WNL: Wexford 2-1 Cork City

Cork City fell to a defeat at Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday as they lost 2-1 to Wexford Youths in their latest Só Hotels Women’s National League match.

Wexford started the stronger of the two sides as Maria O’Sullivan was forced into two early saves to deny Katrina Parrock. At the other end Christina Dring looked to be in on goal but was denied by a last ditch tackle from Orlaith Conlon.

Wexford took the lead in the 27th minute as a Doireann Fahey ball forward found Rianna Jarrett who finished well to give Wexford a 1-0 lead. Maria O’Sullivan had to be alert to deny Jarrett a second goal in the 37th minute. City were awarded a penalty in the 41st minute as Christina Dring was fouled as she made a run into the Wexford penalty area, Eabha O’Mahony stepped up and scored the resulting penalty to make it 1-1 at the end of the first half.

Wexford continued to dominate as the second half started with Rianna Jarret always dangerous coming close in the 52nd minute as she headed a corner wide. Wexford retook the lead in the 64th minute as Jarret turned in the box and finished well to make it 2-1 to Wexford. Maria O’Sullivan again had to pull an excellent save to deny Jarret a hat-trick.

City brought on Maggie Duncliffe for Danielle Burke in the 73rd minute as they tried to get back into the game but struggled to create any meaningful chances as the game ended. City thought they had equalised in injury time as Christina Dring had the ball in the back of the net after a good effort from distance but the ref had blown the whistle and pulled it back for a City free kick and the game finished 2-1 to Wexford.

City will be out of action until the 15th of June when they travel to Tolka Park to face Shelbourne FC with a 4pm kick off.

Cork City: Maria O’Sullivan, Nathalie O’Brien, Ciara McNamara, Emma Farmer, Shaunagh McCarthy, Riona Crowley (Rachel O’Regan 45’) , Zara Foley, Danielle Burke (Maggie Duncliffe 73’), Eabha O’Mahony (Eadaoin Lyons 85’), Katie McCarthy, Christina Dring

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