WNL: Cork City 1-1 Wexford

Cork City played out a 1-1 draw with Wexford Youths WFC in their final Só Hotel’s Women’s National League game of the season.

City started the brighter of the two sides pressing the Wexford defence early and came close thanks to an early effort from Sophie Liston. Wexford took the lead in the 14th minute thanks to a swift counter attack with Blessing Kingsley applying the finish to a McKenna Davidson cross.

City shook off this setback and continued to press for a goal with Kate O’Donovan testing the Wexford goalkeeper with a high effort from the edge of the box. City equalised in the 19th minute with Sophie Liston finding Saoirse Noonan on the right edge of the box and she finished right into the top corner of the goal with a good strike. City continued to hold the advantage and came close through efforts from Katie McCarthy which hit the side netting and Christina Dring who volleyed just wide of the goal and the first half ended 1-1.

The second half was a quiet affair with neither side able to create much in the way of real chances throughout the half. City had the ball in the net on the hour mark from Christina Dring but was ruled out for offside. Some good work from second half substitute Liz O’Conner set up Saoirse Noonan but her effort from outside the box was just over the bar. At the other end Maria O’Sullivan had to be alert to make a good save to deny Wexford. Wexford came stronger as the half went on but were unable to create much beyond speculative efforts from distance which were all easily saved and the game finished 1-1.

Cork City: Maria O’Sullivan (Abby McCarthy 80’) Eadaoin Lyons, Maggie Duncliffe, Ciara McNamara, Nadine Seward, Zara Foley, Kate O’Donovan (Liz O’Connor 73’), Sophie Liston (Megan Howard 90’), Katie McCarthy, Saoirse Noonan, Christina Dring.

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