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Womens Premiership

WOMEN'S PREMIERSHIP: WEEK FIVE PREVIEW

22 Sep 2020
football
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The Danske Bank Women’s Premiership continues tonight as we preview all the matches in game week four of the 2020 campaign.
 
With just ten match days in the entire campaign, every point counts and this season looks set to have many twists and turns throughout the league.
 
Derry City Women v Linfield Ladies
Derry City are the only side without any points on the board after falling to defeat in their opening four games, shipping 21 goals and failing to score in the process.
 
Linfield have had a mixed bag so far - wins over Crusaders and Cliftonville either side of a loss to Glentoran.
 
The Blues have won every game they have played against the Candystripes and won all three meetings last year by an aggregate scoreline of 22-0, but are set to face a tougher test this time round in a lengthy away trip to the Brandywell.
 
Cliftonville Ladies v Sion Swifts Ladies
Sion have recovered from their surprise defeat at Crusaders earlier this month with morale boosting victories over Glentoran and Derry City.
 
They will be favourites again in this clash, but they will a resilient Cliftonville, who have three points on the board and made Glentoran and Linfield work hard for league victories so far.
 
Sion won all four meetings between the two last season but lost 2-1 at Solitude back in September 2018.
 
Glentoran Women v Crusaders Strikers
The game of the matchday is a Belfast derby between two sides who have picked up six points from their opening three league matches.
 
The Glens have had a fortnight to dwell on their late loss at Sion due to the international break but face an in-form Crues side who have won successive games, including against the Strabane side.
 
Whilst the East Belfast side are favourites here, Crusaders did win the last meeting between the two - a 2-1 win at the Oval a year ago.
 
The Glens have scored just four goals in their last three games against Spike Hill’s outfit and can expect another tough battle in this one.