ZOE GREEN AGAIN PLAYED the full game as the Republic of Ireland Under 17-s hammered Andorra 7-0 in Izmir, Turkey, to go to the top of Group 1 in the First Phase Qualifiers.
The Lagan Harps left-back also played in the 3-0 win over Ukraine on Thursday.
Dave Bell’s team are in pole position in their group ahead of their final group game on Tuesday, against the hosts, Turkey.
First-half goals from Lauren Kelly and Heather Payne put Ireland in control before they began to dominate with Payne netting a second, while Lauren Homan, Saoirse Noonan, Tiegan Ruddy, and Leah Reybet-Degat were also on target.
Rathmullan native Green retained her spot at left-back and will be confident of retaining her spot for Tuesday’s crucial clash.
Picture caption: The Republic of Ireland Under-17s before today’s game against Andorra. Zoe Green is on extreme right of back row. Picture courtesy of FAI.
Manager Bell is taking nothing for granted ahead of that game.
“We’ve done what we had to do and win our two games so far,” he said.
“As well as scoring 10 goals, we haven’t conceded yet either and that’s very important because as good as we have been attacking we have also been very good defensively.
“It was always my intention to give as many girls a chance to play in the games and we managed to do that against Andorra. But we won’t relax and think that everything is okay now because we have a big game against Turkey on Tuesday.
“We came here to top the group and that is what we want to do. We’ve had two very good wins and performances, but Turkey will be a really difficult game and we have to prepare for that.”