#ElectricIreland Women’s Cup: Cliftonville avoid upset at Lisburn Rangers

Crusaders Strikers appeal for a ghoal
Crusaders Strikers appeal for a goal against St James Swifts. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

Three sides comfortably made the Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup semi-finals but Cliftonville had to battle through at Lisburn Rangers.

Carnmoney 0-7 Glentoran
Crusaders Strikers 4-0 St James’ Swifts
Lisburn Rangers 2-4 Cliftonville
Mid Ulster 0-7 Sion Swifts

Lisburn Rangers gave Cliftonville an early shock but the visitors hit back to win 4-2. Marissa Callaghan claimed a hat-trick and Louise McDaniel got the Premiership side’s other goal.

Crusaders Strikers saw off St James’s Swifts 4-0, with a Lisa Armour double and singles from Emily Wilson and Kirsty Cameron.

Crusaders Strikers v St James Swifts
Crusaders Strikers v St James Swifts. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

Glentoran cruised through 7-0 at Carnmoney, where Alison McMaster and Casey Howe scored twice. Chloe McCarron was also on target after joining from Birmingham City, with Rachel Rogan and Kerry Beattie the Glens’ other scorers.

Sion Swifts also won 7-0 on the road, Kerry Brown’s three goals at Mid Ulster including a penalty. Erin Fildara added a couple, Cora Chambers contributed once and a Zoe McGlynn with a spot-kick.

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