WNL
Date: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 2020
Venue:

Ciara Rossiter 13' -
Scored: 13'


Kylie Murphy 64' -
Scored: 64'


Scored: 6'
- Jessica Ziu 6'

Scored: 33'
- Jessica Ziu 33'

Peno Scored: 45'
- Noelle Murray 45'

Peno Scored: 69'
- Noelle Murray 69'

Scored: 90'
- Jessica Ziu 90' + 2'


League Preview: Wexford Youths -v- Shelbourne

Sat, Oct 17 2020

Wexford Youths' Vanessa Ogbonna strikes on goal during Shelbourne's 2-1 win at Tolka Park last month. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

WEXFORD YOUTHS

Wexford Youths welcome Shelbourne to Ferrycarrig Park with revenge, and three points, in mind as phase two kicks off with one of the biggest clashes in Irish football (kick-off 6.30pm).

It’s third against second as the two likeliest pretenders to Peamount United’s throne meet up for the second time this season.

The first meeting between the sides inflicted Youths’ first defeat of the season as they went down 2-1 to the then-league leading Reds.

Goals from Ciara Grant and Emily Whelan, either side of Youths captain Kylie Murphy, gave the hosts victory on the day.

Youths sit four points behind second-placed Shels and, though they have a game in hand, it’s by no means a gimme at home to Galway.

Tom Elmes’ side did finish phase one on a high note as they ran out 2-0 winners away to DLR Waves last Saturday.

A goal in either half for Blessing Kingsley and Aoibheann Clancy were enough for Youths to take all three points.

Trina Duggan and Aoife Slattery miss out on Saturday for Wexford but Elmes has an otherwise full squad to choose from.

SHELBOURNE

Shelbourne remain two points behind league leaders Peamount United as the business end of the season kicks off.

A 6-1 defeat to Peamount three weeks ago saw Dave Bell’s side knocked off top spot for the first time this season.

Another defeat, a narrower 1-0 reverse, followed at Peamount in the FAI Cup but the Reds returned to winning ways in style on Saturday.

Braces from Emily Whelan and Jess Gargan, as well as goals from Noelle Murray, Ciara Grant and Mia Dodd, saw Shels to a 7-0 win away to Treaty United.

With Peamount facing a tough trip to Galway, both teams will have a close eye not only on the team(s) above them but below them as well.

Referee: TBC

MATCH STATS

The sides met once already this season, at Tolka Park, where goals from Ciara Grant and Emily Whelan saw the Reds to a 2-1 win.

Grant is Shels’ top scorer with four goals from her eight games, while Ellen Molloy is Wexford’s leading markswoman with five goals from seven appearances.

BETTING

Wexford Youths 13/10; Draw 13/5; Shelbourne 13/10.

PREDICTION

Wexford Youths 3 – 2 Shelbourne

Wexford Youths

Injured: Trina Duggan, Aoife Slattery.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Shelbourne

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: None.


Wexford Youths Women
Kiev Gray 18
Goalkeeper
Lauren Dwyer 5
Defender
Orlaith Conlon 3
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Defender
Edel Kennedy 8
Defender
Ciara Rossiter 12
13Scored: 13'
Defender
Lynn Craven 11
Midfielder
Ellen Molloy 20
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Midfielder
Kylie Murphy 6
64Scored: 64'
Midfielder
Nicola Sinnott 16
Midfielder
Aoibheann Clancy 17
56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
Forward
Blessing Kingsley 23
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Forward

Substitutes
Aisling Frawley 15
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Midfield
Kira Bates-Crosbie 24
Forward
Lauren Kelly 9
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Midfield
Vanessa Ogbonna 14
56'
56Subbed On: 56'
Unknown
Fiona Ryan 22
Forward
Sinead Taylor
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Forward
Maeve Williams 21
Goalkeeper
Shelbourne FC
Rachael Kelly
Goalkeeper
4 Pearl Slattery
Defender
Jessica Gleeson
Defender
Jessica Gargan
Defender
Isibeal Atkinson
Defender
Ciara Grant
Midfielder
8 Rachel Graham
Midfielder
12 Jamie Finn
Midfielder
Jessica Ziu
Forward
6Scored: 6'
33Scored: 33'
90Scored: 90'
Emily Whelan
Forward
Noelle Murray
Forward
45Peno: 45'
69Peno: 69'

Substitutes
Taylor White
Forward
Ella O'Connell
Midfield
17 Kate Mooney
Unknown
6 Alex Kavanagh
Midfield
Mia Dodd
Defender
Rebecca Cooke
Midfield