Cork City will be looking to go into the mid-season on a high with a win against DLR Waves this Sunday 23rd of June at Bishopstown in the Só Hotels Women’s National League with a 2pm kick off.
It is City’s last game before the mid-season break and City will be looking to return to winning ways after a series of disappointing results. Cork City player Danielle Burke had this to say ahead of the clash with DLR Waves: “Results haven’t been going our way recently but we are determined to get back to winning ways. We have had a lot of players missing in the past few games but all the girls have stepped up and proved why they deserve to be in this team. The mood is still really positive, and everyone’s working really hard on and off the pitch.”
She continued: “Training has been quality this week so we will be looking to bring that into the game Sunday and get a win before the break. Really proud of this teams character and attitude no matter what gets thrown at us, so hopefully we end the first half of the season on a high note, DLR are a top side so we know it won’t be an easy game, but everyone’s really looking forward to it!”
Cork City manager Rónán Collins spoke on what the team had been working on in training this week and what they hope to bring to the pitch against DLR Waves: “It’s the last game before the mid-season break. We’ll have time to think on this performance afterwards so we’re looking to finish strong. We worked a lot on our deep defending this week so we’ll be looking at bringing that controlled aggression into the game. It’s a game between two sides that like to play so it’ll make for a great spectacle.”
He continued speaking on the threat posed by DLR Waves: “I was at DLRs game last week. They played very well they were well organised, kept the ball and attacked with numbers. The last 15 minutes didn’t turn out how they would have liked and that will really motivate them for the weekend so we’re going to have to be ready for that. We have Nathalie, Ciara, Rachel, Zara and Emma coming into the squad for this weekend’s game so that will give us a big boost. Our earlier game in the season against DLR was a really good performance we’ll be looking for more of the same Sunday”
City will be without Lauren Egbuloniu and Savannah McCarthy through injury.
Injured: Lauren Egbuloniu, Savannah McCarthy
Absent: Abby McCarthy, Eadaoin Lyons, Eve Badana, Stacey Paul O’Regan, Saoirse Noonan, Christina Dring