NIWFA: Greenisland storm to victory in competitive debut

Greenisland won their competitive debut
Bob Hall Sports Photography

The start of the new Electric Ireland NI Women’s FA League season was a historical occasion for Greenisland, who won the club’s first ever competitive match.

The side from County Antrim opened their Division 4 campaign on Friday evening at home to Dromara Village, making a powerful start to their new venture with an 8-0 victory.

Greenisland were far from being alone in their competitive debut, with the NIWFA introducing a new division comprised entirely of new teams, among a league now boasting 49 sides.

NIWFA Chair Valerie Heron said: “We are delighted to finally be able to launch the 2021 season. Although training has only been allowed since 12 April, and competitive matches have only been allowed since 23 April, we are in a strong position with an increase in both participating teams and divisions. For the second season running, we have had enough applications from new teams to fill a division, which reflects the continuing growth of the game.”

Greenisland v Dromara Village
Bob Hall Sports Photography

Meanwhile, the draw for the ToalsBet.Com County Antrim Women’s Challenge Cup has been made.

Preliminary Round – (on or before Friday 18 June)

Crusaders Strikers v Linfield
Larne v Newhill
1st Round (on or before Friday 16 July)
Larne FC/Newhill v Dromara Village
Glentoran v Cliftonville
Carnmoney v Comber Rec
East Belfast v St Oliver Plunkett
Ballymena United v Belfast Celtic
Ballymoney United v Crusaders Strikers/Linfield
Rosario v Lisburn
Belfast Ravens v St James Swifts

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