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Thursday 17 Sep 2015
Under 19 Girls Win In Macedonia

Northern Ireland 5 Macedonia 0

Noel Mitchell got the reaction he wanted after Tuesday's scoreless draw with Montenegro as his young charges saw off hosts Macedonia

in the second of the three game qualifying tournament in Skopje earlier today.

In searing 26 degree heat it was Northern Ireland Keeper Jackie Burns who had the the first action as she covered a fierce shot from Markovska,

however with just 7 minutes on the clock Shannon Holloway found Chloe McGlade who made no mistake in putting Northern Ireland one up.

Just four minutes later Chloe McGlade created confusion in the penalty area and the ball went in off the unlucky Nikolovska to make it 2-0.

Macedonia's best chance came on 36 minutes when Bojku smashed a drive at Jackie Burns who made a great save, but it was Skipper Amy McGivern

who made it 3-0 right on the half time whistle when she reacted first to McCarrons corner to put the Girls in Green in the driving seat.

Half Time Northern Ireland 3 Macedonia 0

The second half was a quieter affair until the midway point when Sarah Haddock missed as golden opportunity to score from the penalty spot, to put the deserved gloss on the result

Northern Ireland scored two goals in 3 minutes, the first from Teresa Burns on 89 and then after great work from Alison McMaster, Samantha Kelly made it 5-0 and game over.

Boss Mitchell spoke to after the game, He said  "Absolutely delighted for all the girls and staff on todays performance, but being cynical I would have taken just one of those goals

in the first game v Montenegro as we would have be through now like Sweden, however we will enjoy the result today and then the preparation starts for Sweden on Sunday"

Full Time Northern Ireland 5 Macedonia 0

The girls conclude the group against table toppers Sweden on Sunday (10am uk time) where a point will secure qualification to the next round as the top 

two in the group proceed to the elite phase in April.