NIWFA: Lisburn Ladies and Mid Ulster maintain perfect starts

NIWFA Championship leaders, Lisburn Ladies
Photo: @LisburnLadiesFc

Leaders Lisburn and second-placed Mid Ulster both continued their 100 percent records in the Northern Ireland Women’s FA Championship.

Championship – Lisburn Ladies continued their charge for promotion as they kept their perfect start to the season ongoing with a comfortable 9-2 win at East Belfast, including a Kerry Taggart hat-trick. Mid Ulster Ladies also kept up the pace at the top of the table defeating Belfast Celtic 4-0, aided by a treble from Jessica Magee. St James Swifts find themselves in third place after easily defeating Ballymena United 9-1. three apiece by Amber Dempster and Molly White. Shannon McCullough goal proved to be decisive as Comber Rec picked up their first win of the season by defeating Killen Rangers.

Division 1 – Larne made it four wins from four following a 4-1 result over Armagh City, despite going a goal behind to a Beth McKinney strike, Georgia Crawford and Amanda Morton hit back with a brace each. Foyle Belles were pushed all the way before eventually winning 3-2 at Coleraine, as Ellie Redden, Michaela McGilloway and Loren Smallwoods all found the net.

Division Two – Bangor picked up their first points of the season with a victory over Banbridge Town, while St Oliver Plunkett beat Ballymena United Reserves.

Division Three – There were away wins in all four games with Carnmoney, Kilmore Rec, Ballynahinch and Camlough Rovers all victorious. It’s Ballynainch and Camlough leading the way in with 13 points, Kilmore Rec in close pursuit on nine with a game in hand.

Greenisland beat 22nd Ladies 3-2
Greenisland beat 22nd Ladies 3-2. (Photo: Ephy McConnell)

Division Four – It was a tough week for Belfast Ravens Reserves who suffered two heavy defeats to Rosario and Ballymoney United.  Greenisland edged home against the 22nd Ladies and Antrim Rovers defeated Ambassadors. Rosario currently lead the way, with Ballymoney in hot pursuit,

Division Five – Strabane and Newhill closed the gap on the leaders Lisburn Swifts, both taking advantage of a free week for the Swifts and securing wins over Belfast Celtic and JM Ladies respectively.

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