Linfield slip to 1-0 reverse

Posted : 3rd July 2019 at 22:53:55

Linfield went down 1-0 in tonight’s Big Two derby at New Midgley Park.

It means that at the half way stage in the league campaign Glentoran lead the way on goal difference from second placed Linfield.

Tonight’s game was a hard fought close encounter between two evenly matched teams. It was a typically competitive Big Two game played in front of a good sized attendance.

Both teams defended resolutely throughout and the one genuine chance fell the way of the visitors on 42 minutes,

A clever chip into the box was met sweetly first time on the volley by McMaster and her strike gave Lauren Perry no chance as it flew into the roof of the net.

In the second half Linfield probed and pressed but just couldn’t get the breakthrough as a stubborn and strong Glentoran defence held firm.

Linfield made attacking substitutions in an attempt to secure a point but it wasn’t to be as Glentoran maintained their impressive recent run of form and results.

Linfield player of the Match sponsored by Ronnie Morrison - Ashley Hutton

Final score - Linfield 0 Glentoran 1

Linfield are next in action on July 17 - away to Cliftonville.

Tonight’s Linfield line up was as follows

1 - Lauren Perry
19 - Abbie Magee
25 - Naomi Donnan
5 - Ashley Hutton
14 - Kelsie Burrows
97 - Chloe McCarron
16 - Clare Timoney
18 - Rebecca McKenna
24 - Casey Howe
11 - Kirsty McGuinness
26 - Caitlin McGuinness

Subs

22 - Louise McDaniel replaced Casey Howe
9 - Rebecca Bassett replaced Naomi Donnan
2 - Hayley O’Donnell replaced Clare Timoney
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