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Wexford Youths defender Nicola Sinnott was just happy to get the job done after the Slaneysiders eked out a 2-1 win over Cork City Women's FC in Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday night.

Sinnott played a pivotal role in the victory, providing the assist for Claire O'Riordan's opening goal in the first minute and getting on the scoresheet herself seven minutes later as they raced out of the traps like a prize greyhound.

However, she's not interested in personal plaudits, saying getting the right result for the team is the be all and end all.

“Those things are not important to me. The most important thing is that we got the three points in the end,” she said.

Sinnott admitted that after making such a brilliant start they probably should have kicked on, although stressing that it's natural to retreat into your collective shell once you have a two-goal cushion and after Clare Shine pulled a goal back for Cork on 69 minutes they had to endure a few nervy moments.

“We made hard work of it in the second-half. We started with a great tempo in the first-half, we played really well, but after the break they came out fighting and we kind of dropped off and stopped doing the things we were doing right in the first-half. 2-0 is always a dangerous lead because you're sitting on two goals and when they get a goal they're right back in the game. It was tight right to the end so I was glad to hear the final whistle and to get the three points,” she said.

On a more positive note, Sinnott was pleased with how quickly they got into their stride on Saturday and put their opponents on the back foot from the off.

“We've actually started very poorly a lot this season. In the first ten minutes we haven't really got started. Our aim today was to make sure when the whistle went that we would get the start we wanted. Luckily we got the goal early and it settled us, then we got the second one,” she said.

The table-toppers have got themselves into a great position as the title race enters the home straight, but Sinnott refuses to look too far down the track to the finishing line that's tantalisingly coming into view.

“In the position we're in now we're just looking at it one game at a time. This year there's teams taking points off everybody. We're not looking at what everyone else is doing, we're just looking where we are and we'll take each game as it comes,” she said.

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