by UTV Reporter William Esler
Northern Ireland’s women began their run of friendlies in Marbella with a 3-1 victory over the Faroe Islands.
Sam Kelly opened the scoring just six minutes into the game, before Sarah McFadden and Chloe McCarron added to the tally just before half-time.
The Faroe Islands pulled a goal back in the second-half, but Northern Ireland remained in control to see out the victory.
Next up Kenny Shiels’ side face Switzerland on Sunday, before taking on Romania next Wednesday – with both games again at the Marbella Football Centre.
The warm weather training camp in the south of Spain is part of the squad’s move to full-time status this year ahead of their first major tournament when the European Championships are held in England this summer.