Crusaders Strikers leapfrog Linfield Ladies

Crusaders Leapfrog Linfield
Photo: Ephy McConnell

Crusaders Strikers moved above Linfield into the top half of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership with a one-goal victory at New Midgely Park.

Derry City 0-7 Cliftonville
Linfield 0-1 Crusaders Strikers
Sion Swifts 3-1 Lisburn

Aimee-Lee Peachey – a recent arrival at the North Belfast side from Glentoran – netted the only goal of the game three minutes before the break, from a rebound after an initial effort came back off the post.

Emily Wilson had the opportunity to double the Strikers lead late on but her penalty was dragged wide of goal, although the Blues could not breach the visitor’s defence.

That result sees Crusaders leapfrog Linfield into the top four, they have two points more than the Blues and have played one game fewer.

Cliftonville maintained their 100 percent winning start to their Danske Bank Women’s Premiership campaign as they ran out seven-goal victors at Derry City.

Caitlin McGuinness, Kirsty McGuinness and Marissa Callaghan all netted doubles for the Reds, while their Northern Ireland international teammate Abbie Magee was also on target in the rout.

Sion Swifts remain third as they ran out 3-1 victors at home to Lisburn, with Teegan Lynch, Naomi McLaughlin and Kerryanne Brown all scoring for the hosts.

Stacey Murdough had levelled up for Lisburn after Lynch’s early opener, but McLaughlin restored the home side’s lead before Brown wrapped up the points late on.

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