Women Premiership 
June 9, 2023, 7:45 pm
4 - 1
Mid Ulster Ladies
Inver Park
Attendance: 132
Women's First Team
Referee: Simon Bickerstaff

Match Report

It was the Hollie Johnston show at Inver Park on Friday night, with the forward scoring all four goals as the Inver Women romped to a 4-1 victory over Mid-Ulster Ladies to claim their second win on the bounce.

The game began at a fast pace and Larne took the lead after just two minutes when Rebecca Boyce picked up a loose ball in the final third and played Hollie Johnston through on goal, the forward making no mistake by slotting straight past the Mid-Ulster goalkeeper. Johnston grabbed her second of the game in the 21st minute, connecting sweetly with the ball on the edge of the box and firing the ball into the bottom corner to double her tally and the home side’s lead.

While the remainder of the first half remained competitive, Larne went in two up at the break. Mid-Ulster came out with a point to prove in the second 45 minutes and pulled a goal back just three minutes into the second half through substitute Claire Rooney. Mid-Ulster remained on top following their goal, but Larne weathered the storm and renewed their two-goal lead as Hollie Johnston capitalised on a defensive error to bag her first top-flight hat-trick. The Inver Women’s first-ever Premiership win was sealed in the 75th minute following some excellent wing play by Sasha Clare, who beat her opponent and placed an excellent cross right on the boot of Johnston who scored her fourth goal of the night.

Larne Women: Smith, Nellins, Haveron, McErlane, Morton, Boyce, Wilgaus, Dougherty, Johnston, Rebekah Robinson, Clare

Subs: Maguire, Hanna, Morrison, Orlowska, H. Robinson, Rachel Robinson, Henderson