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Claire double enough to see off Ballyclare

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Claire double enough to see off Ballyclare thumbnailClaire Gillespie looks on as her shot beats the keeper and goes into the Ballyclare net. GB0444DP48

AT the weekend, Ballymena played against a strong Ballyclare side and came out on top with a 2-0 win!
The Ballymena girls started off strong, dominating Ballyclare throughout the first half and creating a lot of pressure around their goal.
However, despite many good attempts to score, it was Clare Gillespie who broke the deadlock from the top of the circle following a well-placed pass from Emily Anderson.
The game quickly became physical but Ballymena defended well against Ballyclare, stopping all of their advances on goal.
The second half provided a plethora of opportunities for Ballymena, as they continued their strong attacking mood and won many penalty corners against the tiring Ballyclare side. Ballymena's unfaltering determination paid off when Gillespie scored her second goal of the match, putting Ballymena comfortably in the lead in the middle of the second half.
With seconds to go, Gillespie sent an excellent pass up field to Rebecca Reynolds who successfully evaded the keeper, but unfortunately the whistle blew moments too soon for a third Ballymena goal.
The final score was 2-0.
Team: J. Davis (GK), A. Crooks, E. Clarke, C. Gillespie(C), G. McBurney, K. Young, R. Reynolds, S. Smith, S. Morrison, E. Anderson, A. Logan, G. McCready, E. Alexander

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