Houston & Crawford eight goals in Ladies final outing

Oct 17, 2020 | Archive

IN what would turn out to be the last game of the season the Inver women made sure to finish their campaign on a high, beating Portadown Ladies 8-1 with Georgia Crawford and Elle Houston grabbing four goals each.

The Inver Women opened the scoring on the 12th minute as new signing Aimee Beggs played the ball over the top of the Portadown defence allowing Georgia Crawford to race through and smash the ball home past oncoming Portadown keeper.

They grabbed their second of the game 10 minutes later, with Elle Houston grabbing her first. Aimee McKenzie played a lovely ball over the top of the Ports defence, who appeal for offside against Houston, but she played on and calmly slotted the ball home to double their advantage.

Elle Houston grabbed her second on the half hour mark. Rebecca Cargill played a ball through to the attacker and her  cross found the back of the net to make it 3-0 before the break.

Three minutes into the second half it was 4-0. Rebecca Cargills shot saved by Ports keeper however Georgia Crawford was there to get the rebound shot away with the outside of her boot, before she completed her hat-trick shortly afterwards. This time picking a missplaced pass from 25 yards out and firing home to make it 5-0.

On the hour mark the Ports got a goal back through Tina Brush, however it turned out to be nothing more than a consolation.

With 25 minutes left to play it was Houston’s turn to complete her hat-trick, when she won the ball in midfield and raced through on goal to calmly slot through the ‘keeper’s legs.

Elle Houston then made it 7-1 as she got her 4th of the game, cutting in from the left flank and curling the ball into the top corner.

The scoring was completed with five minutes left, as Houston unselfishly squared the ball for after rounding the goalkeeper to make the score 8-1.

Debutant Aimee Beggs had the opportunity to get herself on the scoresheet as her free-kick 25 yards out was on target, but the Ports keeper got her fingertips to it before the referee blew for full-time.

Despite two players sharing the eight goals, it was midfield mistro Rebecca Cargill who put in a player of the match performance.




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