Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 17 May 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Brandywell Stadium

Attendance: 95

Referee: Neil Quigley

Derry City Women home-team
2 FT 3
away-team Ballymena United Women
  •   Cate Toland 26' (pen)
  •   Abby Alexander 58'
  •   Kylie Doherty 38'
  •   Ella McDowell 52'
  •   Ellen McClure 72'
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SKY BLUES PICK UP FIRST WIN

Ballymena United Women picked up their first win of the season after a five-goal thriller away to Derry City Women.

But it was the Candystripes that held the initial advantage when, on 26 minutes, Cate Toland converted from the spot after Abby Alexander had been brought down in the area.

United levelled before the break, however, when Kylie Doherty made the most of a moment of hesitation in the home defence to find the net with an opportunistic strike from the edge of the box.

Derry might have regained the lead just short of the interval only for the crossbar to deny Alexander her debut home goal for the Candystripes.

City did have the ball in the net again on 51 minutes but Clarah Quigg's effort was ruled out offside.

The visitors moved in front moments after that when another bout of poor defending allowed Zoe McDowell to turn home a corner.

Back came City just before the hour when Alexander finally found the net with a calm and composed finish past Lucy Winton.

On 72 minutes a moment of magic allowed Ballymena to claim all three points. Ellen McClure created the angle just outside the box to find the far corner of Naomh Barr’s goal.

Derry City Women: Barr, Deery, Toland, Connolly, Dunne, Coyle, Alexander, Redden, Quigg, Hargan, Carlin subs Brennan, Temple, Donaghey, Higgins, Havlin

Ballymena United Women: Winton, Burns, Bamford, Davidson, Kirgan, McDowell, Doherty, Henry, Eddis, Firth, Manson subs Wallace, McClure, Campbell, McDowell, King

  • FULL TIME
    Derry City Women   2 - 3 Ballymena United Women
  •  Yellow Card

    Clarah Quigg

    Derry City Women

    90+5'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ella McDowell

    Ballymena United Women

    90+5'
  •  Red Card

    Megan Henry

    Ballymena United Women

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Erin Coyle

    Derry City Women

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Katie Hargan

    Derry City Women

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Leah Higgins

    Departed Players

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Megan Havlin

    Departed Players

    78'
  • GOAL

    Ellen McClure

    Ballymena United Women

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lucy Kirgan

    Ballymena United Women

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kylie Doherty

    Ballymena United Women

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ella McDowell

    Ballymena United Women

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ellen McClure

    Ballymena United Women

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ellie Carlin

    Derry City Women

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Grace Donaghey

    Derry City Women

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nicole Burns

    Ballymena United Women

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Katie Wallace

    Ballymena United Women

    62'
  • GOAL

    Abby Alexander

    Derry City Women

    58'
  • GOAL

    Ella McDowell

    Ballymena United Women

    52'
  • GOAL

    Kylie Doherty

    Ballymena United Women

    38'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Cate Toland

    Derry City Women

    26'

Derry City Women

  • Naomh Barr
  • Kaci Deery
  • Cate Toland 26'
  • Laura Connolly
  • Shannon Dunne
  • Erin Coyle red substitution 78'
  • Abby Alexander 58'
  • Ellie Redden
  • Clarah Quigg 90+5'
  • Katie Hargan red substitution 78'
  • Ellie Carlin red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Caoimhe Brennan
  • Shantell Temple
  • Grace Donaghey green substitution 65'
  • Leah Higgins green substitution 78'
  • Megan Havlin green substitution 78'

Ballymena United Women

  • Lucy Winton
  • Nicole Burns red substitution 62'
  • Natasha Bamford
  • Megan Davidson
  • Lucy Kirgan red substitution 70'
  • Zoe McDowell
  • Kylie Doherty red substitution 70' 38'
  • Megan Henry 89'
  • Kerry Eddis
  • Hannah Firth
  • Chloe Manson

Substitutes

  • Ella McDowell 90+5' green substitution 70' 52'
  • Katie Wallace green substitution 62'
  • Ellen McClure green substitution 70' 72'
  • Tamzen Campbell
  • Sarah Louise King
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