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Republic of Ireland 2-0 Slovenia

Updated: Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 22:44 | Comments

Fiona O'Sullivan celebrates the second goal for Ireland
Fiona O'Sullivan celebrates the second goal for Ireland

Republic of Ireland 2-0 Slovenia

Goals from Julie-Ann Russell and Fiona O’Sullivan ensured the Republic of Ireland recorded a 2-0 victory over Slovenia in a FIFA World Cup qualifier at Tallaght Stadium.

In front of a crowd of 1,242 spectators, Sue Ronan’s team collected three points to remain in the hunt for a place at the 2015 finals in Canada with two qualifiers left to play.

It was a deserved win for Sue Ronan’s team moved them onto 14 points in Group 1 with four wins, two draws, and two defeats from their eight qualifiers. The 14 points represents Ireland biggest ever total from a Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign.

Next up for Ireland are trips to Slovakia and Germany next month with six points required, along with second-placed Russia slipping up, in order to clinch the runners-up spot.

Republic of Ireland: Byrne; O’Gorman, Quinn, Fahey, Duggan; Caldwell, Gorman (Littlejohn 46); Roche (Killeen 59), D O’Sullivan (Smyth 67), Russell; F O’Sullivan.

Slovenia: Mori; Marolt (Kralj 51), Rola, Kos, Tibaut; Nikl, Grad, Zganec, Jerina (Ketis 76); Zver; Erzen.

Referee: Linn Anderson (Sweden).

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