Published Thursday, 31 October 2013
NI players rue a missed chance in the game. (© Presseye)
Despite the draw, Alfie Wylie's side will be disappointed at not grabbing all three points on offer after a performance which saw them dominate throughout.
Sarah McFadden and 16-year-old Aimee Mackin both went close in the first half, denied on each occasion by visiting 'keeper Almina Hodžic.
After the break, Mackin threatened again as did Jessica Doran and substitute Lynda Shepherd.
But the ultimate frustration was reserved until right at the end when Julie Nelson almost secured what would have been a much deserved victory with a free-kick from just outside the area but, agonisingly, the ball struck the upright.
Northern Ireland continue their campaign when Poland visit Mourneview Park on 23 November.
Northern Ireland: Emma Higgins, Alexandra Hurst, Demi Vance, Nadene Caldwell, Julie Nelson, Ashley Hutton, Sarah McFadden, Jessica Doran, Kirsty McGuinness, Aimee Mackin, Danielle McDowell subs Jacqueline Burns (not used), Lynda Shepherd (replaced McDowell 57), Lisa Armour (not used), Lyndsay Corry (replaced McGuinness 80), Amy McGivern (not used), Marissa Callaghan (replaced Doran 90+1), Doherty (not used)
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