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Lynn Marie Grant and Sinead Taylor were on target for Wexford Youths Women FC in a deserved 2-0 pre-season friendly win over Bohemians at the Oscar Traynor Centre in Dublin this afternoon. Wexford had plenty of chances to make it a much more comprehensive score line but Bohs keeper Niamh Coombes was impressive and kept her side in the game till the 80th minute when Taylor finally gave the Youths a two goal cushion.

Ten of the starting line up from last weeks friendly draw with DLR Waves began the match, Vanessa Ogbonna the only change in place of Ellen Molloy who wasn't named in the match day squad. Youths were quick out of the blocks and Aisling Frawley was the first to test the home keeper, the wingers right foot shot comfortably saved shortly after kick off. Ciara Rossiter forced a better stop from Coombes in the sixth minute, a rasping rising effort that was tipped over for a corner, Ogbonna fired over from the resulting set piece. Lynn Marie Grant was next to come close but the Bohs net minder was quick to block her right foot effort from close range in the 10th minute. Shortly after Grant had the ball in the net but it was disallowed after a marginal offside call. It seemed just a matter of time before Wexford would take the lead but there were two more thwarted attempts before the breakthrough, first Grant was again denied by a Coombes save before Frawley saw her right foot shot whistle agonisingly past the far post. Grant finally got her deserved goal in the 30th minute after a quick turn and finish into the corner. There was still time for an Edel Kennedy near post flick to come off the crossbar before the half time break.

The second half saw both benches empty with all nine Wexford substitutes used, the most notable of which coming late on with the introduction of back up goalkeeper Sally Kelly. Striker Sinead Taylor started the second half and had a couple of efforts on goal early on but once again found Coombes tough to beat. Chances were a little harder to come by as the afternoon wore on, Fiona Ryan's right foot shot from the edge of the box in the 70th minute the closest Youths coming to adding to their lead up to that point. The home side weren't causing too many scares but it remained a slender one goal advantage for Wexford right up until the 80th minute when Taylor stabbed home from close range and finally put the game to bed.

Wexford Youths Women FC: Ciamh Gray, Nicola Sinnott, Lauren Dwyer, Lolly Conlon, Ciara Rossiter, Edel Kennedy, Aoibheann Clancy, Aisling Frawley, Lynn Marie Grant, Kylie Murphy (c) and Vanessa Ogbonna.  Subs all used: Maeve Williams, Kira Bates Crosbie, Sinead Taylor, Fiona Ryan, Kim Flood, Lynn Craven, Katie O'Regan, Freya DeMange and Sally Kelly.

Bohemian FC: Niamh Coombes, Annmarie Byrne, Jade Reddy, Chloe Flynn,  Isobel Finnegan, Ally Cahill, Sophie Waters, Chloe Darby, Erica Burke, Aoife Robinson and Abbie Brophy.  Subs all used: Courtney Maguire, Bronagh Kane, Ciara Mulligan, Naima Chemaou, Katie Lovely, Niamh Kenna and Paula Doran.

(Above) Edel Kennedy, Lynn Marie Grant and Aoibheann Clancy

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