Qualifying round (Group 1 : ENG / CZE / ESP / BLR / NIR) - 26/04/2008 - 15:00CET (15:00 local time) - SK Roudnice nad Labem - Roudnice
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Martínková raises Czech chances

Published: Saturday 26 April 2008, 1.00CET
Czech Republic 4-0 Northern Ireland
Lucie Martínková scored twice as the home side moved to within two points of Group 1 leaders England with victory.
by Ladislav Josef

Match statistics

Czech RepublicNorthern Ireland

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
4
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 1 : ENG / CZE / ESP / BLR / NIR

PPts
England England513
Czech Republic Czech Republic511
Spain Spain47
Belarus Belarus43
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland60
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Saturday 26 April 2008, 1.00CET

Martínková raises Czech chances

Czech Republic 4-0 Northern Ireland
Lucie Martínková scored twice as the home side moved to within two points of Group 1 leaders England with victory.

The Czech Republic narrowed the gap on England at the top of Group 1 with a resounding 4-0 win at home to Northern Ireland to boost their hopes of qualifying for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ in Finland.

Martínková double
Lucie Martínková scored twice and Eva Šmeralová and Kateřina Došková were also on the scoresheet as the home side made light of star player Pavlína Ščasná's absence through injury. The Czech Republic dominated from kick off and went into the break deservedly 2-0 in front, Šmeralová opening the scoring on 21 minutes before Martínková doubled the advantage just before half-time. 

Converted penalty
Northern Ireland's best chance came shortly after the interval when Kimberley Turner broke clear but Czech Republic goalkeeper Marcela Zbořilová made the save as her opponent bore down on goal. Martínková put the game beyond doubt when she struck home a powerful penalty on 78 minutes then Došková fired past Emma Higgins to complete the rout late on. The Czech Republic next face Spain on 8 May, when victory would guarantee them a play-off spot at least. Northern Ireland play Spain on 28 May still looking for their first points in the section.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.50CET

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