Sunday 18 August 2019

Northern Ireland Women battle back for first qualifying win

Northern Ireland's Julie Nelson, right, scored against Slovakia
Northern Ireland's Julie Nelson, right, scored against Slovakia

Northern Ireland Women came from behind to beat Slovakia Women 3-1 in their World Cup Group 3 qualifying game in Zlina.

Jana Vojtekova opened the scoring for the hosts in the 20th minute when she tapped in from close range.

Julie Nelson fired in the equaliser 14 minutes later and Rachel Furness' header early in the second half saw the Green and White Army take the lead for the first time in the match.

Caragh Milligan made sure of the win - Northern Ireland's first in the qualifying campaign - when she scored from close range in the 61st minute.

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