Cork City have exited the Continental Tyre’s Women’s FAI Cup at the quarter final stage following a 4-0 loss to Wexford Youths on Saturday evening at Ferrycarrig Park.
The first half was a very tight affair with both sides struggling to create chances. The game’s first real chance came in the 15th minute when Rianna Jarrett headed a Wexford free kick over the bar. Three minutes later McKenna Davidson had an effort crash off the crossbar and go clear.
In the 25th Amanda Budden in the City goal had to be alert to get off her line quickly to deny Rianna Jarrett. Budden was again on hand on the half hour mark to make a good save to stop deny Jarrett again. City got more into the game with Hannah O’Donoghue firing a chance over from a Maggie Duncliffe corner while right on half time Saoirse Noonan came close firing over after good work in the build up from Hannah O’Donoghue.
The second half started much as the first half had been with both sides struggling to create chances until Wexford took the lead on the hour mark with Rianna Jarrett scoring with a powerful shot from inside the box to give Wexford a 1-0 lead. City put pressure on the Wexford defence to try and get back in the match and stay in the cup with Saoirse Noonan having a spectacular effort from distance crash off the crossbar in the 68th minute while a minute later Katie McCarthy had an effort go just over the bar after a good cross from Hannah O’Donoghue.
Wexford effectively ended the tie as a contest in the 80th minute when Katrina Parrock scored from close range following up an Edel Kennedy effort. Wexford added a third in the 87th minute when Edel Kennedy applied the finish to a good team move while Katrina Parrock rounded out the scoring in injury time with a finish from close range and the match finished 4-0 to Wexford.
City return to league action on the 22nd of September when they travel to Tolka Park in Dublin to face Shelbourne with a 2pm kick off.
Wexford Youths: Sophie Lenehan, Nicola Sinnott, Orlaith Conlon, Lauren Dwyer, Becky Cassin, Kylie Murphy, Emma Hansberry, Aisling Frawley (Edel Kennedy 65’), Rianna Jarrett, McKenna Davidson (Doireann Fahey 81’), Orla Casey (Katrina Parrock.65’).
Cork City: Amanda Budden, Nathalie O’Brien, Savannah McCarthy, Ciara McNamara, Danielle Burke, Maggie Duncliffe, Kate O’Donovan (Riona Crowley 85’), Katie McCarthy, Eadaoin Lyons (Christina Dring 81’), Hannah O’Donoghue (Megan Sheehan 85’), Saoirse Noonan.