|01/07/2018||Women's National League||2018||11|
Match Report Cork City WFC 1-2 Shelbourne LFC
(Sheehy 68’) (McEvoy 52’, Finn 59’)
Cork City WFC fell to a 2-1 defeat to Shelbourne LFC in their latest Continental Tyre’s Women’s National League game at Bishopstown on Sunday.
The first half had few real chances, Isibeal Atkinson had an early effort go wide of Eve Badana’s net inside the first five minutes while at the other end Michelle O’Driscoll had an effort from the edge of the box go just wide in the 15th minute.
On the half hour mark Saoirse Noonan managed to get around the goalkeeper but the Shelbourne defence had enough in the way to snuff out her effort on goal. She had another effort in the 38th minute after being set up by Emma Farmer which was saved by Amanda McQuinlan in the Shelbourne goal. At the other end Badana had to be alert to make saves from Alex Kavanagh and Noelle Murray. City’s best chance came in the 45th minute when Katie McCarthy got the ball and beat several Shelbourne defenders but her effort which seemed destined for the goal was blocked and sent out for a corner and the half finished 0-0.
Shelbourne had the stronger start to the second half as they got two goals in 10 minutes. First in the 52nd minute Alannah McEvoy found the back of the net after being set up by Isibeal Atkinson’s cross from the left wing. And in the 59th minute Noelle Murray beat the offside trap and squared it for Jamie Finn who put it away to make it 2-0.
City brought on Courtney O’Keefe and Danielle Sheehy to try and get back into the game and Sheehy had almost an instant impact on the game first shooting wide from distance in the 66th minute. In the 68th minute Katie McCarthy had an effort which was barely stopped from going into the net and City got a corner. Maggie Duncliffe took the corner and found Sheehy who headed home powerfully to give City a lifeline in the game.
City had the majority of possession and pressure for the rest of the game but the Shelbourne defence proved strong enough and the game finished 2-1 to them.
Next up for Cork City Women’s FC is a trip to the Watershed as they face Kilkenny United WFC next Sunday 8th of July with a 2pm kick off.
Cork City WFC: Eve Badana, Nathalie O’Brien, Ciara McNamara, Maggie Duncliffe, Mary Barrett (Courtney O’Keefe 62’), Danielle Burke, Emma Farmer, Eadaoin Lyons (Danielle Sheehy 62’), Katie McCarthy, Michelle O’Driscoll (Christina Dring 70’), Saoirse Noonan.
Unused Substitutes: Amanda Budden, Clare Shine, Amy McCormack, Hannah O’Donoghue.
Shelbourne LFC: Amanda McQuinlan, Seana Cooke, Jessica Gleeson, Alex Kavanagh, Rachel Graham, Noelle Murray, Jamie Finn, Niamh Prior, Lynn Craven, Isibeal Atkinson, Alannah McEvoy.
Unused Substitutes: Pearl Slattery, Tiegan Ruddy, Fiona Donnelly, Rachel Kelly, Kate Mooney, Rebecca Creagh, Karley Leavy.