Sunday 25 September 2016

Northern Ireland thump Georgia in Euro 2017 qualifier

Published 03/06/2016 | 21:46

Everton's Simone Magill
Everton's Simone Magill

Northern Ireland kept alive their chances of qualifying for the Women's European Championship with a 4-0 victory over Georgia in qualifying Group 6.

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Everton's Simone Magill opened the scoring inside the first minute to get the hosts off to the best possible start and Marissa Callaghan's brace just before the break gave the home side extra breathing room.

Northern Ireland's three-goal cushion gave them the freedom to dictate the game and they rounded off the comfortable win with a goal in stoppage time through midfielder Rachel Furness.

The Green and White Army sit in fourth place on six points from their four games, three points behind second-placed Italy with a game in hand.

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