Marissa Callaghan and Nadene Caldwell confirmed Northern Eire Women’s qualification for the Euro 2022 finals as they secured a 2- participate in-off 2nd leg victory over a Ukraine facet who have been down to ten players by the time of the 2nd intention.
Callaghan’s 55th-minute strike gave her facet the guide at Seaview in Belfast right before the substitute Caldwell included a 2nd deep into stoppage time to make it 4-1 on combination and be certain the nation’s 1st at any time participation at a finals match.
Kenny Shiels’ facet, who gained 2-1 in Kovalivka on Friday, started out brightly and threatened from a sequence of early established parts which continuously place the goalkeeper Kateryna Samson underneath force.
On the other hand, as Ukraine’s extensive midfielders Olha Boychenko and Olha Ovdiychuk started out to make an impression, they have been served with a reminder that their task was considerably from carried out.
The Everton striker Simone Magill, who scored Northern Ireland’s winner in the 1st leg, tested Samson from a tight angle 12 minutes right before the crack, but Jackie Burns in the property intention was relieved to see Daryna Apanaschenko drag her shot extensive in 1st-half included time.
In an untidy start out to the 2nd half, the property facet dominated without the need of creating real chances and when they at last did take the guide on the evening it was a consequence of persistence fairly than top quality. Callaghan climbed to enable on Julie Nelson’s deep totally free-kick and as the defender Darya Kravets hesitated, the property captain chased down the unfastened ball and stabbed it earlier Samson.
The guests unravelled as time ran down as the midfielder Natiya Pantsulaya was sent off for a cynical foul on Sarah McFadden, right before Caldwell built certain in the sixth minute of included time.