Tough day for Treaty United as Wexford Youths hit top form in WNL

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Tough day for Treaty United as Wexford Youths hit top form in WNL

Treaty United suffered a heavy defeat to Wexford Youths in the Women's National League on Sunday

TREATY United suffered a comprehensive 7-1 defeat to a ruthless Wexford Youths side in their Women's National League fixture at Jackman Park on Sunday afternoon.

Aoife Cronin's excellent goal from a header had Treaty United tied 1-1 with their visitors after 16 minutes. 

However, a physically stronger Wexford outfit took advantage of some defensive lapses from the home side to lead 3-1 at half-time. 

The clinical visitors scored four more goals in the second half to power clear and leave Treaty with a single point from their opening three WNL fixtures.

Pre-game favourites Wexford made the early running in the fixture, taking the game to their hosts. 

The opening goal arrived on 10 minutes when Ciara Rossiter punished a mix-up in the Treaty Utd defence slotting home clinically to put the visitors in front. 

To their credit, despite being outplayed early on, resilient Treaty hit back strongly.  

The home side was level in the 16th minute when Cronin powerfully headed home for her second goal of the season from Aoife Horgan’s corner. 

Parity lasted for just over 15 minutes, however, as Wexford regained the lead. Treaty again paid a price for failing to clear the ball fully out of defence as Sinead Taylor flicked the ball up to herself before blasting to the net for an excellent finish. 

The visitors moved into a 3-1 lead four minutes before half-time when Treaty lost possession playing the ball out of defence and the clinical Ellen Molloy punished them with an excellent finish. 

The game was put to bed within a minute of the restart when Wexford added their fourth goal from the penalty spot through captain Kylie Murphy, despite the best efforts of home ‘keeper Meabh Ryan to keep it out. 

Ellen Molloy added three further goals for Wexford to bring her tally for the game to four as the visitors eased to victory. 

TREATY UNITED: Meabh Ryan, Eve O’Sullivan, Clodagh O’Doherty, Shannon Parbat (Anna Shanagher 77), Alana Roddy, Tara O’Gorman (Capt), Olivia Gibson (Jesse Mendez half-time), Aoife Horgan, Lauren Keane (Emma Costelloe 87), Aoife Cronin (Aine Walsh 61), Rebecca Horgan (Cara Griffin 77). 

WEXFORD YOUTHS: Maeve Williams, Orlaith Conlan (Vanessa Ogbonna 57), Nicola Sinnott, Ciara Rossiter (Fiona Ryan 73), Lynn Craven, Edel Kennedy, Aoibheann Clancy (Lynn Marie Grant half-time), Ellen Molloy, Kylie Murphy (Kira Bates Crosbie 67), Sinead Taylor (Kim Flood 57), Lauren Dwyer.