Cork City fell to a 1-0 defeat to Wexford Youths in their latest SSE Airtricity Women’s National League game at Turner’s Cross on Saturday.
The first half was a quiet affair with both sides struggling to create much in the way of real chances to test either goalkeeper. City came close in the 14th minute as Laura Shine headed a free kick into the box just wide of the post.
At the other end some good play by Lynn Marie Grant gave her room to cross a ball into the box for Sinead Taylor who headed it just wide. Ciara Rossiter came closest to opening the scoring in the first half as Ciara Rossiter had an effort on goal well saved by Abby McCarthy and the first half finished 0-0.
City came out in the second half much the stronger side with Laura Shine hitting the crossbar in the 53rd minute and her follow up shot gathered by Kiev Gray in the Wexford goal. City came close again a few minutes later as Christina Dring had an effort rebound off the left post with Shaunagh McCarthy’s follow up shot well saved again by Gray.
City would rue these missed opportunities minutes later as a Wexford corner would cause a scramble in the City penalty area and Sinead Taylor managed to prod it home to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. The visitors sat back and soaked up the City pressure as they tried to get back into the game but a stubborn Wexford defence denied them much in the way of real chances and it finished 1-0 to Wexford Youths.
City visit Greenogue on the 30th of October as they visit Peamount United in the SSE AirtricityWomen’s National League with a 6pm kick off.
Cork City: Abby McCarthy (Kristen Sample 75’), Lauren Walsh, Ciara McNamara, Danielle Burke, Nathalie O’Brien (Lauren Singleton 65’), Kate O’Donovan (Rachel O’Regan 65’), Becky Cassin (Eva Mangan 66’) Riona Crowley (Niamh O’Donoghue 85’), Christina Dring, Shaunagh McCarthy; Laura Shine.