16 April 2017, Easter Sunday
By Elaine Murphy
The Leesiders fell to a defeat to Peamount United in Bishopstown yesterday losing by two goals to one in their second Continental Tyres Women’s National League game of the season.
Peamount had an ideal start when Lucy McCartan had a good strike from distance to beat Amanda Budden in the 4th minute to give them a 0-1 lead. Both sides competed for possession of the ball as City tried to get back into the game. Clare Shine found Saoirse Noonan on the 24th minute but Peamount goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon was able to gather the resulting ball to snuff out the chance. Shortly after Stacey Paul had a free kick outside the penalty area which was on target but gathered by McAloon.
Amanda Budden made a good save to deny Louise Corrigan on the 34th minute and was quick off her line to stop Clare Kinsella from getting a chance at goal on the 37th minute. City had the chance to equalise right before the half time break when Lauren Homan had a chance in the penalty area but she couldn’t get her effort on target and the first half ended with Peamount leading.
Danielle Sheehy replaced Ciara Desmond for the second half and almost immediately got herself on the score sheet in the 47th minute but McAloon was equal to the shot. City’s equaliser came on the 50th minute, Evelyn Daly put in a cross for Saoirse Noonan, she headed the ball which crashed off the crossbar but she pounced on the rebound to score her second goal of the season and make it 1-1.
Peamount retook the lead on the hour mark through a defensive mix-up as a clearance cannoned off Ciara McNamara and into City’s net to make it 2-1 to Peamount. City went back on the attack looking for another equaliser and on the 65th minute they nearly got it, a great ball from Amanda Budden found Clare Shine but McAloon made a good save to deny the City forward. The resulting corner fell to midfielder Evelyn Daly but she couldn’t get her shot on target.
Lauren Homan and Danielle Sheehy combined well with Homan finding Sheehy with a great reverse pass on the 70 minute mark but Sheehy couldn’t keep her shot on target. Saoirse Noonan had an effort on the 74th minute which went just wide. Maggie Duncliffe came on for Katie McCarthy late in the game as City continued to press for an equalising goal. City had a penalty shout as the game went into injury time but the referee wasn’t interested and the game finished 2-1 to Peamount United.
Cork City WFC’s next game is a visit to Jackson Park to face UCD Waves next Sunday 23rd of April at 2.00pm.
Cork City WFC: Amanda Budden, Meaghan Bourque, Danielle Burke, Ciara McNamara, Stacey Paul, Katie McCarthy (Maggie Duncliffe 85), Evelyn Daly, Lauren Homan, Saoirse Noonan, Clare Shine, Ciara Desmond (Danielle Sheehy 45). Unused Subs: Angie Carry, Tara O’Gorman, Nathalie O’Brien, Laura Coughlan, Megan Kelleher
Peamount United WFC: Naoisha McAloon, Lauryn O’Callaghan, Lauren Kealy, Louise Corrigan, Chloe Maloney, Lucy McCartan, Niamh Farrelly, Clare Kinsella (Vanessa Hulllon 89), Eleanor Ryan Doyle, Jade Reddy (Emma Byrne 48), Heather Payne. Unused Subs: Niamh Barnes, Megan Lynch, Monica McGuirk. Referee: Sinead Forde.