Back-to-back NIWFA wins for Bangor and Ballymena United

Ballymena United Women
Ballymena United Women. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

Bangor FC Ladies and Ballymena United Women have both won their opening two games on the NIWFA Championship campaign.

Bangor netted nine against Foyle Belles in midweek, when Ballymena United just got the better of Sion Swifts three goals to two.

It was goalless between St Oliver Plunkett and Ballyclare Comrades but Camlough Rovers and Belfast Celtic shared six goals and St James Swifts overcame Comber Rec 6-2.

Rosario YC kicked off Division 1 by beating Ballynahinch 4-1, Ambassadors ran out 4-0 winners at Armagh City, Ballymoney United Ladies went one better against Ballyclare Comrades Reserves, before Greenisland knocked 20 goals past Kilmore Rec.

Greenisland Ladies 20-0 Kilmore Rec Ladies, NIWFA Leagues
Greenisland won big against Kilmore Rec. (Photo: Ephy McConnell)

Ballymena United Women Reserves won 4-0 away to Coleraine in Division 2, a Lisburn derby was drawn 1-1 between Swifts and Distillery, 22nd Ladies returned from Banbridge Town 5-0 victors and Craigavon City were held 2-2 at home by Strabane Athletic.

First up in Division 3 was a 7-0 success for Belfast Ravens over Dromara Village, Maiden City edged Ballymoney United Ladies Reserves 3-2, Lisbellaw United stuck eight goals past Portadown, while Carrick Rangers Falcons got the sole goal of the match with Mid Ulster Reserves.

Lisburn Ladies Athletic v Antrim Town, NIWFA Div 4
Lisburn Ladies Athletic were beaten at home by Antrim Town. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

Antrim Town began with a 5-0 win at Lisburn Rangers Athletic in Division 4, it finished 2-2 between Belfast Ravens II and Belfast Swifts, 3-3 in Moneyslane’s match with Ballynahinch Olympic, while Raceview ran out 4-1 winners at Draperstown Celtic Diamonds.

Ards Rangers beat Comber Rec Reserves 3-0 in Division 5, where there were also wins for St Marys (Newtownabbey) 7-2 over Shorts FC, Valley Rangers 3-2 against Oxford Sunnyside and Rathfriland 2-1 at home to Donegal Celtic.

Ballymena United v Bloomfield Ladies, Toal Bet Challenge Cup at the Showgrounds
Ballymena United Women beat Bloomfield 3-0 in the ToalsBet Cup Preliminary Round. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

In Division 6, Bloomfield were beaten 3-0 at home by Greenisland II’s, 22nd Ladies II lost out 3-2 to visitors Carrick Rangers Falcons II, 1st Bangor Ladies edged Wellington Rec 4-3 and Holywood saw off Raceview Athletic 4-2.

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