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Northern Ireland women's team crave that winning feeling in 2015 World Cup qualifying campaign

By Staff Reporter

Northern Ireland's women's team have one final chance to make sure they don't finish the 2015 World Cup qualifying campaign without a win after going down 4-0 in Poland.

Three goals in the space of eight minutes just before half-time left them with a mountain to climb in Torun.

And when the Poles struck again midway through the second half it was all over.

Alfie Wylie's girls now face the Faroe Islands at Mourneview Park on Wednesday night, hoping to end the campaign on a high.

"Like our men's team it's difficult when we aren't at full strength and we had a couple of our better players missing," said Wylie.

"The girls will be hungry to finish the group on a positive note and hopefully we can do that by beating the Faroes."

The under-19s, however, are in with a great chance of progressing to the Elite qualifying stage of the European Championships after they made a dream start to their first round group with an 8-0 victory over Georgia.

Moya Feehan started the rout when she opened the scoring after just seven minutes and then doubled the advantage on 25 before completing her hat-trick with a second-half penalty.

Chloe McGlade scored twice, with Annie Timoney, Samantha Kelly and Victoria Carleton also netting. They now face Greece, who lost 4-0 to Finland.

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