Caragh Milligan scored five for Glentoran (Picture: Stephen Hamilton/PressEye.com)
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Glentoran Women's FC defeated Portadown Ladies to take a step closer to securing the runners-up spot and consigning the Ports to the bottom after a testing season.
The Glens romped to a crushing victory and opened the scoring with only two minutes on the clock when Caragh Milligan netted after going one on one with Ports keeper Megan McCabe.
Only two minutes later Sarah Gamble got her name on the score sheet after firing home from six yards after a corner wasn't cleared.
With six minutes on the clock Portadown scored after a poor Glentoran clearance. Aisling McKenna superbly fired home from 35 yards to punish the goalkeeping error.
Glentoran didn't have to wait long to score their next goal, Rachel Rogan made it 3-1 when Joely Andrews cross found her at the back post.
Soon after Rogan scored her second when Danielle Maxwell cut the ball back perfectly for her to sweep home.
Glentoran kept the pressure on and where rampant going forward and Andrews scored the Glens next goal. Only a minute later Milligan scored another this time a back post finish coming from a Maxwell cross.
The goals kept coming for Glentoran and midway through the half Demi Vance hammered home into the bottom right corner. On twenty five minutes Milligan claimed her hat-trick after finishing well inside the area from a Demi Vance through ball.
Soon after Milligan scored yet again at the back post. On the half hour mark Glentoran netted another when Andrews shot was deflected into the Portadown net.
Star of the show Milligan scored another to record her fifth goal of the evening with Rogan then knocking home a right foot volley which sailed into the roof of the net.
After the break Glentoran kept the pressure on but had to settle for just one goal in the second half when Rogan went one on one and fired into the bottom right corner to record her fourth goal of the night.
Portadown Ladies: McCabe, Donaldson, Adamson, Hall, Hamill, McAllister, Kerr, Henderson, Silva, McKenna, Bolger subs L. Black (replaced McAllister 70), C. Black (replaced Hamill 46), Ashe (replaced McKenna 54), Clements (not used)
Glentoran Women's FC: McKinnon, Gamble, Foy, Milligan, Rogan, Milligan, Maxwell, Andrews, Vance, Caldwell, Bailie, White subs Baxter (replaced Caldwell 46), McMaster (replaced Bailie 46)
Referee: Neil McArdle
|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|