NIWFA Leagues: Comber Rec comeback to beat Belfast Celtic

St Marys (Newtownabbey) 2-1 Belfast Swifts
St Marys (Newtownabbey) 2-1 Belfast Swifts. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

Comber Rec came back to defeat Belfast Celtic 3-2 in the Electric Ireland NIWFA Championship this week.

Comber had started the game well leading through Carys Woods however they were rocked back by two Celtic goals from Chloe Keenan and Ursula McCotter. Undeterred, Comber fought back eventually winning the game through two goals from Shannon McCullough. Elsewhere, St.James Swifts were awarded a walkover when Foyle Belles were unable to fulfil the fixture.St Oliver Plunkett remain top of Division One following a comfortable win over Kilmore Rec, although Camlough Rovers kept themselves well in contention with a strong home win over Ballynahinch. Coleraine’s disappointing start to the season continued as they lost 0-2 to Armagh City.

Division Two leaders Ballymoney United made it seven wins from seven but were pushed all the way by a battling Ambassadors side, who were well in the game until the closing stages. Elsewhere there were wins for Greenisland and Belfast Ravens, with Rosario and Ballyclare Comrades Reserves battling out a 1-1 draw.

Ballymena Utd Res v Greenisland
Ballymena Utd Res v Greenisland. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

Division Three leaders Strabane Athletic had to come from two goals down to eventually win 4-2 at 22nd Ladies.
Banbridge Town won a great seven goal thriller away at Shamrock, with Craigavon City securing a comfortable win over Moneyslane,

The race for Division Four continues with all top three sides – Lisburn Distillery, Lisbellaw United and Maiden City – all securing comfortable wins. Banbridge Rangers and Futuro Falcons ended goalless.

Antrim Rovers’ fine season continued with another victory which sees them remain top of the Division Five table, Ballymoney United Reserves remain on their tails following their win against First Bangor. Belfast Ravens II were the other winners this week in Division Five.

Bloomfield opened a five point gap at the top of the Division Six table after defeating their nearest rivals Ballynahinch Olympic, while St Marys withstood the challenge of Belfast Swifts to remain in third place. Donegal Celtic v Ards Rangers and Shorts v Rathfriland both ended in draws.

In the Development League, Valley Rangers recorded a victory over Holywood.

How they finished in 2022/23: Women’s County Leagues (3/3)

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