30 September 2014

596: 11 October 2014

Saturday, 11th October 2014. KO 19:45 BST
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 2 - FAROE ISLANDS (FRO) (H/T 2-0)

Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: 10,047
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Assistant Referees: Danny Krasikow (ISR), Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)
Fourth Official: Sharon Eyal (ISR)
Additional Referees: Eli Hacmon (ISR), Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)
Goalscorers: NIR: McAuley 6, Lafferty 20

NORTHERN IRELAND: (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
4-1-4-1
Roy Carroll; Conor McLaughlin, Shane Ferguson _, Gareth McAuley [Luke McCullough 56], Aaron Hughes, Chris Baird, Niall McGinn [Paddy McCourt 67], Steven Davis, Jamie Ward, Kyle Lafferty [Josh Magennis 84], Oliver Norwood
Unused subs: Michael McGovern (gk), Alan Mannus (gk), Ryan McGivern, Billy McKay, Corry Evans, Sammy Clingan, Ryan McLaughlin, Ben Reeves

FAROE ISLANDS: (white shirts, blue shorts, white socks)
Manager: Lars Olsen (DEN)
Captain: Fródi Benjaminsen
Nielsen; Gregersen, Nattestad, Justinussen [Bartalsstovu 90+1], Davidsen, Thor Naes _, Benjaminsen, Hansson, Holst [Olsen 82], Edmundsson, Klettskard [Hansen 75]
Unused subs: Thomsen (gk), Gestsson (gk), Hanssen, Sorensen, Mellemgaard, Baldvinsson, Vatnhamar, Djurhuus, Hansen

Reports:
BBC
UEFA
Daily Mail
Irish FA


Programme/Teamsheet:
Match Pictures:
K. Lafferty, C. Baird, A. Hughes, R. Carroll, G. McAuley, C. McLaughlin
S. Ferguson, N. McGinn, O. Norwood, S. Davis, J. Ward

Pre-Match:
Northern Ireland Squad (Irish FA)
Goalkeepers: Roy Carroll (Notts County), Alan Mannus (St. Johnstone), Michael McGovern (Hamilton Academical)
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Brighton & Hove Albion), Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion), Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion), Jonathan Evans (Manchester United), Ryan McGivern (Port Vale), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town), Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers), Ryan McLaughlin (Liverpool)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion), Sammy Clingan (Kilmarnock), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Oliver Norwood (Reading), Shane Ferguson (Newcastle United), Paul Paton (Dundee United), Ben Reeves (MK Dons), Pat McCourt (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Jamie Ward (Derby County), Billy McKay (Inverness C.T.), Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock), Will Grigg (MK Dons)

Notes:
  • Faroe Islands captain Benjaminsen had a penalty saved by Carroll on 37.
  • Windsor Park had a reduced capacity due to ongoing buildings works. 10,047 represented a full house.
  • David Healy was presented with a special award from the AoNISC at half-time in recognition of his goalscoring record.

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