Galway WFC 0-1 Wexford Youths Women’s

Peamount United 0-6 UCD Waves

WEXFORD Youths Women’s put one hand on the Continental Tyres Women’s national league trophy with a hard fought triumph away to Galway WFC.

Youths now require just three points to be crowned Women’s National league champions with just three games remaining in this year’s helter-skelter campaign.

Claire O’Riordan bagged her 15th goal of the season in what turned out to be the winner after just seven minutes of play in Eamon Deacy Park.

The champions elect didn’t have the game there own way with Mary Rose Kelly making a super save from Lynsey McKey on 13 minutes.

Christina Hughes back in goal after being injured in the warm up last week, twice denied Claire O’Riordan from adding to her tally.

Sorcha Ni Bhraonain and Lisa Casserly both let shots fly over the bar as Galway were unable to find an equaliser.

Galway’s defender Keara Cormican was named Continental Tyres player of the game for her work in the host’s rear guard.

Earlier in the day, UCD briefly reduced Youths gap at the top to two points after putting six goals past Peamount united in Greenogue.

Aine O’Gorman got the scoring under way on 28 minutes with her 21st of the season, while Caroline Thorpe made it two nil 10 minutes later.

Julie-Ann Russell notched her fourth of the season five minutes before the break, with Orlaigh Nolan finishing off a corner a minute into the second half.

O’Gorman knocked in her 22nd league goal of the season on the hour mark, with Nolan grabbing her second of the day and 10th of the season to finish off the scoring.

Wexford Youths now lead the Continental Tyres Women’s national league with 40 points, five clear of second place UCD Waves, Youths have a game in hand on Waves.

Defending champions Raheny United occupy third spot with 27 points and two games in hand on the leaders. Both sides meet on Saturday evening in Morton Stadium.

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