Mid Ulster V Glentoran BU

By · May 29, 2011 · Filed in News

Mid Ulster Ladies hosted NIWFA Davisons Frudles Premier League leaders Glentoran Belfast Utd on Wednesday night at the sports arena.  Boasting no less than 5 current full N.Ireland International players (it might have been more but Simone only had 5 fingers to count) the Mid Ulster girls knew that this was going to be another tough task.  Prior to the game both Captains celebrated Uefa Grassroots day and then it was down to business.


Adele modelling the Grassroots gear

Mid Ulster started the game well and indeed were not daunted by their experienced opponents.  However as the game progressed Glentoran BU began to exert their influence and things didn’t look good when they snatched an early goal.  A poor clearance was picked up on the edge of the box by Jessica Doran and she placed a great strike into the left hand corner of the Mid Ulster net. The Mid Ulster girls didn’t let the heads go down and continued to try to play their way into the game.  Jacqueline Burns in the Mid Ulster goal was certainly the busier of the two keepers in the first half and she showed great reactions and safe hands on a number of occasions to keep the score at 1-0.  It wasn’t however one way traffic and Mykylea Stewart was pairing extremely well with Adele Gillespe and Ruth Brown to create some good spells of Mid Ulster possession.   Indeed Mid Ulster did create chances and the home crowd were on their feet when Stacey Lee broke through the Glentoran defence and curled in a left foot shot.  Alice Harkness in the Glentoran goal produced an excellent save to keep her teams lead intact. Half time saw no changes to either team and Glentoran started the half pushing for a second goal to cement their lead but the Mid Ulster girls were not giving much away.  Claire Brown and Karen Donnell were standing firm at the heart of the Mid Ulster defence whilst Hayley O’Donnell and Brooke Jordan tried to get a foothold in the middle of the park.   Hayley even managed to remind her international colleague of the importance of shin guards.  The second goal for Glentoran was slightly fortuitous when from a corner the ball ricocheted off Ashley Hutton to double the visitors advantage.  Mid Ulster still continued to compete and indeed another attack saw Adele Gillespe slip between the Glentoran defence and dink a ball over the onrushing goalkeeper only to see the ball just clip the top of the crossbar.  Perhaps it wasn’t to be Mid Ulsters night but the girls plugged away and the standard of football from both teams was a delight to behold.  Glentoran finished off the game with a well taken strike by Demi Vance to leave the final score. Mid Ulster  0    Glentoran Belfast Utd  3. Next up for the girls is a visit to Belfast to take on Newbridge Predators. The editor apologises for any inaccuracies in this report but our latest recruit to the press office lost her match report and didnt email me the pics!!


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