Dromore Ladies handed out a 4-0 thrashing to NICS on Saturday after a dominant home display.
Emotions were running high and after a 5-1 loss the last time Dromore met with NICS, they were as determined as ever to come out with a win. Dromore dominated from the beginning even as, with young Sarah Russell out with an ankle injury and Nicole Laverty unavailable, they had a few changes to the starting squad.
Dromore had a few chances in the circle but Civil Service managed to clear the ball away with no real threat. Great teamwork from Jill Brown and Nikki Wilson brought the ball up the right, eventually finding Beth Ravey in the circle, where she pushed the ball into the bottom corner, holding her composure.
Civil Service were getting riled with the Dromore attack and made a few quick breaks but Dromore’s defence cleared the ball with Tara Malcolmson and Chelsey Whan there to fight off any threats from NICS.
At half-time, Dromore had a 1-0 lead and with stern chats from coach Johnny McBride, the hosts were more determined than ever to win this home match.
At the start of the second half, Civil Service were on Dromore’s case, attacking every ball, putting pressure down the centre of the pitch.
A cleared ball from centre Rachel Morrow to birthday girl Hannah Russell into the circle found young Alannah Wilson across the goal but Wilson couldn’t find the back of the net.
The Dromore side found a foot of a Civil Service girl and won a short corner. Chelsey Whan sweeped the ball out beautifully to Tara Malcolmson, who hit the ball into the net via a deflection off the keeper’s left pad.
However, Dromore could not relax. NICS’ fighting spirit was still there, putting left back Sarah Wilson under pressure. She managed to clear the ball to find Amy Forsythe in left mid. Forsythe used her skill to pass the midfield and the Civil Service centre back, finding Anna Martin in the circle to beat two defenders and finish well.
Emma Wilson also netted and Dromore managed to secure a great result from the Dromore ladies.
The club send thanks to Michelle Herron for umpiring and to Dromore Dental for their support to the 1XI team.