WNL
Date: 4 p.m. March 27, 2021
Venue:

Kylie Murphy 84' -
Peno Miss: 84'


Scored: 87'
- Eleanor Ryan Doyle 87'


League Report: Wexford Youths 0-1 Peamount United

Sat, Mar 27 2021

Peamount United began their 2021 WNL campaign with a win over Wexford Youths on Saturday Credit: Al Robinson

Brendan Graham reports from Ferrycarrig Park

A fantastic long range effort from Eleanor Ryan-Doyle in the 87th minute saw Peamount United battle their way to a crucial 1-0 win against title rivals Wexford Youths this afternoon.

Peamount were probing for chances as early as the fourth minute. Megan Smyth-Lynch found captain Aine O’Gorman at the back post with a looping cross but the Republic of Ireland international cleared the bar with her header.

Wexford could have taken the lead themselves with a brilliant counter attack on seven minutes.

A quick exchange of passes between Kylie Murphy and Aisling Frawley allowed the home side through on goal.

Niamh Reid-Burke was quick off her line however, pulling off a fantastic save low down to deny the Frawley’s effort on goal.

Murphy linked up with Ellen Molloy and Lynn Marie-Grant moments later which concluded with Marie-Grant getting a great shot away close to goal but it was drifting from the moment she hit it and it trailed wide.

Wexford should have taken the lead minutes before half time from a Ciara Rossiter effort.

Rossiter, on the edge of the box, drove a low shot towards goal but Reid-Burke, in the Peamount goal, decided to leave it with the Wexford midfielder’s shot trickling just past the post.

Both sides found second half chances hard to come by with the gusty conditions at Ferrycarraig Park.

Aine O’Gorman and Lauren Dwyer had half chances at either end but nothing to really worry either goalkeeper.

A frantic final ten minutes saw Kylie Murphy miss an 84th minute penalty after Ellen Molloy was bundled over in the box.

Amazingly just two minutes later Peamount clinched the three points with a great goal from Eleanor Ryan-Doyle.

The Peamount striker hit a speculative effort from distance which caught Ciamh Gray out completely looping over her head and into the top corner of the net.

Peamount crucially held out for an invaluable three points which could prove decisive come the end of the season.

A very evenly fought contest between the sides and Wexford Youths will be disappointed not to have taken away at least a point.

Wexford Youths Women: Kiev Gray; Lauren Dwyer, Orlaith Conlon, Ciara Rossiter, Nicola Sinnott (Sinead Taylor 89); Ellen Molloy, Edel Kennedy (Lynn Craven 89), Aisling Frawley, Aoibheann Clancy, Kylie Murphy (c); Lynn Marie Grant.

Subs not used: Kim Flood, Kira Bates-Crosbie, Vanessa Ogbonna, Fiona Ryan, Maeve Williams.

Booked: Ellen Molloy (55).

Sent off: None.

Peamount United: Niamh Reid Burke; Lauryn O'Callaghan , Della Doherty, Dearbhaile Beirne, Claire Walsh; Lucy McCartan, Karen Duggan, Aine O'Gorman, Megan Smyth-Lynch; Stephanie Roche (Sadbh Doyle 65), Eleanor Ryan Doyle.

Subs not used: Alannah McEvoy, Naoisha McAloon, Louise Masterson, Dora Gorman, Orlagh Fitzpatrick, Tiegan Ruddy, Chloe Smullen, Becky Watkins.

Booked: Stephanie Roche (40)

Sent off: None.

Referee: Claire Purcell

Attendance: 0

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Claire Walsh (Peamount United)


Wexford Youths Women
Kiev Gray 18
Goalkeeper
Lauren Dwyer 5
Defender
Orlaith Conlon 3
Defender
Ciara Rossiter 12
Defender
Nicola Sinnott 16
89'
89Subbed Off: Sinead Taylor 89'
Defender
Ellen Molloy 20
Booked: 55'
Midfielder
Edel Kennedy 8
89'
89Subbed Off: Lynn Craven 89'
Midfielder
Aisling Frawley 15
Midfielder
Aoibheann Clancy 17
Midfielder
© Kylie Murphy 6
Peno Miss: 84'
Midfielder
Lynn Marie Grant
Forward

Substitutes
Kim Flood
Midfield
Lynn Craven 11
89'
89Subbed On: Edel Kennedy 89'
Defender
Kira Bates-Crosbie 24
Midfield
Vanessa Ogbonna 14
Forward
Fiona Ryan 22
Defender
Sinead Taylor
89'
89Subbed On: Nicola Sinnott 89'
Forward
Maeve Williams 21
Goalkeeper
Peamount United
23 Niamh Reid Burke
Goalkeeper
2 Lauryn O'Callaghan
Defender
Della Doherty
Defender
17 Dearbhaile Beirne
Defender
14 Claire Walsh
Defender
6 Lucy McCartan
Midfielder
16 Karen Duggan
Midfielder
11 Aine O'Gorman
Midfielder
17 Megan Smyth-Lynch
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: Becky Watkins 80'
25 Stephanie Roche
Forward
Booked: 40'
65'
65Subbed Off: Sadbh Doyle 65'
10 Eleanor Ryan Doyle
Forward
Scored: 87'

Substitutes
9 Alannah McEvoy
Forward
1 Naoisha McAloon
Goalkeeper
12 Louise Masterson
Forward
Dora Gorman
Midfield
Orlagh Fitzpatrick
Defender
19 Sadbh Doyle
Midfield 65'
65Subbed On: Stephanie Roche 65'
Tiegan Ruddy
Midfield
Chloe Smullen
Defender
Becky Watkins
Forward 80'
80Subbed On: Megan Smyth-Lynch 80'