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Northern Ireland women produced another magnificent performance on Tuesday night and were on the verge of a famous victory, only to be denied by a stoppage time goal.
The World Cup qualifier with star-studded Austria at Seaview finished 2-2.
The visitors had taken a half-time lead but within five minutes of the restart Kenny Shiels' side had turned the game on its head.
Firstly, Glentoran forward Lauren Wade slotted the equaliser, then ex-Glens, now Rangers player Demi Moore fired in a stunning long-range free kick-kick.
The Austrians didn't know what hit them!
They eventually recovered their composure and pressure in the closing minutes eventually paid off with that late, late leveller.
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Cruel ending, Austria equalise in injury time after goals by Lauren Wade and a stunning free-kick from Demi Vance had NI on the verge of a famous victory. Great #GAWA performance though.
📸CSX Sports/Chris Scott pic.twitter.com/NspCQrwHpL
Rough justice for the NI girls and the outstanding Green and White Army fans at a rocking Shore Road.
But they go again and are still in the running for a spot at the World Cup, hot on the heels of qualifying for the Euros - and the draw for that is on Thursday.
Hosts England will be joined by 15 qualifiers from 6 to 31 July next year, with the teams drawn into four groups of four.
In the hat - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England (hosts), Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands (holders), Northern Ireland, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
Celebrations as Demi Vance puts NI in front with a sublime free-kick. Pic: CSX Sports/Chris Scott
Also on Tuesday night, Portadown and Cliftonville set up a quarter-final clash in the BetMcLean Cup.
They'll meet in the last eight at Shamrock Park on November 9th after this:
FT: BetMcLean League Cup— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 26, 2021
Portadown 1-0 Ballinamallard
Ards 1-4 Cliftonville
Joe The Goal @JoeGormley19 nets for the 225th time for the Reds on his 356th appearance. Incredible record. #BetMcLeanCup pic.twitter.com/mMZnSM5JGm