First half demolition job costs Ladies in Armagh

DROMORE were left shellshocked after falling as many as four goals behind after 25 minutes.

The opening goal came after two minutes with an effort beating Michelle Stephens low to her right.

Another fantastic effort from the edge of the area left her with no chance. In fact all four goals could have been prevented but for poor defending.

It looked like the game could go the same way as the previous meeting between the two sides but after their disastrous start Dromore began to get into the game and looked like finishing the first half as the better side but a fifth on the stroke of half time knocked them back once more.

As the second half began it was the Dromore of old that pressurised Armagh all over the pitch and they pulled a goal back soon after half time as the Armagh defence was finally being tested.

Dromore were unlucky not to add further goals as a Tracy Orr free kick and a Kerry Taggart goal gave some belief that maybe, just maybe, they could pull it back but with a few missed chances when well positioned prevented any chance of that. 

Another Tracy Orr free kick went just wide and a corner by Tracy was also narrowly missed when the simpliest of touches would have pulled another back but it wasn’t to be and Dromore will look at the second half as a positive.

Dromore will hope to bring the momentum from their second half display into their forthcoming games as they look to climb the table with fixtures coming up against Coleraine and Limavady.