It was a wet day in Dublin for this past weekend’s FAI Woman’s Senior Cup clash, but the weather wouldn’t dampen Kilkenny spirits in their quest for a second competitive win in the past month.
Kilkenny took the lead in the 10th minute, Sylvia Gee put the ball into the back of the TEK net.
Going an early goal down didn’t stop TEK from creating chances but Kilkenny’s defence stood their ground in the early exchanges. Jenny Chambers was creating a few chances and putting the TEK Goalkeeperg goal under pressure, coming close on occasion to stretching Kilkenny’s lead to two, Leanne Tumelty and Leeann Payne also getting in on the action.
Chambers picked up a yellow card just before the break for a foul on Linda Cooke but the resulting free kick couldn’t produce anything for TEK United leaving Kilkenny heading into half time a goal to the good.
The second half started off better for Kilkenny with Casey McQuillan’s charges continuing to press and create their chances. The introduction of Karley Leavy for Aislin Carroll worked when Kilkenny took made 2:0 when Jennifer Chambers put the ball past the TEK United keeper.
Jennifer Chambers, on form now, made it 3 for Kilkenny in the 60th minute. Down but not out yet, TEK kept the pressure on Kilkenny and clawed one back the 77th minute when Aine Dunster firing home.
That, however, was all she wrote for both sides with Kilkenny running out 3-1 winners.