30 April 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Cork City Women’s FC welcome Galway WFC to Knockgriffen Park in Midleton tomorrow (1st May) with a kick-off at 2pm in their final home game of the 2015/2016 season.
The Leesiders come into the game following a narrow defeat to Shelbourne at the same venue last Sunday – the first match the Cork side had played since March. They will have one final game this season after Sunday – against the Dublin in Morton Stadium.
Commenting on the game, manager Frank Kelleher had this to say “This game is another big test of our clubs progress and potential. We were disappointed with our defeat against Shelbourne last weekend. We were in this game throughout and conceded two late goals.
While their experience and game management told in the end, we certainly feel we competed well with Shelbourne for the entire 90 minutes which was pleasing. Our young group of players will benefit from this season and those types of games. Our workrate, attitude and commitment was at a very high level throughout the game, and these are the building blocks for our final 2 games.”
He continued “At this week’s training we have continued to push and reinforce our philosophy to play with confidence, build a strong attitude, play our style of football, and work hard until the final whistle. This week the focus with the group is on correcting the errors from Sunday. Improve our defending in wide areas, and finishing more clinically in the final third when the chances arise. We know Galway will be at their best this weekend. They are a group who have made great progress in the league this year. Today we must maintain our organisation at all times while taking every opportunity that comes our way.”
The manager has a nearly fully-fit squad to choose from coming into the game with only Megan Carroll out with a long-term injury.
Injuries – Megan Carroll