FOUR FOR HOLLIE AS LARNE MAKE IT TWO IN A ROW
It was the Hollie Johnston show at Inver Park, with the forward scoring all four goals as Larne Women romped to a 4-1 victory over Mid-Ulster Ladies to claim their second win on the bounce.
The game began at a fast pace and Larne took the lead after just two minutes when Rebecca Boyce picked up a loose ball in the final third and played Johnston through on goal, the forward making no mistake by slotting straight past Lilie Crooks.
Johnston grabbed her second of the game in the 21st minute, connecting sweetly with the ball on the edge of the box and firing the ball into the bottom corner.
Mid-Ulster came out after the break with a point to prove iand pulled a goal back within three minutes through substitute Claire Rooney.
But Larne weathered the storm and renewed their two-goal lead as Johnston capitalised on a defensive error to bag her first top-flight hat-trick.
And Johnston made sure of the points with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining following some excellent wing play by Sasha Clare, who beat her opponent and placed an excellent cross right on the boot of Johnston to score her fourth goal of the night.
Larne Women: Smith, Nellins, Haveron, McErlane, Morton, Boyce, Wilgaus, Dougherty, Johnston, Rebekah Robinson, Clare subs Maguire, Hanna, Morrison, Orlowska, H. Robinson, Rachel Robinson, Henderson
Mid Ulster Ladies: Crooks, Coyle, Bell, J. Magee, E. McGarrity, Donnell, McClure, McClure, O'Donnell, Badger, Taggart, Rodgers subs Turkington, S. Magee, Bolger, McReynolds, Rooney