Ariana Calderón (12)
Sandra Mayor (83)


Action from Seaview (Picture:


Linfield Ladies suffered a 2-0 defeat to Icelandic champions Thor/KA in the opening game of the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying group.

It took the visitors only 12 minutes to open the scoring at Seaview, as from an Andrea Mist Palsdottir corner, Ariana Catrina Calderon scored.

Linfield escaped going further behind on 24 minutes when Thor/KA were awarded a penalty following Ashley Hutton’s challenge, but Mayor missed the opportunity to double the lead.

Thor/KA continued to press throughout the rest of the first half and into the second, with the bulk of possession and chances but were kept at bay by a resolute Linfield Ladies side.

It was until seven minutes from time when Major atoned for her earlier penalty miss as she scored to wrap up the win and a vital three points in the qualifying group.

Next up in the qualifying group, Linfield Ladies host Ajax of the Netherlands at Seaview on Friday afternoon (kick-off 2pm), whilst in the other game Thor/KA face Wexford Youths at 7.30pm on the same evening.

Thór/KA: Bukovec, Sierra, Calderón, Jessen, Mayor, Pétursdóttir, Asgrímsdottir, Jónsdóttir, Hlynsdóttir, Hannesdóttir, Pálsdóttir subs Henriksson (not used), Matthiasdottir (not used), Einarsdóttir (replaced Pétursdóttir 73), Sigurgeirsdóttir (not used), Árnadóttir (replaced Jónsdóttir 66), Pétursdóttir (not used), Kristinsdóttir (replaced Pálsdóttir 85)

Linfield Ladies: Perry, Hutton, McDade, Bell, Venney, K. McGuinness, Burrows, McKenna, Magee, Robson, McCarron subs Wilson (not used), McFrederick (replaced McDade 78), Bassett (replaced Venney 66), McDaniel (replaced Magee 46), Howe (not used), Donnan (not used), C. McGuinness (not used)

Referee: Barbara Poxhofer

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