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Sligo Rovers Women 1-5 Glentoran Women

Sun, 19/05/2024 - 21:51

Glentoran finished a disappointing 2024 Avenir All Island Cup campaign with this much better away win at Sligo Showgrounds.

Kerry Beattie gave the Glens the lead after 18 minutes when she finished off from a blocked shot from Demi Vance.

Rovers equalised 5 minutes before the break through skipper Muireann Devaney, but the stalemate lasted just 2 minutes before the fleet footed Kelly Bailie brought the ball down before firing home for her third goal in three games. Advantage Glens at the break.

The Glens boosted their lead on the hour when a crossfield ball found Demi Vance racing down on goal. The international number 8 picked her spot beyond the keeper’s outstretched hand.

There were 2 more to come from the visitors – the first a superb solo effort from Chloe McCarron, who burst through the middle, turning  inside and out before stylishly placing it into the corner of the goal. Finally with 9 minutes left, Joely Andrews made it 5.

So a great performance with the goals well spread among our more experienced players. Great preparation for the squad’s return to Sports Direct Premiership duty on Friday evening (24th May) when Mid Ulster Ladies are the visitors to Blanchflower (KO 7,45pm).

Glentoran Women: Ashleigh McKinnon, Sofie Keenan, Jess Foy (c), Jenna McKearney, Emma McMaster, Nadene Caldwell, Demi Vance, Chloe McCarron,   Joely Andrews, Kerry Beattie, Emily Wilson

Subs: Sofie Keenan (for McKearney 75), Kascie Weir (for Beattie 80), Rachel McIntyre (for Wilson 75), Aimee Kerr (for Caldwell 75), Rachel Rogan