Galway WFC look for revenge against Shelbourne

Galway WFC head to Dublin on a revenge mission after suffering their first league defeat to Shelbourne last weekend.

On Saturday the two sides will meet again - this time in the group B of the League Cup at Morton Stadium, Santry (7pm ), and Galway manager Don O'Riordan will be analysing the video from last weekend’s performance in a bid to exact a positive result.

Shelbourne's win in the Continental Tyres WNL on Saturday evening came after an enthralling New Year’s battle in Drom, resulting in a three-way tie at the top of the table with both teams and Wexford Youths. A Rebecca Creagh brace proved the difference between both sides with the final score 0-2.

Galway started brightly and Shelbourne keeper Niamh Reid-Burke was called into action after only two minutes. The game was played at a high tempo with both defences on top, ensuring goal chances were few and far between. However, when the ball broke to Creagh on the 38th minute she made no mistake finishing to the bottom right with her left-footed strike.

The second half was much more of the same with the excellent Drom surface allowing both sides to display their passing abilities, but being prevented from threatening at both ends by excellent defensive displays.

With time running out Galway WFC began to push forward and on 84 minutes Lynsey McKey found herself one-on-one with Reid-Burke, but the advancing keeper saved with her feet. Galway could not finish with the rebound and, in a cruel twist, Shelbourne counter attacked and put the game beyond Galway’s reach when Creagh broke through the Galway back four to calmly finish this time to the Tina Hughes' right.



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