BAILIE BAGS HAT-TRICK AS GLENS HIT COMBER FOR SIX
Kelly Bailie's hat-trick helped propel Glentoran Women to a convincing six-goal victory over newly-promoted Comber Rec. Ladies at The Oval.
A quickfire first-half double from Bailie put Diarmuid O'Carroll's side in control before Rachel Rogan also netted a brace ahead of the break.
Demi Vance made it five after half-time and there was still time for Bailie to complete her hat-trick to give the East Belfast side a perfect start to the 2019 Danske Bank Women's Premiership.
After a slow start, it took Glentoran 28 minutes to open the scoring when Bailie got on the end of a Joely Andrews assist. A further three goals were added with 11 minutes with Vance helping herself to a hat-trick of assists. Rogan grabbed two and Bailie the other as the Glens ran riot.
Vance turned from provider to goalscorer before the hour mark as she slid the ball home past Comber goalkeeper Leigh Skelton when Bailie secured her hat-trick goal in injury time to put the icing on the cake for last season's runners-up.
Glentoran Women: McKinnon, White, Foy, Peachey, Caldwell, Vance, Rogan, Carleton, Andrews, Bailie, Gamble subs Higgins (not used), McMaster (replaced Carleton 55), McKearney (not used), Kelly (replaced Peachey 58), Maxwell (not used), Beattie (replaced Andrews 67)
Comber Rec. Ladies: Skelton, Kerr, Hennity, McKillen, Carville, Clarke, Ferguson, Shannon, Magowan, McCullough, Brown subs Burns (replaced Magowan 60), Johnston (replaced McCullough 46), McGrady (replaced Shannon 86), Dickson (not used), Glass (not used)