Aine and Katie in action for Ire­land

Bray People - - Sports -

BOTH AINE O’Gor­man and Katie Tay­lor played a part in the Repub­lic of Ire­land’s 3-0 friendly victory over Read­ing on Mon­day night at the AUL.

O’Gor­man even man­aged to get her­self on the score­sheet, while Tay­lor cre­ated a goal af­ter her shot was tapped in af­ter com­ing off the post.

Both women came off the bench and Ire­land dou­bled their lead af­ter 54 min­utes when Tay­lor pro­duced a sub­lime shot from 20 yards, and her ef­fort beat the keeper but hit the post be­fore Ire­land’s all-time record goalscorer, Olivia O’Toole was on hand to force the ball over the line.

O’Toole was in­volved yet again in Ire­land’s third goal as she cre­ated space for her­self to play the ball into sub­sti­tute, Aine O’Gor­man at the edge of the box. The Stella Maris striker coolly chipped the ball over the on-rush­ing keeper for a classy fin­ish af­ter 65 min­utes.

The match was seen as the beginning of their preper­a­tions for the up­com­ing World Cup qual­i­fiers.

Katie Tay­lor in action against Danielle Pud­de­foot of Read­ing in Women's Friendly In­ter­na­tional, Repub­lic of Ire­land XI v. Read­ing at the AUL Com­plex, Clon­shaugh, Dublin.

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