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Tuesday 09 Feb 2016
Northern Ireland U17 Women Fall To Hungary

Northern Ireland started brightly, with Rebecca Bassett and Emma McMaster creating early scoring opportunities.

Caitlyn Hamilton at the centre of the Northern Ireland defence put in a Player of the Match performance, as Northern Ireland played good possession football, but it was Hungary who opened the scoring after half an hour when Mikes pounced on a loose ball in the box after a good save from Lauren Currie.

Both teams made a number of changes for the second half. The Hungarians looked the more settled side and two late goals, from Mikes and Vasas, gave them a 3-0 victory.

For Northern Ireland , Chelsea Cochrane played well in a midfield role, and Morgane Beggs went close on a couple of occasions.  Lauren Currie distinguished herself with some good saves in the closing stages of the match.

Team Manager Alison Nicholl was a little disappointed with the scoreline but noted some good performances and hoped that the team would bounce back in the second match of the short tour on Thursday.

Northern Ireland: Lauren Currie, Stacey Bryce, Lauren Robson, Yasmin White, Caitlyn Hamilton, Emma McMaster, Megan Beattie, Chloe Orr, Rebecca Bassett, Niamh Ruddy, Chelsea Cochrane. 

Caimhe Callaghan, Louise McDaniel, Morgane Beggs, Abbie Magee, Kerri McIntosh, Cleo-Neece Kearney, Brooke Baine, Megan McMurray, Kerry Eddis