Taggart murders Rangers defence as Amateurs Ladies cruise to victory

Dromore are currently sitting fourth in the NIWFA Championship after winning two of their opening three games. INBL1520-217EB
Dromore are currently sitting fourth in the NIWFA Championship after winning two of their opening three games. INBL1520-217EB
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Dromore returned to league action against a Valley Rangers team who have struggled so far this season.

The management of Dromore made a number of changes to the side that won against Portadown with Debbie Douglas on holiday and Sorcha Nugent out injured.

Dromore started very slowly and had Valley taken their chances, they could have been four up by half time.

Dromore couldn’t find any rhythm and at times couldn’t make the simplest of passes. Thankfully for them young Niamh Ruddy finally got possession of the ball and, after reaching the by line, pulled the ball back for in-form striker Kerry Taggart to score with ten minutes to go to the break.

Hannah Hughes, another new singing, almost got her first goal for the club when she reacted quickly to intercept a pass from the goalkeeper, shooting across the goal with the ball going narrowly wide.

Needless to say, the half time team talk was direct and to the point with Lauren Gibson replacing Lauren Watson, captain Tracy Orr moving back to sweeper and Dede Brady moving to left back.

From the whistle, Dromore went on the offensive and only a few minutes in, Rachel Davis played a defence-splitting pass to Kerry who slipped the ball past the away goal keeper.

Dromore now took a foothold in the game and Lauren Rachel and Louise Kelly began to boss the midfield getting both Niamh and Kerry in behind the Valley back line.

Dromore got a well deserved third goal when fantastic work by substitute Jill Bruce chased down a loose ball resulting in the ball being crossed to Niamh who calmly side footed home.

Dromore thought they had a fourth when Niamh beat the keeper and passed to Jill but the referee blew for offside.

The home side completed the win when Kerry clinched the club’s fourth and her hat-trick goal, again punishing the away defence.

Overall it was a better second half for Dromore which brought to an end a run of three games in six days.

The Bookpeople Dromore Player of the Match was Lauren Gibson.

DROMORE: McClements, Brady, Smith, Pearson, Watson, Kelly, Orr, Davis, Taggart, Hughes, Ruddy.

Subs: Gibson replaced Watson, Bruce replaced Hughes. Young not used.