Galway Women go clear at the top with win over Cork City

Galway Women go clear at the top with win over Cork City

Galway Women’s FC continued their fine start to the new season with a convincing 3-0 victory over Cork City.

Making it two wins from two in the Continental Tyres WNL on Saturday night in Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway WFC are now with a two points clear at the top of the table.

Galway opened the scoring on 13 minutes from a corner when the in-swinger from Lynsey McKey found the net as the Cork defence were unable to clear when under pressure from Méabh De Búrca on the line.

And before the break the large home crowd was on its feet on two more occasions more with Galway found the net, only for the assistant referee to flag for offside both times.

Cork lost keeper Amy O’Reilly before the break with the home side leading 1-0 lead.

Galway continued after the break where they left off, and were rewarded in the 53th minute when McKey headed the ball back to De Búrca on the edge of the box who struck it sweetly, finishing to the top right hand corner of the net for a cracking goal.

Cork threatened in the 71st minute when former Galway player Marie Curtin’s free was met by Danielle Sheehy, but Tina Hughes was on hand the push the header onto the crossbar.

Galway rounded off with a third goal in the 74th minute when Shauna Fox and Lucy Hannon combined from a throw-in and Fox floated a ball over the stranded City keeper and into the net.

Don O’Riordan’s side now have a week to rest before they travel to Dublin to face Shelbourne at Morton Stadium on Saturday August 27 when they look to continue their winning start to the season.

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