Serbia 1 - 0 Republic of Ireland | 2019 - Womens Under 17 | 2023523

UEFA Women's Under-17 ChampionshipQualifying Round | Sports Center of FA of Serbia, Stara Pazova
28 October 2018 - 14:00 (local time)

Serbia 1 - 0 Republic of Ireland

Tanasković(12) Full-time
Serbia Republic of Ireland

Ireland WU17 qualify for elite round despite Serbia defeat

Republic of Ireland Women's Under 17s qualified for the UEFA European Championships elite round despite a narrow 1-0 defeat to Serbia.
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28th Oct 2018

Ireland finished second in the group which sees the side progress to the elite round stages of the competition next year despite defeat in the final qualifying round game to the host nation Serbia. 

Colin Bell's side were dominant throughout the game but failed to find the net as the only goal of the game came in the 12th minute. 

Krstina Tanasković found space just outside the area and arrowed her strike into the bottom corner to seal the victory for the table-topping side, despite huge second-half pressure from Ireland. 

Ireland had 12 attempts in the second-half as Emily Whelan, Rebecca Cooke and Emily Whelan all saw their efforts go close. With three minutes remaining, Shelbourne Ladies' Jessica Ziu hit the post as Serbia's narrow advantage remained intact to condemn Ireland to defeat. 

"We're obviously happy to get qualification but disappointed with the result. We were the better team throughout the game and couldn't get the goal we deserved," said WU17 Head Coach Colin Bell.

"It was the most physical game we've had so far so the players will learn from the defeat. We just made the wrong decision at crucial times but we absolutely dominated and the players can be proud of the way they played. 

"There are a lot of positives to take from the three games. The squad has made fantastic progress over the course of the week and showed a willingness to learn and improve which is important. 

"We had a few injuries before we came out here and suffered injuries against Albania and Wales so the squad have dealt with that really well. It's important that we continue to work with the squad to keep improving ahead of the next phase."

The elite round draw will take place on Friday, November 23 in Nyon with the fixtures set to take place in spring 2019.

Republic of Ireland: Courtney Maguire (GK), Shauna Brennan, Mia Dodd, Ellie Ferguson, Jessica Ziu, Eabha O'Mahony (C), Emily Whelan, Rebecca Cooke (Lauren Egbuloniu 90), Emily Kraft, Katelyn Keogh (Sophie Liston 84), Therese Kinnevey (Aoife Horgan 88).

Serbia: Tatjana Perenčević (GK), Lena Marjanović, Isidora Gajdobranski (C), Milica Denda, Nikolina Milić, Margita Vasović, Zivana Stupar (Helena Host 74), Emilija Ema Petrović, Nina Čavić (Anastasija Ćirić 57), Krstina Tanasković (Milica Beronja 90), Teodora Stojaković (Dejana Magovčević 73).

Referee: Iuliana Demetrescu (ROU)

Tactical Lineups

Serbia

1 Perenčević (G) 2 Marjanović 4 Gajdobranski (C) 5 Denda 6 Milić 8 Vasović 9 Stupar 10 E. Petrović 11 Čavić 21 Tanasković 22 Stojaković

Substitutes

  • 12 Andrea Šipetić (G)
  • 3 Larisa Savić
  • 7 Nina Čavić
  • 13 Anastasija Ćirić
  • 14 Dejana Magovčević
  • 17 Milica Beronja
  • 18 Katarina Andrić
  • 19 Jana Stevanović
  • 20 Helena Host

Republic of Ireland

1 Maguire (G) 2 Brennan 4 Dodd 5 Ferguson 7 Ziu 8 O'Mahony (C) 9 Whelan 11 Cooke 13 Kraft 18 Keogh 20 Kinnevey

Officials

  • Referee Iuliana Demetrescu
  • Assistant Referee Alexandra Theodora Petrea
  • Assistant Referee Jana Eleferenko
  • 4th Referee Alexandra Ponomareva
  • Uefa Delegate Desislava Ralkova
  • Referee Observer Kirsi Heikkinen

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Živana Stupar (Serbia) is penalised for a foul on Therese Kinnevey (Republic of Ireland).
  • 5" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 6" Emilija Ema Petrović (Serbia) misses the target.
  • 12" Krstina Tanasković (Serbia) scores!
  • 13" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Isidora Gajdobranski (Serbia).
  • 16" Živana Stupar (Serbia) fouls.
  • 17" Katelyn Keogh (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 17" Tatjana Perenčević (Serbia) blocks a shot.
  • 17" Katelyn Keogh (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 20" Isidora Gajdobranski (Serbia) is penalised for a foul on Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland).
  • 20" Katelyn Keogh (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lena Marjanović (Serbia).
  • 22" Živana Stupar (Serbia) is flagged for offside.
  • 24" Teodora Stojaković (Serbia) misses the target.
  • 25" Živana Stupar (Serbia) fouls.
  • 27" Milica Denda (Serbia) is penalised for a foul on Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland).
  • 27" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 27" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 27" Tatjana Perenčević (Serbia) blocks a shot.
  • 31" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Milica Denda (Serbia).
  • 35" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 39" Živana Stupar (Serbia) is penalised for a foul on Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland).
  • 42" Mia Dodd (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 45+2" Margita Vasović (Serbia) delivers the corner.
  • 45+2" Emilija Ema Petrović (Serbia) has an attempt on goal.
  • 45+2" Courtney Maguire (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 45+3" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lena Marjanović (Serbia).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 47" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 48" Krstina Tanasković (Serbia) has an effort on goal.
  • 48" Courtney Maguire (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 49" Katelyn Keogh (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 50" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 51" Mina Čavić (Serbia) is penalised for a foul on Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland).
  • 51" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 53" Živana Stupar (Serbia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Therese Kinnevey (Republic of Ireland).
  • 57" Anastasija Ćirić (in) - Mina Čavić (out) (Serbia)
  • 58" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 62" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 62" Tatjana Perenčević (Serbia) blocks a shot.
  • 65" Emilija Ema Petrović (Serbia) is penalised for a foul on Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 66" Mia Dodd (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 67" Rebecca Cooke (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 68" Lena Marjanović (Serbia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Katelyn Keogh (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 68" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 68" Tatjana Perenčević (Serbia) blocks a shot.
  • 69" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 69" Ellie Ferguson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 71" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 72" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 72" Emily Kraft (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 73" Dejana Magovčević (in) - Teodora Stojaković (out) (Serbia)
  • 73" Helena Host (in) - Živana Stupar (out) (Serbia)
  • 75" Lena Marjanović (Serbia) fouls.
  • 75" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 76" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 76" Tatjana Perenčević (Serbia) blocks a shot.
  • 77" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 78" Anastasija Ćirić (Serbia) is penalised for a foul on Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland).
  • 78" Mia Dodd (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 78" Isidora Gajdobranski (Serbia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 79" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 79" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 80" Ellie Ferguson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 84" Sophie Liston (in) - Katelyn Keogh (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 87" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 87" Mia Dodd (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 87" Therese Kinnevey (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 88" Tatjana Perenčević (Serbia) blocks a shot.
  • 88" Krstina Tanasković (Serbia) fouls.
  • 88" Aoife Horgan (in) - Therese Kinnevey (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 89" Shauna Brennan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 89" Shauna Brennan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 89" Tatjana Perenčević (Serbia) blocks a shot.
  • 90" Milica Beronja (in) - Krstina Tanasković (out) (Serbia)
  • 90+1" Lauren Egbuloniu (in) - Rebecca Cooke (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 90+2" Lauren Egbuloniu (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 90+4" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 90+4" Tatjana Perenčević (Serbia) blocks a shot.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Serbia
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

1 5

Shots on Target

3 8

Shots off Target

2 6

Fouls Committed

14 7
  • Serbia

    Republic of Ireland

  • 1Goals0
  • 0Yellow Card(s)0
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 3Shots on Goal8
  • 2Shots Wide6
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked3
  • 8Save(s)2
  • 5Total Shots17
  • 14Fouls Committed7
  • 1Corner(s)5
  • 1Offside(s)3