Turkey 2 - 0 Republic of Ireland | 2018 - Womens Under 19 | 2023460

UEFA Women's Under-19 ChampionshipElite Round | Turner's Cross, Cork
8 April 2018 - 14:00 (local time)

Turkey 2 - 0 Republic of Ireland

Kader Hançar(55) Esra Manya(83) Full-time
Turkey Republic of Ireland

REPORT: Campaign ends with loss to Turkey

The Republic of Ireland Women's Under-19s suffered defeat in the final match of the UEFA European Women’s Under 19 Elite Round as they were beaten 2-0 by Turkey at Turner's Cross on Sunday afternoon.
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8th Apr 2018

Second-half goals from Kader Hancar and Esra Manya was enough to see Turkey secure the three points and inflict a second defeat in three games for Ireland in Group 4.

Turkey started the game the better side but they were restricted to having shots from distance with Ece Turkoglu missing the target from range on five occasions during the opening half.

Ireland twice went close to breaking the deadlock before the half-time interval through Saoirse Noonan but after firing a shot straight at the keeper from the edge of the box, the Cork City WFC striker also had a header denied by Gamze Yaman.

Turkey finally took the lead at the beginning of the second period when Hancar headed Nursen Yaprak’s superb cross past Erica Turner at the back post.

And as Ireland pressed for an equaliser, with Noonan and Lucia Lobato both going close to snatching it, Turkey sealed the victory on the break late on when Manya found the far bottom left corner of the net from the edge of the box

Head Coach Dave Connell said: "We started off well against Austria, a great performance against Spain even though we lost the game and we started off brightly against Turkey, but we just didn't convert any of the chances we created. It's a disappointing result and a disappointing end for a lot of the players.

"There are 11 players in this group who qualify for us again, so we will try and get them in as soon as we can, along with some of the Under 17s that are gone over age for that group.

"We have two friendly games organised against Austria later in the year ahead of the First Round qualifiers in Lithuania in October, so we'll prepare for those. It's been a disappointing end to this campaign, but we'll start preparing for the next one."

Republic of Ireland: Erica Turner, Lynn Craven, Niamh Farrelly, Sadhbh Doyle, Alex Kavanagh, Saoirse Noonan, Megan Mackey, Phoebe Warner (Alannah McEvoy 45), Lucia Lobato (Aoife Thompson 78), Naima Chemaou, Orla Casey (Sinead Donovan 45).

Turkey: Gamze Yaman, Ayse Sevval Ay (Rabia Civan 75), Cansu Nur Kaya, Kader Hancar (Busra Becerikli 82), Esra Manya, Ece Turkoglu, Nursen Yaprak, Irem Yildirim, Derya Arhan, Sumeyra Kivanc, Sedanur Incik.

Referee: Lucie Sulcova. 

Tactical Lineups

Turkey

1 Gamze Yaman (G) 4 Ay 5 Kaya 7 Kader Hançar 9 Esra Manya 10 Ece Türkoğlu 11 Nurşen Yaprak 15 İrem Yıldırım 16 Derya Arhan (C) 19 Sümeyra Kıvanç 20 Sedanur İncik

Substitutes

  • 12 Bedriye Cam (G)
  • 23 Zeynep Efsanur Koyun (G)
  • 3 Rabia Civan
  • 6 Bilge Su Koyun
  • 8 Sabiha Uyaner
  • 13 Beyzanur Sali
  • 14 Birgül Sadıkoğlu
  • 17 Irem Eren
  • 18 Büşra Becerikli

Republic of Ireland

16 Turner (G) 3 Craven 4 Farrelly (C) 5 Doyle 7 Kavanagh 9 Noonan 10 Mackey 14 Warner 15 Lobato 17 Chemaou 20 Casey

Officials

  • Referee Lucie Šulcová
  • Assistant Referee Jana Štychová
  • Assistant Referee Irina Pozdejeva
  • 4th Referee Justina Lavrenovaite
  • Uefa Delegate Ewa Gajewska
  • Referee Observer Ilonka Milanova Djaleva

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Lucia Lobato (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey).
  • 4" Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 5" Kader Hançar (Turkey) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sadhbh Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 6" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 11" Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 13" Sedanur İncik (Turkey) has an effort on goal.
  • 13" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 17" Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 22" Ayşe Şevval Ay (Turkey) is penalised for a foul on Phoebe Warner (Republic of Ireland).
  • 23" Sedanur İncik (Turkey) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Naima Chemaou (Republic of Ireland).
  • 23" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 23" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 23" Gamze Yaman (Turkey) blocks a shot.
  • 24" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 30" İrem Yıldırım (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 31" Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey) has an attempt on goal.
  • 31" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 34" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 34" Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey) has an effort on goal.
  • 34" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 35" Sümeyra Kıvanç (Turkey) delivers the corner.
  • 35" Kader Hançar (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 38" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 38" Gamze Yaman (Turkey) blocks a shot.
  • 41" Sedanur İncik (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 43" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 44" Orla Casey (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 44" Gamze Yaman (Turkey) blocks a shot.
  • 44" Ayşe Şevval Ay (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 44" Kader Hançar (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 45" Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey) misses the target.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Alannah McEvoy (in) - Phoebe Warner (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 46" Sinead Donovan (in) - Orla Casey (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 50" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 53" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 55" Kader Hançar (Turkey) scores!
  • 60" Naima Chemaou (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 63" Esra Manya (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 64" Sümeyra Kıvanç (Turkey) delivers the corner.
  • 65" Derya Arhan (Turkey) is penalised for a foul on Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 65" Derya Arhan (Turkey) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 66" Lucia Lobato (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 66" Gamze Yaman (Turkey) blocks a shot.
  • 66" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 67" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 68" Kader Hançar (Turkey) has an effort on goal.
  • 68" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 69" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 69" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 69" Niamh Farrelly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 71" Sümeyra Kıvanç (Turkey) has an attempt on goal.
  • 71" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 76" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey).
  • 76" Rabia Civan (in) - Ayşe Şevval Ay (out) (Turkey)
  • 77" Sedanur İncik (Turkey) fouls.
  • 77" Aoife Thompson (in) - Lucia Lobato (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 78" Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey) is penalised for a foul on Lynn Craven (Republic of Ireland).
  • 79" Aoife Thompson (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 80" Kader Hançar (Turkey) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sadhbh Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 81" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 81" Naima Chemaou (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 81" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 82" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 82" Büşra Becerikli (in) - Kader Hançar (out) (Turkey)
  • 83" Esra Manya (Turkey) scores!
  • 84" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey).
  • 84" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 85" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 85" Saoirse Noonan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 86" Alex Kavanagh (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 86" Sadhbh Doyle (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 88" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 88" Gamze Yaman (Turkey) blocks a shot.
  • 90+1" Sümeyra Kıvanç (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 90+2" Sümeyra Kıvanç (Turkey) takes the corner.
  • 90+2" Ece Türkoğlu (Turkey) misses the target.
  • 90+3" Aoife Thompson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Derya Arhan (Turkey).
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Turkey
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

3 8

Shots on Target

7 5

Shots off Target

12 4

Fouls Committed

7 7
  • Turkey

    Republic of Ireland

  • 2Goals0
  • 1Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 7Shots on Goal5
  • 12Shots Wide4
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked4
  • 5Save(s)5
  • 19Total Shots13
  • 7Fouls Committed7
  • 3Corner(s)8
  • 0Offside(s)1