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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 25 August 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Brandywell Stadium

Attendance: 50

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

Derry City Women home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Crusaders Strikers
  •   Caroline Gallagher 42'
  •   Cathleen Kelly 68'
  •   Caitlyn Hamilton 69'
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GALLAGHER AND KELLY HELP DERRY TO SECOND WIN

Derry City secured just their second victory of the season as they defeated Crusaders Strikers 2-1 at the Brandywell.
 
Caroline Gallagher opened the scoring for the Candystripes just before the break and Cathleen Kelly doubled their advantage midway through the second half.
 
Caitlyn Hamilton pulled a goal back for third-placed Crusaders, but it was not enough to stop the hosts from ending their winless streak.
 
Derry had chances in the opening half through Kathryn Canavan and Tara O’Connor - the latter of whom was sent through on goal by a Paula McGrory through ball, but her attempted lob was right into the arms of Crues goalkeeper Maddy Harvey-Clifford.
 
Gallagher opened the scoring in 42nd minute, once again after an excellent assist by McGrory. Gallagher finished with power and precision.
 
Emily Wilson squandered a chance on 62 minutes to level the contest for the Cruesand a minute later, was unlucky as she hit the post.  Paula McGrory retaliated a minute later by smashing the Crues bar. On 67 minutes Derry were in dream land, as Kelly didn’t waste a loose ball and a lost keeper outside her penalty box. 
 
The joy was short lived though, as almost immediately, Hamilton, superbly pulled one back for the visitors.
 
With twenty minutes to go, Wilson continued to probe for the visitors; her 76th minute strike was well saved by Derry shot-stopper Claire Friel. 
 
Derry City Women: Friel, Canavan, Coyle, Doherty, Gallagher, McGrory, Connolly, McGuinness, Donaghey, O'Connor, Kelly subs Carlin (replaced McGuinness 73), Callaghan (not used), Cooper (not used)
 
Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, Archibald, Hamilton, McCann, Nelson, Redmond, H. Johnston, Eddis, Chalmers, Rodgers, Wilson subs Mearns (replaced Rodgers 75), F. Johnston (replaced H. Johnston 57), Kirgan (not used), McLaren (replaced Redmond 46), Boyle (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Derry City Women   2 - 1 Crusaders Strikers
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Zoe Rodgers

    Crusaders Strikers

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Heather Mearns

    Crusaders Strikers

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Bronagh McGuinness

    Derry City Women

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ellie Carlin

    Derry City Women

    73'
  • GOAL

    Caitlyn Hamilton

    Crusaders Strikers

    69'
  • GOAL

    Cathleen Kelly

    Derry City Women

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hollie Johnston

    Crusaders Strikers

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Faith Johnston

    Crusaders Strikers

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Abigail Redmond

    Crusaders Strikers

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rachel McLaren

    Crusaders Strikers

    46'
  • GOAL

    Caroline Gallagher

    Derry City Women

    42'

Derry City Women

  • Clare Friel
  • Kathryn Canavan
  • Teresa Marie Coyle
  • Danielle Doherty
  • Caroline Gallagher 42'
  • Paula McGrory
  • Laura Connolly
  • Bronagh McGuinness red substitution 73'
  • Grace Donaghey
  • Tara O'Connor
  • Cathleen Kelly 68'

Substitutes

  • Ellie Carlin green substitution 73'
  • Naiomh Callaghan
  • Orlaith Cooper

Crusaders Strikers

  • Maddy Harvey-Clifford
  • Chloe Archibald
  • Caitlyn Hamilton 69'
  • Mairead McCann
  • Julie Nelson
  • Abigail Redmond red substitution 46'
  • Hollie Johnston red substitution 57'
  • Kerry Eddis
  • Beth Chalmers
  • Zoe Rodgers red substitution 75'
  • Emily Wilson

Substitutes

  • Heather Mearns green substitution 75'
  • Faith Johnston green substitution 57'
  • Lucy Kirgan
  • Rachel McLaren green substitution 46'
  • Darcy Boyle
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