#DanskeWomensPrem: Campaign ends with high-scoring evening

Linfield beat Crusaders Strikers
Linfield defeated Crusaders Strikers. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

The Danske Bank Women’s Premiership drew to a close on Wednesday night with a remarkable 21 goals flying in across the three matches. 

Glentoran’s title party began with another convincing victory – their ninth in a row in the top-flight – as they saw off Derry City 9-1.

Lauren Wade was top scorer on the night as she bagged four goals in total and remarkably she scored twice within the space of a minute on two occasions.

Caragh Hamilton scored twice for the Glens, Nadene Caldwell, Danielle Maxwell and Cora Morgan one apiece, before Caroline Gallagher got a consolation goal for the Candystripes.

Cliftonville also saw off their campaign in style as they hit Sion Swifts for six in an entertaining 6-2 win at Solitude. 

Kirsty McGuinness and Fionnula Morgan both bagged braces for John McGrady’s side after Louise McDaniel opened the scoring, with Caitlin McGuinness also on target.

Erin McLaughlin and Caoirse Doherty both found the net for Sion, who finish the campaign in fourth spot.

Linfield finished the campaign with a 2-1 victory over Crusaders at New Midgely Park. 

The Blues raced into an early two-goal lead thanks to a Rebecca Bassett strike and Victoria Carleton penalty. Danielle McDowell pulled a goal back for the Crues eight minutes after half-time.

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