Northern Ireland Danske Bank Premiership women’s round up
Linfield Ladies fell to their first defeat of the Women’s Danske Bank Premiership losing 2-1 to Crusaders Strikers at the new Midgley Park.
Crusaders and Northern Ireland captain put her side ahead on 37 minutes as she popped up at the back post to stab her effort beyond Ulster women’s footballer of the year Lauren Perry.
Celine Curtis made it 2-0 in the second half as the former Cliftonville midfielder scored with a stunning strike from 25 yards leaving Perry with very little chance of scoring.
Despite Kirsty McGuinness pulling a goal back Ryan McConville’s side held on to claim what could be a crucial three points to go to the top of the table.
Cliftonville Ladies eased to a 5-0 victory at Derry City Ladies thanks to goals from Emma McMaster,Hannah Grieve,Orlaith McVeagh and a double from former Linfield striker Amber Dempster.
Newly promoted side Portadown who are yet to pick up a point in their first four games slumped to a 6-0 defeat away at Sion Swifts who sit in third with 7 points.