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Monday 17 Jan 2022
Beattie nets winner on Glasgow City debut

Northern Ireland striker Kerry Beattie made a dream start to her Glasgow City career after scoring on her debut in the 1-0 win over Hamilton Academical Women on Sunday. 

The 19-year-old, who joined the Scottish Women's Premier League outfit earlier this month, came on as a second half substitute to hit the only goal of the game three minutes from time.

Glasgow City remain just two points behind Rangers Women at the top of the table with head coach Eileen Gleeson delighted with the Northern Ireland centre forward's contribution to a hard fought win.

"Kerry was very calm in the build-up to the goal,” Gleeson told the club website. “She took a touch, was calm, and put it away nicely. We were pleased that we made the substitution and pleased with Kerry getting a goal on her debut.

"She is a very composed player, she’s consistent, her movement is very good and she has a very good understanding of the game.”

Also on target over the weekend was defender Demi Vance who opened the scoring for Rangers Women in their comprehensive 5-0 away victory at Hearts.

In the Premier League in England Jamal Lewis returned from injury to take his place on the bench in Newcastle United’s 1-1 home draw with Watford, who had Craig Cathcart in the heart of their defence.

Elsewhere the versatile Stuart Dallas lined up at right back for Leeds United who ran out 3-2 winners at West Ham thanks to a Jack Harrison hat-trick.

In the Championship 17-year-old Darren Robinson was included in Derby County's 18-man squad for the first time as Wayne Rooney's side recorded a 2-0 success over Sheffield United.  

The teenage midfielder has made huge strides since arriving at Pride Park on a three-year deal from Dungannon Swifts in the summer, but his call-up into the first team still came as a shock.

"The U18 manager rang me on Friday night to tell me I was going to be in the squad for the game against Sheffield United,” Darren told

"I have been training with the first team for a while now, but I didn’t expect to get a call-up so quick, so it was a really proud moment for me and my family to be involved with them so early in my career.

"Naturally I was hoping to get a run-out but it was a tight game and the most important thing was to get the three points."

In League One Doncaster Rovers midfielder Ethan Galbraith, on loan from Manchester United, chalked up his third assist of the season but the south Yorkshire side remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the table following a 2-1 home reverse to Wigan Athletic. 

Back on the goalscoring front, former under-21 striker Jamie Reid scored twice as Stevenage were held to a 3-3 draw at home to Sutton United while Inverness fontman Billy Mckay took his tally for the campaign to a round dozen in the 2-2 draw at home to Queen of the South for whom Ally Roy bagged a late equaliser.

Finally, Callum Marshall seems to have settled in well into his new surroundings at West Ham after scoring for the second successive game as the Hammers' youth side defeated Arsenal 3-0 in the U18 Premier League. Not to be outdone, another product of the Irish FA's JD Academy, Josh Roney, was also on target as Stoke City’s U18 side defeated Derby County 3-0.