Belarus move up a gear

Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 19.41CET
Belarus 5-0 Northern Ireland Belarus burst into life into Group 1 as they struck five goals without reply against Northern Ireland.
 

Match statistics

BelarusNorthern Ireland

Goals scored5
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts5
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 19.41CET

Belarus move up a gear

Belarus 5-0 Northern Ireland Belarus burst into life into Group 1 as they struck five goals without reply against Northern Ireland.

Belarus burst into life into UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1 as they struck five goals without reply against Northern Ireland.

Belarus goals
Both teams were without a point at kick-off and Northern Ireland had to come through the preliminary round on their first campaign in the competition since 1991 while Belarus have only previously appeared in the now abolished second tier of the continental tournament. But Belarus were always on top in Bobruisk and Iryna Kazeeva put them ahead of 26 minutes. Hanna Tatrynova doubled the lead early in the second half and completed the scoring in injury time, but which point substitutes Alesia Davydovich and Liudmila Kuzniatsova had also struck.

Experience gained
The Czech Republic are Belarus's next visitors on 26 August, while Northern Ireland return to group action in Spain on 16 February. Defeated manager Alfie Wylie remained upbeat, telling the Belfast Telegraph: "For me this campaign is all about improving our standards and gaining experience. We won our pre-qualifying group in Turkey last year, that was what we set out to. We are punching above our weight even being at this level, but it is a benefit to our domestic game that we did qualify."

Last updated: 02/08/07 11.50CET

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Team profiles

Lineup

Belarus

Belarus

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

13Olga Aniskovtseva
Substitution63'
3Kelly Bailie
15Irina Chukisova
Substitution56'
11Rebecca Corish
Substitution88'
6Iryna Kazeeva
Goal26'
Substitution87'
10Stacey Hall (C)
2Viktoria Krylova5Una Harkin
18Nataliya Lastochkina1Emma Higgins (GK)
8Olga Novikova6Ashley Hutton
1Svitlana Novikava (GK)4Danielle McDowell
Substitution59'
10Natallia Ryzhevich (C)2Aine Mcgovern
4Elena Shevtsova
Yellow Card72'
7Helen McKenna
5Oksana Shpak8Kimberley Turner
Yellow Card13'
7Anna Tatarinova
Goal49'
Goal90'
9Sarah McFadden

Substitutes

12Inna Botyanovskaya (GK)14Sara Booth
Substitution59'
11Alesia Davydovich
Substitution56'
Goal57'
16Clare Carson
Substitution88'
17Olga Manzhuk15Laura Giltesple
14Tatsiana Kiose13Martine Power
3Liudmila Kuzniatsova
Substitution63'
Goal80'
12Kirsty Eddis (GK)
9Maryna Luchonak
Substitution87'
17Alison McCloskey
16Volha Nahornaya

Coach

Uladzimir Kasakouski (BLR) Alfie Wylie (NIR)

Referee

Iwona Malek-wybraniec (POL)

Assistant referees

Katarzyna Nadolska (POL), Olga Pietrzykowska (POL)

Fourth official

Mariya Potapova (BLR)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Belarus

    Belarus

    Next match womensworldcup: v Netherlands, 21 August 2010
  • Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Estonia, 24 July 2010
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