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Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Glentoran Women bounced back from last week's defeat against Linfield Ladies to record a five-goal Belfast derby victory against Crusaders Strikers.
Demi Vance and Rachel Rogan both netted doubles for Diarmuid O'Carroll's side before Yasmin White added a fifth late on for the Glens, who stay two points behind leaders Linfield.
Vance opened the scoring in the opening minutes of the game following pressure down the left-hand side with Rogan bringing the assist.
Rogan turned from the provider into scorer as she got on the end of Kellie Baillie’s inch-perfect cross, before Vance made it 3-0 on the half-hour mark with a direct free-kick.
Vance was influential from the fourth as it was her cross which saw Rogan make it four and there was time for White to add a fifth, turning her marker inside out before firing home from inside the area.
Glentoran remain second in the standings - two points behind leaders Linfield despite playing one game more.
Glentoran Women: Higgins, White, Foy, Peachey, Caldwell, Vance, Rogan, McMaster, Kelly, Bailie, Davis subs McKinnon (not used), Mulholland (replaced Peachey 77), Andrews (replaced Bailie 79), Beattie (not used), Marshall (replaced McMaster 58)
Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, Hamilton, Mearns, McDowell, McCann, Moore, Nelson, Clare, Armour, Chalmers, Rea subs Murphy (not used), Johnston (replaced Moore 75), Morton (replaced McDowell 77), O'Donnell (replaced Mearns 58)
Referee: Paul Costello
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