WNL Match Preview: Cork City vs Galway WFC

Cork City will hope to return to winning ways as they host Galway WFC this Sunday, May 12th in the Só Hotels Women’s National League at Bishopstown with a 2pm kick off.

Sunday is City’s third home game in a row in a busy period for the club and they will hope for an improvement on last Sundays 7-2 loss against Shelbourne. Cork City player Emma Farmer had this to say on that defeat: “Sunday’s game was very disappointing as we know we are much better than how we performed. But every team has a blip during the season and that was ours – it won’t be happening again. Onwards and upwards for the rest of the season starting Sunday with Galway.”

She continued speaking on the season so far: “I think the season is going well, we are starting to gel as a team and play good football. We have been really unlucky not to come away with a point or a win in some of the games at the start of the season but we responded positively and got 3 wins in a row.

“Training has been really consistent with high intensity and hard work from all the players. There has been a lot of work on the management side in regards to different aspects of the game for us to improve on which personally I think the girls have responded brilliantly taking it on board and applying in a game situation. There is a lot more to come from this team throughout the season.”

Cork City Manager Rónán Collins spoke on the challenge Galway pose: “The games come thick and fast in the league. It’s good to get a group of home games together and we’ll be looking to put in a strong performance. Galway have been good so far this season. They’ve had some really good results this year and are unlucky not to have a few more. Billy and his team have done a really good job, they are building all the time. ”

He continued speaking on what City can bring on Sunday: “We’ll look to play our game and impose our style on them. We’ve shown good attacking quality over the last few games we’ve been pleased with that it’s offered us an extra dimension. We need to marry this with other aspects of our game that we know we can do better in.”

Cork City will be without Lauren Egbuloniu and Ciara McNamara on Sunday through injury while Savannah McCarthy and Nathalie O’Brien are a doubt for the game.

Injured: Lauren Egbuloniu, Ciara McNamara.
Suspended: None
Absent: Eve Badana

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