Senior Women collect six points…11/03/2020

Following their home victory over Greece last Thursday, our senior women secured their six point European Championship Qualifying target with a three nil victory over Montenegro in Budva this Wednesday afternoon. Thursday goal scoring duo Diane Caldwell and Louise Quinn combined once again to replicate their previous exploits with the opening goal after 12 minutes. Thereafter the Irish performance was disappointing and careless with the hosts, ranked 60 places below Ireland, being presented with three scoring opportunities which they failed to capitalise on. A higher quality  team would almost certainly have converted the chances. The contest continued to lack quality and was indeed quite poor until the 68th minute dismissal of Montenegro defender Djukic. Thereafter Ireland took total command and a splendid free kick from captain Katy McCabe followed two minutes later by a strike from Denise O’Sullivan set the seal on victory.

Team: Courtney Brosnan; Harriet Scott, Diane Caldwell, Louise Quinn; Aine O’Gorman, Clare Shine, Niamh Fahey, Denise O’Sullivan, Katie McCabe(C); Ruesha Littlejohn, Riannea Jarrett
Kyra Carusa for Shine 58′

Amber Barrett for Jarrett 87′

             P  W  D  L   F  A  G/D  Pts
Ireland      5  4  1  0  10  3   7   13
Germany      4  4  0  0  31  0  31   12
Greece       4  1  1  2   5  7  -2    4
Ukraine      3  0  0  3   2 19 -17    0
Montenegro   4  0  0  4   0 19 -19    0