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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 28 April 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Midgley Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Arleen Campbell

Linfield Ladies home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Sion Swifts Ladies
  •   Alison Smyth 39' 61' (pen)
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Alison Smyth scored twice for Linfield

SMYTH DOUBLES UP FOR BLUES

Last year’s runners-up Linfield Ladies got off to an impressive start in this season’s Danske Bank Women’s Premiership with a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Sion Swifts Ladies as striker Alison Smyth netted a brace.
 
Smyth’s close-range effort broke the deadlock six minutes before the break and she won and converted a penalty just after the hour mark, with Sion goalkeeper Denise McElhinney unfortunately getting the final touch from a Blues corner five minutes prior.
 
In the 39th minute, Smyth pounced on a loose ball in the box, turned and fired the Blues in front.
 
Linfield finished the first half strongly with Rebecca McKenna and Victoria Carleton enjoying plenty of possession but unable to add to the score. 
 
Sion started the second half brightly and home goalkeeper Nicole Adams was forced to make a good save from Michelle McDaid to keep the blues in front.
 
Shortly after, Naomi Donnan fired wide for Linfield when well placed.
 
In the 54th minute, a Linfield corner was fired in by Carleton and Sion goalkeeper McElhinney unfortunately turned it into her own goal to extend Linfield’s lead.
 
Seven minutes later, Smyth was fouled in the box; she picked herself up and confidently struck the resultant penalty past McElhinney.
 
Linfield Ladies: Adams, Fitzsimmons, McFrederick, Hutton, Carleton, Bassett, Smyth, Burrows, Morgan, McKenna, Donnan subs Johnston (replaced Bassett 87), Dickson (not used), Leckey (replaced Morgan 73), Moore (replaced Moore 72), McMaster (not used)
 
Sion Swifts Ladies: McElhinney, Neal, Walsh, McCarter, Burns, O'Donnell, Lynch, McDaid, Brown, McGonagle, O'Hagan subs Crompton (replaced McGonagle 55), Chambers (replaced O'Donnell 58), Callaghan (not used), McCool (not used), Feehan (replaced O'Hagan 86)

 

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield Ladies   3 - 0 Sion Swifts Ladies
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rebecca Bassett

    Linfield Ladies

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lucy Johnston

    Linfield Ladies

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Zara O'Hagan

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Moya Feehan

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cora Morgan

    Linfield Ladies

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ebony Leckey

    Linfield Ladies

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alison Smyth

    Linfield Ladies

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Courtney Moore

    Linfield Ladies

    72'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Alison Smyth

    Linfield Ladies

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hayley O'Donnell

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cora Chambers

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Leah McGonagle

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kelly Crompton

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    55'
  • OWN GOAL

    Denise McElhinney

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    54'
  • GOAL

    Alison Smyth

    Linfield Ladies

    39'

Linfield Ladies

  • Nicole Adams
  • Mia Fitzsimmons
  • Louise McFrederick
  • Ashley Hutton
  • Vicky Carleton
  • Rebecca Bassett red substitution 87'
  • Alison Smyth red substitution 72' 39' 61'
  • Kelsie Burrows
  • Cora Morgan red substitution 73'
  • Rebecca McKenna
  • Naomi Donnan

Substitutes

  • Katie Dickson
  • Ebony Leckey green substitution 73'
  • Courtney Moore green substitution 72'
  • Sarah-Jane McMaster
  • Lucy Johnston green substitution 87'

Sion Swifts Ladies

  • Denise McElhinney 54' (OG)
  • Aimee Neal
  • Caoimhe Walsh
  • Tasmin McCarter
  • Teresa Burns
  • Hayley O'Donnell red substitution 58'
  • Teegan Lynch
  • Michelle McDaid
  • Kerry Brown
  • Leah McGonagle red substitution 55'
  • Zara O'Hagan red substitution 86'

Substitutes

  • Kelly Crompton green substitution 55'
  • Caoimhe Callaghan
  • Toni McCool
  • Moya Feehan green substitution 86'
  • Cora Chambers green substitution 58'

Linfield Ladies

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Sion Swifts Ladies

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