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Northern Ireland Women's World Cup hopes dealt blow after Norway defeat

Northern Ireland 0 Norway 3

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland's Julie Nelson pictured after the match finishes 0-3 to Norway. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland's Julie Nelson pictured after the match finishes 0-3 to Norway. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland and NORWAY LINE OUT. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland's Rachel Furness with Norway's Frida Maanum. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Norway line out. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland line out. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland and NORWAY LINE OUT. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland line out. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland coach Alfie Wylie pictured after the match finishes 0-3 to Norway. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland's Marissa Callaghan with Norway's ngrid Syrstad Engen. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Norway celebrate after scoring to make it 0-1. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Norway celebrate after scoring to make it 0-1. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Norway's goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth clears the ball from Northern Ireland's Marissa Callaghan. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Norway's goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth clears the ball from Northern Ireland's Marissa Callaghan. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland's Marissa Callaghan with Norway's ngrid Syrstad Engen. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland coach Alfie Wylie pictured after the match finishes 0-3 to Norway. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland's Freya Holdaway clears the ball. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland coach Alfie Wylie pictured after the match finishes 0-3 to Norway. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland coach Alfie Wylie pictured after the match finishes 0-3 to Norway. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Norway celebrate after scoring to make it 0-3 Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland's Megan Bell with Norway's Ingrid Syrstad Engen. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. Qualifying Round. Northern Ireland Vs Norway at Shamrock Park, Portadown. Northern Ireland's Ashley Hutton pictured after the match finishes 0-3 to Norway. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Northern Ireland Women were beaten 3-0 by Norway at Shamrock Park as their World Cup qualifying hopes were dealt another significant blow.

The home side, who were beaten 7-0 by the Netherlands five days earlier, frustrated Norway for the first hour before Caroline Hansen latched on to Guro Reiten's through ball to fire past Lauren Perry and give Norway a 1-0 lead.

Perry had to be at her best to deny Norway a goal before the visitors eventually took the lead, coping well with everything that came her way as Northern Ireland defended bravely.

Two goals in the final four minutes sealed Norway's win, with Hansen volleying into the top-right hand corner before Isabell Herlovsen added a third in injury time.

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