Northern Ireland 1-3 Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland U15 girls team narrowly lost in their first game of the Bob Docherty cup against Republic of Ireland. NI started brightly getting forward in the very early stages of what proved to be a competitive battle of two neighbouring teams. ROI soon came into their own in the middle of the first half when they capitalised on a defensive error to score the first goal of the game. They then doubled their lead minutes later with a controversial goal and then went on to dominate the remaining 10 minutes of the first half. NI came out fighting in the second half determined to get back in the game and got their rewards half way through the second half with a well worked free kicked converted by Megan Bell. The goal gives NI lots of belief as they push for the equaliser. With Ni’s numbers pushed forward they were caught by an ROI counter attack conceding a third goal with almost the last kick of the game. Final score ROI 3 – 1 NI.