Ladies stumble to defeat

COLERAINE Ladies suffered a disappointing defeat on Wednesday evening…

They went down 4-2 in Glenavy against a Crewe United team which picked up their first points of the season.

Player manager Alison Nicholl warned beforehand that a tough test lay ahead despite Crewe having previously failed to record a point and is it proved.

Goals from Abby Alexander and Lizzy McNaughter couldn’t prevent the Bannsiders suffering a surprise defeat.

“We just didn’t turn up on the night,” admitted boss Nicholl.

The manager again had to contend with a weakened squad and remains on the look out for new recruits.

“I’ve got to find a way to strengthen the squad,” added Alison.

“A lot of the girls work part time and because of that they are unavailable.”