NIWFA Championship top two level on points ahead of clash

Greenisland 1-2 Ballyclare Comrades
Greenisland 1-2 Ballyclare Comrades. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

Ballyclare Comrades and Lisburn Rangers remain level on points at the top of the Electric Ireland NIWFA Championship table. 

Hat-tricks from Gracie Conway and Aimee Kerr ensured a comfortable 6-1 win for Ballyclare Comrades at Comber Rec, while Lisburn Rangers were awarded a 3-0 walk`over when Bangor were unable to field a team

Next week sees the two sides going head-to-head for the first time this season, which should give a clearer picture on who will be in the frame for honours come the end of the season.

The other game in the Championship saw St.James Swifts come from a Caoimhe McTasney goal down to beat Belfast Celtic 3-1, thanks to a double for Siobhan Bell and a single strike from Anna Whibley.

The top of the table clash in Division One saw St Oliver Plunkett pick up a valuable point from their visit to nearest rivals Camlough Rovers, as the sides battled out a 2-2 draw to remain 7 points clear. Kilmore Rec picked up three points as they comfortably defeated Armagh City.

Greenisland 1-2 Ballyclare Comrades
Greenisland 1-2 Ballyclare Comrades. (Photo: Ephy McConnell)

There were Division Two wins this week for Ambassadors, Rosario and leaders Ballymoney United, with the closest a thrilling game between Greenisland and Ballyclare Comrades Reserves, eventually decided by an Aimee Allan strike.

There was a massive win for Craigavon City in Division Three as they defeated leaders Strabane Athletic to move within two points of them. A win for the 22nd Ladies over Shamrock saw them move into third place, while  Banbridge Town and Dromara Village shared eight goals in a high-scoring draw.

With Division Four leaders Lisburn Distillery not having a game this week, nearest opponents Lisbellaw and Maiden City both made the most of opportunities to close the gap by easing past Mid Ulster Reserves and Banbridge Rangers respectively. Draperstown edged past Comber Rec Reserves 2-1.

It was home comforts all round in Division Five with wins for Lisburn Rangers Athletic (v 1st Bangor), Raceview (vs Ballymoney Utd Reserves) and Belfast Celtic Res (v Belfast Ravens II). Despite all this it’s Antrim Town who continue to lead the way.

Just the two games in Division Six this week, with the seemingly unstoppable Bloomfield once again securing three points after victory over Shorts Women, Belfast Swifts being the other side to pick up a win.

Just the one game was played in the Development League, with Valley Rangers maintaining their 100% record following a win over Oxford Sunnyside.

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