SOCCER: Match Preview – Wexford Youths WFC v Cork City WFC

7 October 2017
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

Cork City Womens FC will be looking to earn a spot in the FAI Continental Tyre’s Women’s

Senior Cup Final as they travel to Bunclody FC to face Wexford Youth in their semi-
final clash this Saturday 7th of October with a 3pm kick off.

It is the first time Cork City WFC have reached this stage of the FAI Cup and the mood is
high within the team. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game Christina Dring who signed for the
club in July is looking forward to the game; “Preparation has been good, everyone is training
hard and I think we’re all really focused on the match. Getting into any final is a great
opportunity and there’s always slight nerves for such a big match but I think we’ve proved
that we deserve to be there and are ready for the challenge. While I’d love to get on the
scoresheet, as I really should have had a couple of goals in the last few games, but really as
long as we win I don’t mind. I’m really looking forward to Saturday. Playing in the WNL has
definitely been a step up from what I’m used to but I’m really enjoying it, it’s really helped me
to improve and I hope to keep improving.”

Cork City WFC Manager Frank Kelleher had this to say ahead of Saturday’s game; “We’re
really excited about the game on Saturday, it’s the clubs first FAI Cup semi-final so the
whole club are very excited about it. It’s a big opportunity for us, we’ve had two very good
weeks in terms of training great numbers at training, everybody looks to be fully fit which is
very important and we’re looking forward to the game.”

Recent photo of Cork in action: Cork City WFC Vs Peamount – Womens Senior FAI Cup

He continued; “The key thing for us is in the past against Wexford we haven’t started quickly
and that’s something we’ll have to change against them. We had a good victory against them
at Bishopstown earlier in the year where we won 4-1 and then when we played them at
Ferrycarrig Park we didn’t start well and within 10 minutes we were 2-0 down and then we
came back into the game, so it’s really important against a side as experienced as Wexford to
start quickly. We’re trying to build something very very special at this football club and I
think this one of these moments for the club that if we were to grab it and really try and push
on and get a result and get to the Aviva Stadium I think it would be fantastic for everybody
associated with the club. So hopefully with a little bit of luck on Saturday afternoon we may
get over the line but it will be tough and we will have to work very very hard.”

Injuries: None
Suspended: None
Absent: None

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