Cliftonville Ladies maintain one-point advantage over Glentoran

Glentoran Women beat Linfield
Glentoran celebrate the only goal of the game against Crusaders Strikers. (Photo: Johnny Caldwell)

Caitlin McGuinness netted twice as Cliftonville defeated Linfield 3-0 to retain their position at the top of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership. 

Cliftonville 3-0 Linfield
Glentoran 1-0 Crusaders Strikers
Sion Swifts 2-0 Derry City
Lisburn 2-0 Mid Ulster

The Reds maintain their one-point advantage over champions Glentoran, who edged out Crusaders Strikers 1-0 at Ashfield Boys HS, while the North Belfast side also have a game in hand. 

McGuinness netted in either half against her former club with Marissa Callaghan also on the scoresheet to secure a potentially priceless victory for John McGrady’s side. 

Glentoran – who still have to play the Reds – kept their title hopes alive as Chloe McCarron’s first half goal was enough to defeat a resilient Crusaders Strikers. 

Crusaders Strikers v Glentoran
Crusaders Strikers v Glentoran. (Photo: Ephy McConnell)

Cliftonville play their game in hand this weekend as they host Sion Swifts, before the Reds face a huge North Belfast derby test at Crusaders next week, while Glentoran host Linfield. 

Elsewhere on Wednesday, first half goals from Claragh Quigg and Tara O’Connor saw Sion defeat Derry City by two goals at Melvin Sports Complex.

Lisburn also recorded a two-goal victory as they beat Mid Ulster at the Bluebell Stadium; Stacey Murdough’s first half strike and a late own goal from Eimear McGarrity settling the game. 

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