Glentoran scored twice in the space of two second half minutes to seal victory against Sion Swifts in the final of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership League Cup on Friday evening.
The evenly matched final burst into life after 13 minutes when Rachel Rogan was adjudged to have been fouled by Tasmin McCarter. Demi Vance stepped up but her tame penalty was well saved by Nicole McClure in the Sion Swifts’ goal.
It proved to be the best chance of a half which produced limited chances, as Rogan narrowly missed out on the opportunity to open the scoring for the Glens on 25 minutes when her close range effort went narrowly wide from a good position – with the sides going in level at the break.
In the second half it was the East Belfast pressing forward against their County Tyrone opponents, but were restricted to a number of unsuccessful long range free-kicks firstly through Vance again, then Makyla Mulholland.
The breakthrough came on 75 minutes as Vance was on hand to fire home from a tight angle after Rogan’s initial effort which had bounced back off the foot of the post.
Player of the match Vance doubled her tally for the evening straight from the restart to kill the game off, racing through the centre of the Sion defence to slide the ball under Jamaican international keeper Nicole McClure.