Glentoran stormed to a 6-1 win over second-placed Danske Bank Women’s Premiership side Crusaders Strikers in the Electric Ireland Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals on Monday 9th July.
Five star second-half Glens
Glentoran had been the first side to defeat Crusaders this season but their league victory over Strikers last month was eclipsed by this impressive cup result, especially with the scores having been level at the break.
Ali McMaster’s opener for Glentoran was cancelled out but she restored her side’s lead in the second half.
Demi Vance, Rachel Rogan, Kelly Bailie and Sarah Connolly all added a goal apiece to make sure of a place in the semi-finals.
Linfield net nine at Derry City
Premiership leaders Linfield almost matched their double-figure league defeat of Derry City but fell one short with a 9-0 win.
Louise McDaniel grabbed six goals, with one each for Megan Bell, Louise McFrederick and Lauren Robson.
Dempster to the fore
Cliftonville matched that at Championship side Ballymena United Allstars, where Billie Simpson bagged a first-half brace and Amber Dempster also scored before the interval.
Leah McEvoy made it 4-0 after the restart and Dempster struck twice to complete her hat-trick.
Substitute Holly Mailey had two goals disallowed but Dempster hit her fourth and McEvoy got the final two for her treble.
Sion Swifts ran out 8-0 winners over lower league Carnmoney
Amy Boyle-Carr out the holders in front, with Michelle McDaid then scoring twice and Kendra McMullan making it 4-0.
Tyler Toland added a couple and McDaid completed the scoring with her third goal.