Julie Nelson (53)


Nadene Caldwell (23)
Eimhear Oprey (61)
Rachel Rogan (75)



The home team had the first opportunity, Heather Mearns forced a scrambling save from Glens 'keeper Ashleigh McKinnon from outside the box.

At the other end Glentoran then forced Leigh Skelton into a fantastic point blank save to keep the scores level.

The away team found the breakthrough on the 23rd min, Nadene Caldwell's fantastic first touch teed her up in the box for a good finish. Julie Nelson had the opportunity to level things up putting a header wide from a corner. 

Helen Curneen almost equalised on the 58th minute, but watched her left footed effort come back off the crossbar.

Glentoran forced Skelton in the Crusaders goal into a string of saves in search of their second goal, in the 61st minute Eimhear Oprey managed to get the run on her marker to head home to double their lead.

Minutes later Amy McGivern had the chance to pull one back but her effort at the back post went wide of the post.

Rachel Rogan rounded off the scoring in the 75th minute, losing her marker to finish first time at the back post.

Crusaders Strikers: Skelton, Armour, Nelson, Wright, McNeill, McGivern, Mearns, McDowell, Curneen, Connolly, Murphy subs McCann (replaced Armour 46), Vance (replaced Mearns 80), Robinson (replaced Connolly 85), Hunter (not used) 

Glentoran Belfast United: McKinnon, Bailie, Mulholland, Eddis, McMaster, Oprey, Caldwell, Kelly, Rogan, Wade, McKenna subs Ennis (replaced Mulholland 51), Taggart (replaced McMaster 78), Peachey (replaced McKenna 81)

Referee: Glenn Buchanan