Qualifying round (Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU) - 27/10/2007 - 16:00CET (15:00 local time) - Richmond Park - Dublin
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Ireland keep up challenge

Published: Saturday 27 October 2007, 11.23CET
Republic of Ireland 2-1 Romania Michele O'Brien and Stefanie Curtis scored in the first 31 minutes to secure Ireland's third win in four qualifiers.

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandRomania

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU

PPts
Sweden Sweden39
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland49
Italy Italy36
Romania Romania41
Hungary Hungary41
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:41 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Saturday 27 October 2007, 11.23CET

Ireland keep up challenge

Republic of Ireland 2-1 Romania Michele O'Brien and Stefanie Curtis scored in the first 31 minutes to secure Ireland's third win in four qualifiers.

The Republic of Ireland defeated Romania in Dublin to move level on points with UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 2 leaders Sweden.

Early goals
Ireland had six points from three games at kick-off and began brightly against the team they overcame 2-0 away from home in August. On 18 minutes Aine O’Gorman fed Michele O'Brien, who fired in from 20 metres out. Just beyond the half-hour, Stefanie Curtis – scorer of both the goals in the previous meeting – produced an excellent finish after good work from O'Brien.

Grant injury
Home captain Ciara Grant suffered a leg injury and was replaced on 32 minutes, a possible worry for Arsenal LFC in light of next month's UEFA Women's Cup quarter-final against Olympique Lyonnais, and before the break Daniela Simona pulled one back on the rebound after Elena Pavel's deep free-kick was pushed onto the crossbar by goalkeeper Emma Byrne.

Win secure
Despite that blow, Ireland controlled the second half and Marie Curtin nearly made it 3-1 on the hour with a 25-metre shot that hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced away. Ireland, who next visit Italy on 16 February, are behind Sweden on goal difference and three points ahead of the Azzurre, but have played a match more than both. Romania, on one point, use up Italy's game in hand on Wednesday.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.12CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Romania

Romania

3
BoyleSharon Boyle
5
DragoescuTeodora Dragoescu
1
ByrneEmma Byrne (GK)
6
IuşanAlexandra Iuşan
2
CurtinMarie Curtin
10
LaiuAndreea Laiu
9
CurtisStephanie Curtis
Goal31
2
O. OpreaOlivia Oprea
4
FaheyNiamh Fahey
12
R. OpreaRoxana Oprea (GK)
7
GrantCiara Grant
Substitution31
3
PavelElena Iuliana Pavel
6
HughesSonya Hughes
14
PrundaruMihaela Loredana Prundaru
Substitution54
5
MoranAlisha Moran
7
PufuleteDaniela Simona Pufulete
Goal40
Substitution65
10
O'BrienMichelle O'Brien
Goal18
11
OlarFlorentina Olar
8
O'GormanAine O'Gorman
8
StribleaRodica Striblea (C)
11
O'TooleOlivia Christin O'Toole
Yellow Card90
4
AlexandruAndreea Alexandru
Substitution77

Substitutes

12
HislopLahra Anne Hislop
Substitution31
17
CojocaruAndreea Mihaela Cojocaru
Substitution54
17
MurrayNoelle Murray
16
CostasCatalina Gabriela Costas
Substitution77
15
De BurcaMeabh De Burca
1
GaneaMirela Ganea (GK)
14
GriffinEmma Griffin
18
IlincaIonela Ilinca
Substitution65
16
PetersSarah Peters (GK)
13
CimpoiesAlina Petrica Cimpoies
13
TracyYvonne Tracy
15
BuzaClaudia Buza
18
MurrayGrace Murray

Coach

Noel King (IRL) Maria Delicoiu (ROU)

Referee

Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)

Assistant referees

Tiina Hyttinen (FIN), Anu Jokela (FIN)

Fourth official

Rhona Daly (IRL)

Legend:

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