WNL Match Preview: DLR Waves vs Cork City FC

Cork City return to Só Hotels Women’s National League action this Saturday, April 13th as they travel to Jackson Park to face DLR Waves with a 7pm kick off.

Due to international call ups, City’s game against Shelbourne was postponed until Sunday, 5th of May so Saturday’s game against DLR Waves will be the team’s first game in three weeks. Cork City manager Ronán Collins spoke on the break and what work they carried out on the training ground: “After a three-week break from matches the girls are eager to get back into league action. We’ve kept ourselves sharp with some good training games which proved very positive challenges. We’re working hard on keeping the ball in higher areas of the pitch to really bed down our possession play, we are looking to bring that into the weekend.”

City will be hoping to pick up where they left off last time they played when they had a 3-0 win against Kilkenny thanks to two goals from Katie McCarthy and a goal from Rachel O’Regan.

Speaking on the challenge posed by DLR Waves, the manager added: “DLR are a very organised and disciplined team; they can be hard to break down and make you earn everything. They had 4 players away with the Irish U19s this week who done very well so it shows the quality they have in the squad.  We’ll have to execute at our best to bring home a positive result.”

City will be without Kate O’Donovan and Elizabeth O’Connor due to injury while Danielle Burke, Rachel O’Regan, Saoirse Noonan, Shaunagh McCarthy and Christina Dring are all doubts to be available.

Injuries: Kate O’Donovan, Elizabeth O’Connor

Suspended: None

Absent: Eve Badana, Stacey Paul O’Regan

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