Super-sub Kerry delivers a win for Dromore Ladies

Dromore Ladies in action during the win over Limavady. INBL1522-211PB
Dromore Ladies in action during the win over Limavady. INBL1522-211PB

Dromore Ladies claimed a tight 1-0 win over Limavady in the Championship at Dromore Leisure Centre last Wednesday night.

The game was delayed by 30 minutes as the away team were delayed arriving.

With the strong wind behind them, Dromore began strongly without forcing the away goalkeeper into action.

It was almost 25 minutes into the game before the first chance came. Debbie Douglas broke through the away defence and only a great double save by the goalkeeper prevented Debs opening the scoring.

The wind wasn’t helping either side as they tried to play football on a slick surface. Limavady’s best chance came at the end of the first half, a mistake by the home defence presented a half chance to the away striker but home goalkeeper Emma McClements rushed off her line and took the full force of the ball in the face, preventing a certain goal.

The second half began with Dromore playing into the wind, again it was Debs who was causing the away team problems.

Her pace gave her a few half chances but the goal just wouldn’t come.

Ten minutes in and Kerry Taggart replaced Hannah Hughes up top and her arrival seemed to spur the home side on.

Just eight minutes later, a fantastic ball from Captain Tracy Orr deceived the away defence with Kerry beating the keeper to the ball and finishing well.

Dromore fashioned a number of chances and on another night, Bruce, Davis and Douglas would have added to the home team’s account.

The whistle was blown with the home team victorious. It confirmed another home win, a consolidated top half position and a clean sheet for Emma, who has gone four games without conceding a goal.

Bookpeople Player of the Match was awarded to Debbie Douglas.

DROMORE: McClements, Smith, Orr, Pearson, Martin, Kelly, Gibson, Davis, Bruce, Hughes, Douglas. Subs: Taggart (Hughes), Brady (Smith), Young (unused).