Chlumecká kick-starts Czech bid

Published: Saturday 26 May 2007, 9.29CET
Northern Ireland 1-3 Czech Republic A Gabriela Chlumecká hat-trick ensured the Czech Republic began Group 1 with a comeback win.
 

Match statistics

Northern IrelandCzech Republic

Goals scored1
 
3
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards1
 
0
Goal attempts1
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Saturday 26 May 2007, 9.29CET

Chlumecká kick-starts Czech bid

Northern Ireland 1-3 Czech Republic A Gabriela Chlumecká hat-trick ensured the Czech Republic began Group 1 with a comeback win.

The Czech Republic came from behind to open their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1 campaign with a comeback victory thanks to a Gabriela Chlumecká hat-trick.

Swift equaliser
Northern Ireland were playing their first home qualifier in this competition since 1990 and ten minutes into the fixture in Coleraine led through a Sarah McFadden long-range chip. However, 44 seconds later Chlumecká equalised as she headed in a corner.

Hat-trick complete
Julie Nelson pucked up a second yellow card in the second half and with the extra player advantage the Czechs rallied and Chlumecká struck twice in the final ten minutes to clinch the game. Northern Ireland, whose campaign opened with a 4-0 loss in England, go to Belarus on 1 August, 25 days before the Czechs visit the same location.

Last updated: 30/05/07 15.41CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

3Kelly Bailie3Petra Bertholdová
11Rebecca Corish
Substitution87'
7Gabriela Chlumecka
Goal11'
Goal81'
Goal85'
8Stacey Hall (C)11Kateřina Došková
Substitution87'
4Una Harkin8Lucie Heroldová
1Emma Higgins (GK)4Lucie Martínková
6Ashley Hutton6Alexandra Mouchová
Substitution90'
2Kellie Leyland
Substitution45'
10Blanka Pěničková
Substitution90+1'
10Helen McKenna
Substitution82'
1Zuzana Malcova-pincova (GK)
5Julie Nelson
Yellow Card17'
Red Card67'
9Pavlína Ščasná
7Kimberley Turner
Yellow Card67'
5Eva Smeralova (C)
9Sarah McFadden
Goal10'
17Irena Martínková

Substitutes

15Sara Booth
Substitution82'
13Martina Danielová
Substitution90+1'
18Clare Carson15Lucie Kladrubská
Substitution90'
14Laura Giltesple
Substitution45'
18Iva Mocová
16Danielle McDowell14Veronika Pincová
17Lynsey Patterson
Substitution87'
12Lucie Přibáňová
12Angela Platt (GK)16Marcela Zbořilová (GK)
13Martine Power2Petra Divišová
Substitution87'

Coach

Alfie Wylie (NIR) Dušan Žovinec (CZE)

Referee

Berta Maria Correia Tavares (POR)

Assistant referees

José Ramalho (POR), Catia Alexandra Correia Duarte (POR)

Fourth official

Andi Regan (NIR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Estonia, 24 July 2010
  • Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

    Next match womensworldcup: v Sweden, 21 August 2010
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