Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Newry and Sion battled it out in the penultimate game of the season.
The game started slowly with Newry having more territorial advantage. As the game started to build momentum it was Newry who where creating the chances.
Newry had two great goal scoring chances and squandered them from very close range. Some good defensive play also prevented Newry from scoring from a goalmouth scramble.
With the quality that is in the Sion team this year, they will always score
and they did that on 42 minutes with a nice passage of play and a comfortable score from Geny Decker.
Newry's response was nearly immediate, when Trudi Harbinson, found the on running Aimee Mackin, for her to tap home.
Sion however were not finished and a long range strike from Haley O'Donnell put them 2-1 up at half-time.
The second half started with a much higher tempo from Newry and the introduction of Moya Feehan seemed to settle Newry as they pressed for the equalizer.
On the 51st minute Shalette Alexander scored a header from a corner and within minutes Newry were 3-2 up with another from Celine Curtis.
Newry were starting to turn the screw at this stage and they looked like they were going to push on, with a few efforts trickling past the post, but in an instance a long through ball to the Sion attack, resulted in a straight red card for Grace Murray. From the resulting free kick, Chloe McGlade fired home one of her Spectacular trademark free kicks.
It was going to be a battle at this stage for Newry as they reshaped, but Sion were very resolute at the back.
On 82 minutes Amy Boyle Carr scored another wonder goal from range, and Sion ran out 4-3 winners.
Newry City Ladies: Cinnamond, B. Mackin, Murray, Curtis, Harbinson, da Silva, Belem, A. Mackin, de Souza, Dias, Alexander subs Watters (not used), Feehan (replaced Harbinson 46), Taylor (replaced Belem 80), Doyle (not used), Barbosa (not used)
Sion Swifts Ladies: Mailey, Brogan, Burns, Hyndman, Carlin, O'Donnell, McMullan, Carr, McGlynn, Decker, McGlade subs Crompton (replaced McMullan 78), Falconer (replaced Carr 90+1), Canning (not used), Connor (not used)
Referee: Ryan Hanna
|Celine Curtis||90 +3||57|
|Patricia da Silva|
|Aimee Mackin||90 +1||44|
|Rayza de Souza|
|Amy Carr||90 +1||83|
|Orlagh Falconer||90 +1|
|Sion Swifts Ladies||12||8||2||2||24||26|
|Newry City Ladies||12||8||1||3||31||25|
|Glentoran Belfast United||12||5||1||6||11||16|
|Ballymena United All Stars||12||0||0||12||-64||0|