Galway women look ahead to midweek tussle

24 September 2016; Lynsey McKey, left, of Galway WFC is congratulated by teammates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Continental Tyres Women's National League game between Galway WFC and Wexford Youths WFC at Eamon Deacy Park in Galway. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

24 September 2016; Lynsey McKey, left, of Galway WFC is congratulated by teammates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Continental Tyres Women's National League game between Galway WFC and Wexford Youths WFC at Eamon Deacy Park in Galway. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Galway Women's FC can move up the Continential Tyres Women's National League table if they take the points from Kilkenny United in Eamonn Deacy Park on Wednesday October 5 at 7pm.

This is Galway’s first home mid-week game and another valuable win would edge them closer to the top against a side bottom of the table.

It would make up for disappointing 2-1 loss to league champions Wexford Youths last weekend.

The game was only 14 minutes old when Claire O’Riordan rose to head home a Maria Delahunty cross for the visitors. Both keepers were called to the rescue, first Wexford’s Sophie Lenehan who saved from Jess Nolan, and then Galway’s Tina Hughes who foiled Delahunty’s one-on-one effort.

However Galway’s hard work was rewarded after Therese Hartley was fouled, and Lynsey McKey’s free found Shauna Fox, whose glancing header found the bottom corner to leave the sides level at half time.

Galway WFC piled on the pressure in the second half, and created several chances through Nolan and McKey, but were ultimately undone when a route one ball from Wexford keeper Lenehan was headed by O’Riordan into the path of Kylie Murphy who finished from the edge of the box with 12 minutes remaining.

Galway WFC were due to play Peamount United in Dublin last evening.

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