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Rovers record first league win in Wexford

Updated: Sunday, 05 Feb 2012 19:11

Raheny United have gone top of the table beating Peamont 2-0
Raheny United have gone top of the table beating Peamont 2-0

Shamrock Rovers recorded their first victory of the season, defeating Wexford Youths 2-0 in the Bus Eireann Women's National League at Ferrycarrig.

Rovers gave their hosts a difficult time in the first half going in at the break with a two-goal lead thanks to goals from Noelle Murray’s free kick and Rachel Jenkin’s delightful chip.

Rovers suffered a setback in the second half after Zara Dillon received her second yellow card, but the Hoops were not to be denied as they held out for their first league win of the campaign.

Raheny United came away from the top of the table clash with Peamount with all three points following a fine 2-0 victory to send them to the top of the league.

With so much at stake it was always going to be a tense encounter and both sides probed but largely cancelled each other out leaving it scoreless at half time.

Raheny upped the ante straight away in the second half and thanks to Seanna Cooke, they were a goal to the good.

Peamount looked for a reaction but it never came and instead it was Raheny who forced home their advantage when Rebecca Creagh scored from the spot on 67 minutes to put the visitors two goals ahead to secure the points.

Cork Women’s FC had a great away victory at Celtic Park beating Castlebar Celtic 4-1 to leapfrog Wexford Youths in the table.

Castlebar were looking to continue their recent good form and got off to the perfect start hitting the front after just 5 minutes.

Top scorer Emma Mullin applied the finishing touch to her 11th goal of the season as it looked like it was going to be a comfortable day at home for the Mayo women.

But Cork had other ideas and equalised with half an hour gone through Valerie Mulcahy.

In the second half, it was the visitors that really began to apply the pressure Emma Farmer stuck to put the Cork women ahead after 60 minutes.

Claudia Hudner scored the third and then Mulcahy struck for her second of the match as Cork ran out deserved winners.

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