Northern Ireland Women’s FA – Week Seven Review

Carnmoney overcame Comber Rec
Carnmoney overcame Comber Rec. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

Lisburn Ladies won the clash of the NIWFA Championship’s top two, St James’s Swifts taking the chance to climb into second place.

CHAMPIONSHIP

It was Lisburn Ladies who triumphed in the big top of the table clash by 4-1 against Mid Ulster, outdone by goals from Stacey Murdough (2), Morgan Shannon and an injury time strike from Rachel Kerr. This result allowed St James’s Swifts to move into second place by winning 10-4 at Belfast Celtic, where Amber Dempster and Carla Devine hit hat-tricks. The long journey to Castlederg proved too much for Ballymena who lost 5-0 to Killen Rangers, whose Stacey Johnston scored twice.

DIVISION ONE

Larne kept up their 100% record but had to come from behind at Coleraine, as Storm Ballantyne’s opener brought replies from Elle Houston and Amanda Morton. Ballymacash remain in second place following a fine 4-0 victory over Portadown, Chloe Glover scoring two of the four second-half goals. Armagh City comfortably won 5-0 at Crewe United, aided by a Phillipa Dougan-Toal treble.

Crewe Utd v Armagh City
Crewe Utd v Armagh City. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

BEST OF THE REST

St Oliver Plunkett took the chance to close the gap on the top two in Division 2 by winning at Bangor but Belfast Swifts were unable to do likewise after losing at Banbridge Town.

The top of the table clash in Division 3 between Ballynahinch and Kilmore Rec saw the sides battle out a 1-1 draw, a result which allowed Camlough Rovers to gain ground by defeating Carnmoney.

Rosario regained top place in Division 4 following a comfortable win over Belfast Ravens Seconds, whilst the 22nd Ladies also returned to winning ways with a victory at Dromara Village.

Newhill moved back to the top of the Division 5 standings with a great win over Ballymoney United Reserves.

Aimee Kerr led the way with a four-goal haul as Carnmoney put ten past a weakened Comber Rec side in the County Antrim Cup.

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