Ladies up and running

COLERAINE Ladies picked up their first win of the new season on Thursday evening…

The Bannsiders enjoyed a convincing 5-1 victory over Portadown.

After the disappointment of the opening week defeat by Larne, Alison Nicholl’s side bounced back in style.

Doubles from Alison Nicholl and Abby Alexander and a goal from Kylie Doherty secured the points at the University.

“I was very pleased with the performance,” said player manager Nicholl.

“We dominated the game and could have been out of sight by half time.

“But we started the second half well and got the goals to make the game safe.

“It was a great response after the Larne match.

“It’s good to get points on the board early and will boost confidence.”

Coleraine Ladies would like to thank John Sharkey, of Cowcare Systems, for sponsoring the match ball.