Caragh Milligan scored twice for Glentoran (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/PressEye.com)
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Glentoran Womens FC hit nine without reply past Portadown Ladies at Shamrock Park, in a game played in challenging conditions as Storm Hector approached.
Both teams got off to a good start with some fantastic football but it was a piece of class from Demi Vance from 25 yards that broke the deadlock in the 20th minute for Glentoran.
Portadown quickly picked themselves up and, just moments later, they got a free-kick 30 yards out but Rachel Kerr put the ball wide with no pressure on the Lauren Currie in the Glens' goal.
In the 38th minute a great ball through put Caragh Milligan one-on-one with the keeper and she slotted the ball in the far corner of the net to double Glentoran's lead.
Glentoran immediately went on the attack again and another world class save by Megan McCabe in the home goal denied Rachel Rogan. The third goal came on 44 minutes when Milligan played Sarah Connolly through to place the ball in the back of the net.
With half time approaching Portadown had a mishap when Niamh Ruddy turned the ball into her own net for Glentoran's fourth.
And with four additional minutes played at the end of the first half the referee awarded a penalty to Glentoran, with Vance stepping up to put the ball away for number five.
The scoring continued after the break. Milligan was played into position by Joely Andrews on the hour to make it 6-0, not long before Rogan added a seventh.
Connolly then doubled her tally on 65 minutes before, with five minutes remaining, Yasmin White completed the scoring with a header from a corner.
Portadown Ladies: McCabe, Donaldson, Silva, Henderson, McAllister, McConnell, Adamson, Ruddy, Kerr, McKenna, Burns subs Clements (replaced Donaldson 66), Calvin (replaced McKenna 70)
Glentoran Womens FC: Currie, White, Mulholland, Foy, Andrews, Vance, Caldwell, Kelly, Rogan, Milligan, Connolly subs McKinnon (replaced Currie 46), Maxwell (replaced Andrews 77), Nyuzo (replaced Connolly 65)
Referee: Neil McArdle
|Demi Vance||20,45 +3p|
|Glentoran Womens FC||18||11||3||4||48||36|
|Sion Swifts Ladies||18||7||5||6||15||26|
|Derry City Ladies||18||3||1||14||-54||10|