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Wexford Win Five Goal Cup Final Thriller Against Peamount

Wexford Win Five Goal Cup Final Thriller Against Peamount

Wexford Youths retained their FAI Women's Cup final title with another victory over Peamount United.

In contrast to last year's final between the two sides, which saw just a single goal scored, Sunday afternoon's game was an action-packed thriller.

It featured five goals with the winner coming in the second half from Kylie Murphy.

After the dynamic Rianna Jarrett was found on the edge of the Peamount box, she calmly played in Murphy who made no mistake to stroke the ball past Niamh Reid-Burke and put Wexford 3-2 ahead.

Wexford had taken the lead after just three minutes of the game when Lauren Kelly's strike found its way through the legs of a Peamount defender and into the bottom corner of a motionless goalkeeper's net.

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Nearly half an hour later, Peamount had an equaliser via Karen Duggan's brilliant strike - the best goal of the game.

Duggan's goal sparked a remarkable 90 seconds of play which culminated with Lauren Kelly's second goal of the match, a nonchalant lob over Reid-Burke to again put Wexford ahead.

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Wexford went into the break 2-1 up but their advantage did not last long into the second period. Eleanor Ryan Doyle's long-range strike got the better of Wexford's Ciamh Dollard to draw Peamount level.

The victory is Wexford's third Women's FAI Cup final win.

Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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