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Wexford Youths battle to draw against Peamount United

Updated: Sunday, 02 Dec 2012 19:47 | Comments

Claire Kinsella put Peamount ahead at Ferrycarrig today
Claire Kinsella put Peamount ahead at Ferrycarrig today

Battling Wexford Youths managed to hold table toppers Peamount United to a 1-1 draw at Ferrycarrig Park in the Bus Éireann Women’s National League today.

In a well-contested encounter Wexford Youths frustrated the visitors, who have been in free-scoring form lately.

Early on it looked as if champions Peamount would continue to show their class with victory as they took a 12th-minute lead courtesy of a sharp Claire Kinsella goal.

Wexford though, refused to let that disturb them and were back on terms two minutes later when the excellent Rianna Jarrett responded.

From then on it was all about Wexford's solid defensive action as Peamount were unable to add a second.

In the end Peamount had to settle for a point with Wexford delighted by the solid manner in which they deservedly earned a share of the spoils.

It was similarly hard fought match at Tallaght Stadium as Shamrock Rovers and Cork Women's FC finished level also at 2-2.

Claire Shine's last-minute leveller for Cork left Rovers reflecting on what might have been following a splendid tussle.

The Hoops passed the ball well at the outset and they were rewarded in the 12th minute when Murian Mulhall nudged them ahead.

Six minutes later the visitors equalised when the highly effective Shine punished a Rovers lapse in concentration.

Rovers hit the front again six minutes before the interval as Rachel Jenkins expertly converted a penalty.

Leading in the closing stages, Rovers were on the verge of securing a morale boosting victory, but with seconds remaining Shine ensured the Cork side avoided defeat.

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