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Womens Premiership


10 Sep 2019

The Danske Bank Women's Premiership continues tonight as we preview the matches in gameweek 19 of the 2019 campaign.

League leaders Sion Swifts travel to basement side Comber Rec - who recorded their first victory of the season last week - while champions Linfield play Cliftonville at home. Glentoran will hope to keep their slim title hopes alive at home to Crusaders.

Comber Rec. Ladies v. Sion Swifts Ladies (venue: Londonderry Park; kick-off 8pm)

Sion Swifts finish their league campaign with successive away matches against the league's bottom two sides - they travel to Derry this week - but may be wary after Comber Rec. recorded their first top-flight victory last week against the Candystripes.

However, the Strabane-based side have already beaten Comber - who are in their first season in the Premiership - 10-0 in both of their previous meetings this campaign.

Donna-Kay Henry, who won the Player of the Month award for August, has ended her short stint at Sion to return to her work commitments. Sion are currently four points clear of second-placed Linfield, who have two games in hand.

Glentoran Women v. Crusaders Strikers (venue: The Oval; kick-off 8pm)

Glentoran's title hopes for this campaign are all but over although they will be hoping for a strong finish to their league season ahead of the Irish Cup final against Linfield.

The Glens have lost two of their last three league games - both against Sion Swifts - but the Crues have lost six of their last eight outings in a disappointing league season, where they are destined to finish fifth.

Glentoran have won each of their last six meetings against the North Belfast side but the last two meetings have drawn an aggregate score of just 3-0.

Linfield v. Cliftonville Ladies (venue: New Midgley Park; kick-off 8pm)

Linfield blew a two-goal lead at home to Sion Swifts in their last match and are now four points behind the County Tyrone side, but the Blues do have two games in hand.

Linfield have won both meetings between the sides this season by a whopping aggregate scoreline of 13-0 but the two previous clashes between the pair had been decided by a single goal.

After this match, the Blues must travel to Glentoran before taking on Comber Rec and Derry City in the run-in for the title - which would be the South Belfast side's fourth in a row.

The Reds have collected just 10 points from their last eight league outings.