WNL match preview: Cork City vs Peamount United

Cork City will hope to return to winning ways as they host Peamount United this Sunday, May 19th at Bishopstown in the Só Hotels Women’s National League.

City came out on the wrong side of a 5-3 defeat last Sunday against Galway – making it two defeats in a row in the WNL – with Danielle Burke, Eabha O’Mahony and Christina Dring all on the scoresheet. Cork City manager  Ronán Collins spoke on the positive and negative aspects of the Galway game:

“Last week was a big lesson. We played really well for large periods of the game, with great tempo and pace, and we showed some great attacking quality.  However, we’ve been punished on some basics. The girls have been excellent at addressing this and getting on top of it during the week, they’ve matured as a group together and deserve a lot of credit. No bigger challenge to show that then against Peamount.”

City face Peamount United this Sunday against whom they had a narrow 2-1 defeat in their opening game of the Women’s National League season, and Collins spoke on the challenge posed: “Peamount move the ball well, have very strong attacking options and have the best defensive record in the league so far. We know we can stop their winning run, and we need to link up different parts of our performance to do so. Our games against Peamount recently have been excellent spectacles so it’s bound to be an exciting game.”

Katie McCarthy, who won the Só Hotels Women’s National League player of the month for April, had this to say ahead of the Peamount game: “It’s going to be big game again this weekend, and training’s gone really well again this week. Peamount are always a tough team but we felt we performed really well against them in the first game of season and were annoyed not to come away with something from the game. This weekend is another opportunity for us to put that right and add another 3 pts.”

City will be without Lauren Egbuloniu while Megan Sheehan is an injury doubt.

Injured: Lauren Egbuloniu

Suspended:

Absent: Eve Badana, Stacey Paul O’Regan

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