Defeat a learning curve for Dundalk
Published 24/07/2013 | 05:20
KINGSCOURT Ladies dominated proceedings in Oriel Park to keep their UHY Premier Division title dreams alive.
Fiona Gargan opened the scoring for the away side when she was fed a ball from midfield maestro Sarah Hughes and made no mistake, slotting home from just inside the 18-yard box.
Hughes and Shianne Swarres were in control of midfield, but they failed to stop Dundalk scoring a deserved equaliser just after the half-hour mark when Chloe Connolly broke through from the right wing and calmly curled the ball around Tina Curtis.
This was the fillip the home side needed and they began to create chances through Ciana Denedy, but were unable to take advantage of them.
The two sides went into break level at 1-1, but 10 minutes into the second half Kingscourt regained the lead when Gargan was left unmarked at the back post to nod home a Selina Moynagh cross. Kingscourt began to show their experience and pushed Dundalk's young defence in the closing stages to boost their score difference.
Dundalk: Ellen Campbell, Emma Morris, Hannah McGivern, Hanna Morris, Shauni Carraher, Alanah Kelly, Chloe Connolly, Alanna Dowling, Sarah McAleer, Ciana Dennedy, Reanne McCourt. Subs: Vanessa McQuillan for E Morris (63), Rebecca Levins for McAleer (65), Erica Muphy for McGivern (75), Caoimhe Morris for H Morris (80).
Kingscourt: Tina Curtis, Laura Hughes, Caitriona McKenna, Nicole Fleming, Emma Duffy, Aisling Callan, Selina Moynagh, Shianne Swarres, Sarah Hughes, Fiona Gargan, Lisa Clarke. Subs: Elaine McCabe for F Gargan (80), Amanda Coogan for L Hughes (80).
Referee: Peter Burns Jnr.