Alison McMaster (17)
Rachel Rogan (59)
Kelly Bailie (65p)
Kelly Bailie (89p)

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Kelly Bailie scored twice from the spot

GLENTORAN WOMEN MOVE INTO SECOND SPOT

Glentoran Women's FC maintained their recent run of form with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Derry City Ladies at the Oval, a result that lifts them into second position in the Dankse Bank Women's Premiership.

The Glens had a good chance to take the lead in the seventh minute however the visting goalkeeper produced a fine save to deny Kelly Bailie.

The opening goal came in the 17th minute when Ali McMaster was in the right place at the right time to tuck away a Joely Andrews ball across the goalmouth.

In the 28th minute good link up play between Rogan and Jess Foy put the Northern Ireland player through on goal however her effort went just wide of the post. even minutes later Caragh Milligan found herself all alone in the Derry City penalty area however she fired her shot wide.

In the 41st minute McMaster turned her defender and unleashed a powerful left foot shot that went inches past the post. Derry City's first real chance of the game came moments later as a header from a corner went just over the crossbar.

Glentoran ended the first half on the attack with Rogan going close but her effort went narrowly wide of the post.

After the interval the first chance fell to Sarah Gamble who got on the end of a Bailie corner but her final effort went past the post.

Rogan made it 2-0 to the Glens in the 59th minute as a ball over the top evaded the Derry City defence and she rounded the goalkeeper to score from close range.

Number three came six minutes later from the penalty spot after Miligan was fouled and Bailie made sure of the victory with a lethal finish into the top right corner.

With ten minutes remaining Bailie then cut inside the defender and unleashed a curling effort that went inches wide. Bailie was not to be denied her second goal of the night, once again from the penalty spot, after appeals for handball where granted when the referee pointed to the spot. Bailie scored the penalty to secure all three points and move the Glens up one position in the league.

Glentoran Womens FC: Baxter, Milligan, Bailie, Gamble, White, Foy, Peachey, Caldwell, McMaster, Andrews, Rogan subs Maxwell (replaced McMaster 54), McKearney (replaced Milligan 67), Stanfield (replaced Peachey 72)

Derry City Ladies: McBride, Dunne, Logue, E. Doherty, Duffy, McGonagle, Lapsley, L. Connolly, Walsh, G. McGuinness, McDaid subs Barr (not used), Callaghan (replaced McGonagle 83), B. McGuinness (replaced Duffy 66), Cregan (replaced E. Doherty 52)

Referee: Ryan Hanna