Friday, June 26, 2009

Irish women downed by Belgium

The Irish women's senior team fell to a 3-1 defeat to Belgium this afternoon in Kazan and will now face Ukraine in the competition's third/fourth place play-off at 12.30pm (Irish time) tomorrow.

They were unable to hold onto a tenth minute lead, courtesy of Shirley McCay' penalty corner goal and found themselves chasing the game by half-time.

Jill Boon and Doriane Meuwese overturned the lead by the 24th minute before McCay was sent to the bin on the stroke of half-time. And, with the fourth corner goal of the game, substitute Erica Coppey sealed the win for Belgium with 26 minutes to go.

The Belgians will meet India in the final after they beat Ukraine 2-1.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah - too bad - never mind you did your best!