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Womens Premiership

WOMEN'S PREMIERSHIP: GAME WEEK SEVEN PREVIEW

11 Nov 2020
football
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The Danske Bank Women’s Premiership resumes tonight as we preview the matches in game week seven of the 2020 campaign.
 
There have been seven weeks since the last full round of action was completed due to the widespread disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic, with just four fixtures completed in that timeframe.
 
With just ten match days in the entire campaign, every point counts and every match has significance for the sides involved.
 
Glentoran Women v Sion Swifts Ladies
The game of the week sees a title clash between the two top sides in the league. 
 
Sion Swifts produced a remarkable comeback from 3-1 down to win 4-3 in the closing stages of the reverse fixture at the Melvin Sports Complex back in September, and Glentoran will no doubt be seeking revenge here.
 
That game was the only dropped points from Billy Clarke’s side this season, while Sion dropping points at home to Crusaders Strikers last time out means they sit two points behind the East Belfast side going into the home straight of the campaign.
 
Victory here would take the Glens five points clear with just three matches remaining. However, Sion have won the last three meetings between the sides and Glentoran have tasted victory in just two of the last 14 clashes between the two. 
 
Cliftonville Ladies v Linfield Ladies 
Goals from Cara Morgan and Ashley Hutton gave Linfield a two-goal victory in the reverse fixture at Midgely Park back in September, but Cliftonville will be looking to turn the tables at Solitude. 
 
The Reds have won just one of their six league games to date while Linfield have not played in the league since their 4-1 reverse at home to Glentoran on 30 September. 
 
Phil Lewis’s side were defeated by Anderlecht in last week’s Champions League tie and they will likely need to win all five of their remaining league games if they are to stand any hope of being crowned champions this season. 
 
Linfield have won the last 13 meetings between the two sides - a run stretching back to 2015 - and have won the last four games by an aggregate scoreline of 20-0.