Match Report: Cork City WFC 2-5 Peamount United

Cork City WFC 2-5 Peamount United
Clare Shine (14’, 33’),  Amber Barrett (30’) Heather Payne (40’, 50’, 83’) Eleanor Ryan Doyle (65’)

Cork City WFC fell to a 5-2 defeat to title chasing Peamount United at Knockgriffin Park Middleton on Wednesday 11th of October in the Continental Tyre’s Women’s National League

City got the game off to the brighter start with an early effort from Meghan Bourque which went wide. Good work from Saoirse Noonan sent Clare Shine through but Peamount goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon was quick on hand to smoother the ball and stop the chance. A good run from Katie McCarthy on the left set up Shine whose shot went wide.

City took the lead on the 15 minute mark as Clare Shine intercepted a Peamount back pass and did enough to put it away and give City a 1-0 lead. Peamount equalised on the half hour mark as an Eleanor Ryan Doyle through ball found Amber Barrett who finished well to make it 1-1. City were forced into a change through injury as Meghan Bourque was replaced by Christina Dring.

City quickly regained their lead on the 33 minute mark. A superb cross from Nathalie O’Brien from deep on the left found Clare Shine on the edge of the penalty box, she controlled the pass on her chest and put it away on the half volley to give City a 2-1 lead. Peamount remained dangerous however as Amber Barrett demonstrated when she hit the crossbar with a 30 yard effort.

Peamount got back on level terms on the 40th minute mark, Amber Barrett pounced on a poor pass in the City half and she found Heather Payne who finished well from 18 yards to make it 2-2. Katie McCarthy had a decent effort to put City back in front but her shot went over the bar and the half finished 2-2.

Peamount took the lead early into the second half as on the 50th minute a great run from Amber Barrett on the counter attack up the length of the pitch put her in a position to set up Heather Payne who put it away to give Peamount a 3-2 lead. Christina Dring made a good run beating two players making a cross into the Peamount penalty area but her cross was gathered by Naoisha McAloon. City brought on Tara O’Gorman to replace Danielle Burke on the hour mark.

Peamount extended their lead on the 65 minute mark as a deep cross from Amber Barrett set up Eleanor Ryan Doyle who headed it home. City were again forced into a change through injury bringing on Ciara Desmond to replace Saoirse Noonan. Peamount finished the game with a final goal with five minutes to go as Heather Payne headed home to complete her hat trick.

Cork City WFC’s game away to Galway WFC scheduled for the 14th of October has been postponed due to international call ups until Thursday 26th of October with a 7.45pm kick off. City’s final home game and final game of the Continental Tyre’s Women’s National league will be at Bishopstown on Sunday 29th of October with a 2pm kick off.

Cork City WFC: Eve Badana, Danielle Burke (Tara O’Gorman, 60’), Ciara McNamara, Maggie Duncliffe, Nathalie O’Brien, Kate O’Donovan, Meghan Bourque (Christina Dring, 30’), Katie McCarthy, Clare Shine, Saoirse Noonan (Ciara Desmond, 75’), Danielle Sheehy.
Unused Substitutes: Amanda Budden, Courtney O’Keefe, Mary Barrett, Angie Carry