Only three weeks into the new season, things are already taking shape across the Electric Ireland NIWFA leagues.
ELECTRIC IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP
There are suggestions of a two horse race, with Lisburn Rangers and Ballyclare Comrades both now six points clear of their closest rivals at the top of the table. Rangers comfortably won 8-2 at St James where Sophie Megaw hit a hat-trick, while Ballyclare defeated Bangor 4-2 with Aimee Kerr netting all their four goals. Elsewhere, Comber Rec and Foyle Belles drew 1-1, Lucy Carville and Molly Liddy the respective goal scorers.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION ONE
There’s also a gap now appearing here with Larne Olympic and St Oliver Plunkett making it three wins from three games played, defeating Kilmore Rec and Armagh City respectively. Ballynahinch picked up their first points of the season with a comfortable first win at Coleraine.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION TWO
Big wins for Ballymoney United and Greenisland mean both remain with 100% records, although Ambassadors lost a little ground at the top after being held 1-1 by Ballymena United. Ballyclare Comrades Reserves comfortably won against Portadown.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION THREE
Strabane are the only team remaining with a perfect record after winning away at Banbridge Town, and in doing so ending the perfect start to the league for their hosts. Shamrock also picked up three points with victory over Moneyslane, the other games both ending 1-1 for Lisburn Ladies v Craigavon and Dromara Village v 22nd Ladies.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION FOUR
The big game saw Lisburn Distillery defeating Maiden City 2-1, despite going behind to an early penalty for the visitors. This result sees the Whites of Distillery and Lisbellaw lead, with the latter defeating Banbridge Rangers. Elsewhere Comber Rec Reserves defeated the Futuro Falcons and Draperstown Celtic and Mid Ulster battled out a 1-1 draw.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION FIVE
Big wins from Ballymoney United Reserves and Antrim Town mean the former lead by three points while Antrim have a game in hand. Lisburn Rangers Athletic and Raceview drew 2-2 in an entertaining game at the Barbour playing fields.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION SIX
There were no less than 27 goals scored across the four games, with the outcome meaning Bloomfield lead the way in the standings. St Marys and Ballynahinch Olympic drew 1-1 as their perfect starts ended.