Wexford Youths Win FAI WNL Title

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The FAI Continental Tyres WNL was settled in spectacular fashion as Wexford Youths overcame Peamount United 2-0 on the final day in front of a record crowd at Ferrycarrig Park, reports fai.ie.

Emma Hansberry and Rianna Jarrett provided the goals – one in each half – for Laura Heffernan’s team as they won the WNL title for the third time in their history.

With time running out in the first period, Hansberry displayed her excellent technique of shooting from distance by lobbing Peamount goalkeeper Naoisha McAloon.

The visitors went close to an equaliser when Amber Barrett slid a pass through to Heather Payne but her shot went high over the target.

When a break down the right wing saw Linda Douglas fire over a high cross, Jarrett beat McAloon to the ball to nod it in.

Peamount continued to fight until the very end but Wexford were able to compete with them all the way and, ultimately, secure the victory that landed them the League title.