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Glentoran hoping to bow out on a high note

By Keith Bailie

Glentoran Belfast United will be hoping to end their UEFA Women's Champions League campaign on a high when they play Macedonia side Dragon at Seaview tomorrow.

Glentoran ladies can no longer qualify for the next stage of the prestigious tournament as they lost their opening two qualifying games, going down to Greek side PAOK 4-0 on Tuesday and losing 2-1 to Bulgarian side NSK Sofia on Thursday. However a win over Dragon would give NIFWA Premier League champions a big lift.

On Thursday the Glens started well with Lauren Wade giving them the lead but unfortunately for the Belfast girls the Bulgarian university side hit back with two goals to seal the points.

Glentoran coach Billy Clarke will be hopeful of a positive result in tomorrow's 4pm kick-off at Seaview. Macedonia side Dragon lost their opening game to Sofia 6-0 and their second game to PAOK 10-0.

With only one team set to go through, the decisive game of the mini-group will take place at Solitude (4pm) between NSK Sofia and PAOK.

Both sides have two wins from two games, so the winner will qualify for the last 32 of Europe's premier women's club tournament. Greece side PAOK will progress if they game finishes a draw as they have a goal difference of 14, while the Bulgarians have a goal difference of just seven.

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