Peamount's Euro dream hangs by thread
Published 29/09/2011 | 05:00
PEAMOUNT United have it all to do in Paris next Wednesday if they are to extend their European adventure.
A deflected shot from Nora Coton-Pelagie 18 minutes from full-time broke their resistance at Tallaght last night before an attendance of 2,109.
And their task for the return leg was made all the more difficult when Cindy Thomas made it 2-0 deep into stoppage-time.
Once Peamount soaked up some early pressure, they settled into a rhythm and could have been ahead at the break.
Lone striker Sara Lawlor displayed great footwork to cut in from the right after 25 minutes and it took a smart save by from 'keeper Veronique Pons to turn her low shot around the post.
An even clearer opening arrived from Stephanie Roche's resulting corner, as Louise Quinn headed over the bar from inside the six-yard box.
PSG emerged for the second half with more of an attacking threat and and their pressure finally told on 72 minutes.
Coton-Pelagie's speculative drive from 25 yards deflected off Quinn to nestle in the net. Peamount were hit again at the death when Thomas burst clear to make it 2-0.
PEAMOUNT UNITED -- Meehan; Sinnott, Byrne, Duggan, Murray (S McGlone 86); O'Gorman, Quinn, Comerford (Russell 59), Roche, W McGlone (Jenkins 54); Lawlor.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN -- Pons; Debonne, Lepailleur, Delannoy, Boulleau; Dali (Prevost 85), Rubio, Poulain (Coton-Pelagie 67) Houara; Pizzala, Conforti (Thomas 63).
REF -- A Kance (LTU)