Glentoran Women's Rachel Rogan sealed a point at Darragh Park (c) Digivibe Media
Thursday, 05 July 2018
Glentoran Women sealed a valuable point away to Sion Swifts Ladies in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership, thanks to Rachel Rogan.
Sion lost Moya Feehan after just 20 minutes as she stretched to get onto the end of a Chloe McGlade cross and injuring her knee in the process and had to be stretchered off the pitch.
With little between the teams it was the replacement Hannah Ward who finished off a superb three player move by swooping to lift the ball over the Lauren Currie in the Glentoran goal mid-way through the first half to put the Swifts a goal to the good.
Glentoran Women responded well as Sarah Connolly levelled the scoring in the 38th minute from a set play as she headed in.
Sion started the second half with a renewed enthusiasm and deservedly took the lead when the excellent Chloe McGlade struck at the far post after a fantastic run and cross from Zoe McGlynn.
Glentoran Women were soon down to ten players following Nadine Caldwell's red card on 71 minutes.
The following 15 minutes should have allowed Sion Swifts to go further ahead, with gilt edged chances coming for Chloe McGlade, Michelle McDaid, Tyler Toland and Claragh Connor all going close to giving Sion the lead again.
With two minutes left on the clock Glentoran won possession in midfield and broke quickly with a cross from the right causing confusion in the Swifts six yard box and eventually being scrambled home by the prolific Rachel Rogan.
Deep in added time Glentoran came very close to winning when another set piece was eventually cleared off the line by Kendra McMullan to leave both teams with a share of the points.
Sion Swifts Ladies: Meehan, Connor, McCarter, Burns, Hyndman, Toland, McMullan, McGlynn, Feehan, McGlade, McDaid subs Ward (replaced Feehan 20), Harpur (not used), Mailey (not used)
Glentoran Women's FC: Currie, McMaster, White, Foy, Mulholland, Milligan, Rogan, Connolly, Vance, Caldwell, Andrews subs McKinnon (not used), Gamble (replaced Andrews 64)
Referee: Darren Hylands