Foyle Belles fightback to win 4-3 and go second in NIWFA League

Belfast Ravens beat Ambassadors
Belfast Ravens tackled by Ambassadors. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)
Foyle Belles went second in the Northern Ireland Women’s FA Championship, fighting back from 3-1 down against Comber Rec to win 4-3.
Comber Rec led 3-1 at half time but Ellie Redden struck twice for a Foyle victory. Ballymena United continue to lead the table following a comprehensive 9-0 victory over Coleraine,  Olivia Brown netting on four occasions. St James Swifts also kept themselves well in the chasing pack following a fine 7-1 victory at Killen Rangers, where  Claire Shaw scored four.

There were comfortable wins on the road for Lisburn Rangers, Belfast Celtic and Crewe United, the former leading the standings with a 100% record in their four games played so far. Belfast Celtic sit in second place, three points behind them.
All of the top three won, as Kilmore Rec, Camlough Rovers and St Oliver Plunkett beat Ballyclare Comrades Reserves, Banbridge Town and Ballymena Seconds respectively. Only one point now separates the top three, with Camlough ahead of Kilmore on goal difference and SOP one point behind. Elsewhere, Ballynahinch had a great 5-1 win over Larne Olympic.
Belfast Ravens v Ambassadors
Belfast Ravens shield the ball against Ambassadors. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)
Greenisland lead the way following a fine 4-1 victory over Shamrock, however Ballymoney United are hot on their heels only three points behind with two games in hand. Antrim Rovers had a fine 5-2 win at Banbridge Rangers to put some distance between them and the lower end of the table, whilst Belfast Ravens will have been well pleased to have secured a great 2-0 win over Ambassadors.
Leaders Craigavon City picked up three points after Strabane Athletic had to forfeit their match up. Lisburn Ladies Swifts kept in the hunt following a 2-0 win over Ballymoney Reserves, with Moneyslane’s second win of the season coming 3-2 over the 22nd Ladies.
Lisburn Distillery stayed top but were made to fight hard all the way against a resilient Comber Rec Reserves. Futuro Falcons continue to chase down the l;eaders following a comfortable success over Belfast Ravens Reserves. Crewe United Reserves also had a strong win whe defeating First Bangor.
There were big winning score lines for Lisbellaw United and Maiden City over Mid Ulster Reserves and Raceview respectively, ensured both sides remain at the top of the standings with Lisbellaw leading the way by three points from the Derry-based side.


This seasons NIWFA Super cup competition also got underway this week, with Ballyclare Comrades, Futuro Falcons and Bangor all making their way into the first round of the competition.  Bangor were pushed to extra time by Belfast Ravens, while the Falcons will have been well pleased with their 2-0 win over higher league opposition in Rosario.

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