Sion Swifts recorded a statement four-goal victory over Danske Bank Women’s Premiership rivals Glentoran on Wednesday night.
Donna Kay Henry bagged a brace for the Strabane-based hosts while Kristen Desmond and Amy Carr were also among the scorers in the impressive display.
The McGuinness sisters were once again on target for Linfield as the champions maintained their title challenge with a three-goal victory at Crusaders.
Kirsty – the Blues captain and the league’s top scorer this campaign – netted twice (moving her up to 21 league strikes in 13 games) while youngster sister Caitlin also found the net for her 10th league goal of the season, the fourth highest in the division.
Those two results have drastically altered the race for the title – with Sion leading the way on 35 points from 14 games, while the Blues are one point behind having played a game less while Glentoran are a further two points further back with 15 games played.
Cliftonville moved to within seven points of the Glens, having played one game fewer, following a 3-1 home victory over Derry City.
Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan twice found the target while Megan Moran also scored, with Rosie Cunningham registering for the visitors.