A composed display from City of Derry against Queen’s University in the Women’s Junior Cup semi final, on Sunday afternoon at Judges Road, sees the Derry girls progress to the Junior Cup Final at Ravenhill at the start of April.
The game was played in difficult conditions switching from bright sunlight to torrential hail and everything in between, it really was a day when we had all the weather in a couple of hours.
Derry started strongly and a powerful run from the excellent Stacey Sloan opened the scoring as the Ulster centre broke through a couple of tackles to score close to the posts.
The conversion was missed in difficult conditions but Derry continued to apply the pressure with good work at the breakdown as Queen’s took their time to settle.
The hosts went further ahead mid way through the first half when winger Ruagin Doherty bounced a few tacklers out wde to score in the corner to extend their lead to 10 – 0.
Queen’s came more into the game and they created a few chances but were unable to take advantage as the Derry defence held firm, the teams changing ends without further score.
The students continued to push hard in the second half but as conditions worsened continuity became a problem and the experienced Derry defence were able to repel any attacks fairly comfortably.
The game ended without further score with Derry recording a 10 – 0 win.