead through a Katie Malone header after 16 minutes. Despite struggling in attack, Wexford equalised before half-time through Nicola Sinott.

Straight red cards for Mia Dodd and keeper Eve Badana proved pivotal as late goals from Ellen Molloy and Ciara Rossiter sent the Youths into the last four.

It wasn’t pretty for the most part, but its Stephen Quinn’s Youths who advanced through this quarter-final after what can only be described as a valiant effort from DLR Waves. It was Graham Kelly’s team who started off brightest, as runs down the channel from Malone and Sarah McKevitt caused all sorts of problems.

This would come to fruition when McKevitt whipped in a vicious cross and Malone met it with her head to score her eighth goal of the season and give the visitors a deserving lead. Wexford struggled to show their quality in the first-half, mainly threatening through set-pieces while Rossiter on the left was their sole bright spark.

None the less they found an equaliser on 40 minutes when a scramble in the box following a corner resulted in a tap in for Nicola Sinott to make it 1-1 at the interval.

The second-half started at a slow pace and the game continued on this way until a thorough challenge from Mia Dodd changed the course of the fixture. Her challenge saw her receive a straight red after 53 minutes; however this didn’t really seem to effect DLR’s attacking involvement.

After 69 minutes goalkeeper Badana rushed out from her goal and fouled the oncoming Molloy, meaning Waves went down to nine. At this stage the hosts ticked up their pressure with Waves numerically vulnerable but still, the travelling outfit remained defensively sound.

They might have even survived the initial 90 minutes if it wasn’t for a brilliant bit of innovation from Molloy in the 85th minute. As the ball was recycled back into the box, she brilliantly flicked a volley over the head of substitute goalkeeper Rugile Auskalnyte to put Wexford in front.

Rossiter then broke through in stoppage time, picking up on a rebound from an Auskalnyte save and making it 3-1. Not the best performance from the cup holders but they scored when it mattered and now reach the semi-finals.

Waves will be very disappointed looking back as ill-discipline proved to be the only flaw in their game today.

  • 89'

    Ciara Rossiter adds a third to seal the win for the champions

  • 85'

    Molly with a brilliant innovative flicked volley to surely send Youths through. The defensive requirements have proved all too much for DLR

  • 82'

    Double change from Kelly, as he brings on Joy Ralph and Kerri Letmon in place of McKevitt and Malone

  • 81'

    Despite their extreme disadvantage, DLR defending valiantly here

  • 70'

    Sub for Wexford as Jess Lawler comes on for Meabh Russell

  • 70'

    Kate Mooney is the unfortunate player making way as sub keeper Rugile Ausklanyte comes on

  • 69'

    Eve Badana sent off after fouling Ellen Molloy when rushing out from her net. DLR down to 9 and very vulnerable now

  • 64'

    A first change for the Dublin side sees Nadine Clare replace Sophie Watters

  • 60'

    The hosts stepping up the pressure now after the red card but DLR coping so far

  • 53'

    A straight red for Dodd and DLR down to 10.

  • 51'

    A slow start to the second-half here, much like the first

  • Back underway here!

  • Half-time at the Ferrycarrig. Wexford Youths 1-1 DLR Waves

  • 44'

    Becky Watkins goes close for the Youths from a tight angle

  • 40'

    An equaliser for Stephen Quinn's team through Nicola Sinnott and it comes how you would have expected, a set-piece. A scramble in the box after a Youths corner saw Sinnott get a final and crucial touch

  • 35'

    Kate Mooney with a speculative effort from range that goes very close and looked to have Williams scrambling

  • 35'

    Kate Mooney with a speculative effort from range that goes very close and looked to have Williams scrambling

  • 30'

    Graham Kelly's team looking solid at the back thus far and Wexford have only really threatened with set-pieces. Ciara Rossiter has been their sole bright spark on the left-wing

  • 25'

    DLR certainly the stronger side so far and continue to threaten for a second. The FAI Cup holders yet to get going here in Wexford

  • 16'

    A quite deserved opener for Waves. Sarah McKevitt whips in a vicious cross from the right and Malone meets it with a header

  • 12'

    First decent chance goes to the visitors. A cross from Katie Malone fell to Mia Dodd who tested Maeve Williams with a shot from the edge

  • 7'

    No chances of yet, both sides just getting a feel for the ball

  • We're off here in this huge Evoke.ie cup quarter-final

  • DLR Waves team news: The impressive Eve Badana starts in goals. The high-scoring Katie Malone is in the first 11 alongside Kate Mooney who bagged a brace in Round 1

  • Wexford team news: Two changes from the victory over Treaty United last week, with Edel Kennedy and Ciara Rossiter coming back into the first 11

  • Wexford received a bye to get to this stage and begin their title defence in what will be a tough test against Waves. The winner will join the final four along with Bohemians and Shelbourne after they won their respective ties earlier

  • Con Sheehan here overlooking the Womens FAI Cup fixture between the champions Wexford Youths and DLR Waves. Kick-off is 6pm at Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths

21Maeve Williams Goalkeeper
3Orlaith Conlon Defender
4Della Doherty Midfielder
6Kylie Murphy Midfielder
8Edel Kennedy Midfielder
9Becky Watkins Forward
10Ellen Molloy Midfielder 85'
12Ciara Rossiter Defender 89'
14Meabh Russell 13 Defender
16Nicola Sinnott Defender 40'
17Aoibheann Clancy Midfielder
1Claudia Keenan Goalkeeper
13Jess Lawler 14
15Michaela Lawrence Midfielder
20Freya de Mange Midfielder
23Emma Walker
24Grace Fitzpatrick Ryan Defender
25Siun Murdiff
26Aine Walsh Forward
27Mia Lenihan Midfielder

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper 69'
3Lynn Craven Defender
4Louise Corrigan Defender
5Jessica Gleeson Defender
6Fiona Donnelly Midfielder
10Katie Malone 27 Forward 16'
13Aoife Brophy Defender
20Mia Dodd Midfielder 53'
22Sophie Watters 8 Midfielder
23Kate Mooney 1 Forward
26Sarah McKevitt 9 Forward
1Rugile Auskalnyte 23 Goalkeeper
2Nicole Keogh Defender
8Nadine Clare 22 Midfielder
9Kerri Letmon 26 Forward
15Carla McManus Forward
16Avril Brierley Midfielder
21Jane McKevitt Defender
25Shauna Carroll Midfielder
27Joy Ralph 10 Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 16)
0 - 0
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

(Round 9)
2 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Series 20)
0 - 1
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

(Series 11)
3 - 1
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Series 2)
1 - 1
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

(Series 9)
0 - 2
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

7 - 2
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Round 9)
0 - 3
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

(Round 1)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Round 21)
1 - 1
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

(Round 14)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Round 7)
0 - 1
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

0 - 2
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

2 - 1
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

3 - 4
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

3 - 4
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

1 - 1
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

1 - 2
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

4 - 2
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Round 21)
3 - 0
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

(Round 14)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Round 7)
0 - 1
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

(Round 21)
2 - 2
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Round 14)
3 - 3
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

(Round 7)
2 - 2
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Round 16)
2 - 3
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

(Round 9)
1 - 2
Women's National League
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Wexford Youths

(Round 2)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths v DLR Waves

Ground

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

21 year old sports journalist from Drogheda. Student at Dublin City University. Drogheda United Correspondent for FinalWhistle.ie