Nora Calder (80)

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CALDER STRIKE MAKES COMBER HISTORY

It was a massive night at the foot of the table as Comber Rec. recorded their first ever top-flight win as they edged out Derry City 1-0 at Londonderry Park.

Nora Calder was the scorer for Winky Kerr’s side, who had picked up just one point - also in a home fixture against the Candystripes - in their previous 14 outings.

Olivia Brown went close in the second minute for the hosts, who looked to set the tempo early on, but it was a half of few chances.

Two corners from Comber were cleared off the line in succession midway through the second half but the hosts did make the breakthrough when Calder’s free-kick sailed into the top corner of the net.

Comber remain at the foot of the table but are now level on points with Derry, who have played one game more.

Comber Rec. Ladies: Skelton, Kerr, Carville, Clarke, Ferguson, Shannon, Johnston, Magowan, Calder, Oprey, Brown subs McCormick (replaced Carville 90+3), Glass (not used), Wightman (not used), McGrady (replaced Magowan 19), McCullough (replaced Shannon 80)

Derry City: McBride, J. Doherty, E. Doherty, Duffy, Lapsley, Dunne, Cunningham, Patton, McCauley, Connolly, McGonagle subs Donaghey (replaced E. Doherty 70), O'Neill (not used)

Referee: Jason McClelland

Attendance: 72