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Wexford Youths star takes the mick with goal-of-the-season-contending volley

Take a bow, Kylie Murphy.

Kylie Murphy collects the ball 30 yards from goal.
Kylie Murphy collects the ball 30 yards from goal.

WEXFORD YOUTHS MOVED to within five points of Women’s National League (WNL) leaders Peamount United on Sunday with a 4-1 victory over Kilkenny United at The Watershed, but it was a game which will be remembered for one strike in particular by the visitors’ midfielder Kylie Murphy.

The 30-year-old netted twice in Wexford’s comprehensive road win, but her second goal — their fourth — will be difficult to surpass this season.

With minutes remaining, skipper Murphy burst onto a loose ball from midfield and juggled the ball twice — first with her right knee, then with her right foot — before unleashing an unstoppable, looping volley over Kilkenny ‘keeper Lauren Davis with her left.

Hawaiian forward McKenna Davidson and Murphy herself gave Youths a 2-0 lead inside 40 minutes before Aisling Spillane replied for the hosts before the hour mark.

Davidson’s opener was in itself an impressive solo effort.

Ciara Rossiter added a third for Wexford on 67 before Murphy provided the cherry on top of a fine Sunday’s work for last season’s treble winners.

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