Hard-earned win for Ballymoney

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Hard-earned win for Ballymoney thumbnailBallymoney’s Elle Kirgan and Olivia Mullan push back a Randalstown attack during their Premier League game on Saturday.

Ballymoney First XI.............1 Randalstown First XI.............0

BALLYMONEY welcomed a strong Randalstown side to the Joey Dunlop Centre on Saturday as their rich vain of form continued as the home side made it five wins from five with a 1-0 victory.
The home side got off to a strong start moving the ball well and putting pressure on their opponents.
Within the first 10 minutes Ballymoney were awarded a penalty corner but they were unable to convert.
The hosts continued to keep up the intensity with some good interplay between Cathryn Knipe and Jan Hamilton up front threatening the Randalstown defence but they couldn't find the back of the net.
The visitors showed that they were going to put up a fight, putting Ballymoney's defence under pressure.
Randalstown were awarded a penalty corner in the 34th minute but Ballymoney cleared the ball to safety just before the half time whistle leaving the score 0-0.
The second half saw Randalstown threatening the Ballymoney circle winning themselves a corner in the first five minutes but 'keeper Jodie Shannon was on form making some vital saves.
With the balance of the match hanging by a thread,the tension on the sidelines was palpable as Randalstown came close to taking the lead.



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