Match night 11 saw Lurgan Town Ladies make the trip to Newforge Lane to take on second placed PSNI. On a warm evening it took the girls 11 minutes to open the scoring when captain Louise Kelly scored another blockbuster from 25 yards which gave the home keeper no chance. Tina Brush was fouled in the box with 18 minutes gone and her strike partner Dani Creaney stepped up to give Town a two nil lead. The third came three mins later when Steph Potts scored to bring her total to 20 this year. On 34 minutes Caz Laird got a touch to a Trudi Harbinson rasper to bring the score to four nil as the away side ran the PSNI defence ragged. Right on half time Dani got her second to make the half time score: PSNI Ladies 0 Lurgan Town ladies 5.
Half time saw Caz being replaced by Rachel Davis, Lauren Gibson being replaced by Ciara Lynn and Kerry Taggart replacing Dede Brady. The girls carried on where they left off when PSNI voted player of the match Trudi struck with only two minutes on this clock. With 68 minutes gone Tina Brush got her tenth league goal of her season as she scored a fantastic goal into the top corner of the net. Trudi got her second and Towns 8th with five minutes remaining to round of another great team win. Final score PSNI 0 Lurgan Town ladies 8.
Manager Davy Welshman “Another professional performance tonight as the girls kept their unbeaten run going. We had to make several changes tonight due to people working or injuries but again the girls who came in stepped up and played really well. The pitch at Newforge really suited us as the girls controlled the game playing fast attractive football which the home side had no answer for. We now look forward to our last league game at home to Banbridge next Wednesday (8pm kick off) when we will be presented with the league trophy after the game. This will be a great night and we would invite everyone to come down and support the girls”.
Team: E McClements, C Laird, L Thompson, L Kelly (c), D Brady, L Goodman, L Gibson, S Potts, T Harbinson, T Brush, D Creaney. Subs: R Davis, C Lynn, K Taggart. C O’Hare not used.
We want to remind everyone that the girls take part in the South 2 League Cup final at Crewe Park, Lisburn on Tuesday 30th August against Killyleagh, this is another huge night for all connected with the club..
No date has been set for the girls Mid Ulster cup final v Newry City ladies this will be announced once a venue and date have been confirmed.