#DanskeWomensPrem: Glentoran’s winning start ended by Sion Swifts

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Sion Swifts held Glentoran to a 2-2 draw, Cliftonville and Linfield both win to move within a point of the NIFL Danske Bank Women’s Premiership leaders.

Glentoran dropped their first points of the campaign as two goals in the final 20 minutes from Sion Swifts rescued a point at the Melvin Sports Complex.

After a scoreless first half, Glens looked to be on their way to three points thanks to two goals from Demi Vance.

However, the Strabane-based hosts, who eliminated Linfield from the League Cup two days earlier, struck back through Tyler Toland and Lauren Brennan to rescue a point.

Cliftonville made it two wins from two as they inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Derry City, who are still without a point, at Solitude.

Despite being scoreless at half-time, a double from Leah McEvoy and a Marissa Callaghan free-kick gave the points to the Reds.

Linfield returned to winning ways with a convincing two-goal victory over Crusaders at Seaview thanks to efforts from Kelsie Burrows and Megan Bell.

Meanwhile, this year’s nominees for the prestigious NIFL Women’s Personality of the Year Award have be revealed as;

  • Rachel Furness (Reading)
  • Simone Magill (Everton)
  • Billie Simpson (Cliftonville)

Winners will be announced at the 2019 NI Football Awards on 13 May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.