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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 17 April 2019 (kick off: 8.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 60

Referee: Paul Costello

Crusaders Strikers home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Derry City Women
  •   Danielle McDowell 42'
  •   Julie Nelson 33'
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Julie Nelson opened the scoring for Crusaders Strikers ©Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

FIRST HALF GOALS SECURE WINNING START FOR THE CRUES

Crusaders Strikers got their Danske Bank Women's Premiership campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory over Derry City at Seaview. 

Northern Ireland centurion Julie Nelson and Danielle McDowell were both on target to secure a victory for the North Belfast side in Spike Hill's first league match at the helm.

Faith Johnston had two good openings early on for the Crues but the hosts did break the deadlock just after the half-hour mark when captain Nelson headed home Courtney Moore’s corner.

The lead was doubled three minutes before the break as McDowell found the net with a well-placed finish. Derry captain Shannon Dunne’s free-kick went inches wide just before half-time.

Hayley O'Donnell went close for the Crues just after the break while Derry's main threat came from set-pieces – two Caoimhe Walsh efforts going over the crossbar.

There was a late flurry of chances for both teams but Hill's side secured their two-goal victory.

Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, Hamilton, Murphy, McDowell, Johnston, McCann, Ward, Moore, Nelson, Armour, O'Donnell subs Wright (not used), Mearns (replaced Murphy 83), Carson (not used), Chalmers (replaced Moore 66), Rea (replaced Johnston 75)

Derry City: Barr, J. Doherty, E. Doherty, McGonagle, Lapsley, Dunne, Cunningham, Cregan, G. McGuinness, McIntosh, Connolly subs McDaid (replaced Cregan 60), Coll (replaced E. Doherty 75), Callaghan (not used), Walsh (replaced Connolly 55), B. McGuinness (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders Strikers   2 - 0 Derry City Women
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nadine Murphy

    Unregistered Players

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Heather Mearns

    Crusaders Strikers

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shannon Dunne

    Glentoran Women

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Faith Johnston

    Crusaders Strikers

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jessica Rea

    Crusaders Strikers

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Emma Doherty

    Derry City Women

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Erin Coll

    Unregistered Players

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Courtney Moore

    Unregistered Players

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Beth Chalmers

    Crusaders Strikers

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lauren Cregan

    Derry City Women

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Leah McDaid

    Unregistered Players

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Courtney Moore

    Unregistered Players

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Laura Connolly

    Derry City Women

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caoimhe Walsh

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    55'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lisa Armour

    Crusaders Strikers

    54'
  •  Yellow Card

    Danielle McDowell

    Crusaders Strikers

    52'
  • GOAL

    Danielle McDowell

    Crusaders Strikers

    42'
  • GOAL

    Julie Nelson

    Crusaders Strikers

    33'

Crusaders Strikers

  • Maddy Harvey-Clifford
  • Caitlyn Hamilton
  • Nadine Murphy red substitution 83'
  • Danielle McDowell 52' 42'
  • Faith Johnston red substitution 75'
  • Mairead McCann
  • Hannah Ward
  • Courtney Moore 58' red substitution 66'
  • Julie Nelson 33'
  • Lisa Armour 54'
  • Hayley O'Donnell

Substitutes

  • Taylor Wright
  • Heather Mearns green substitution 83'
  • Clare Carson
  • Beth Chalmers green substitution 66'
  • Jessica Rea green substitution 75'

Derry City Women

  • Naomh Barr
  • Jenna Doherty
  • Emma Doherty red substitution 75'
  • Leah McGonagle
  • Coral Lapsley
  • Shannon Dunne 79'
  • Rosemary Cunningham
  • Lauren Cregan red substitution 60'
  • Gemma McGuinness
  • Kerri McIntosh
  • Laura Connolly red substitution 55'

Substitutes

  • Leah McDaid green substitution 60'
  • Erin Coll green substitution 75'
  • Eimear Marie Callaghan
  • Caoimhe Walsh green substitution 55'
  • Bronagh McGuinness

Crusaders Strikers

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Derry City Women

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