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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 12 May 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Brandywell Stadium

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Gareth Stewart

Derry City Women home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Sion Swifts Ladies
  •   Lauren Cregan 47'
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Derry City celebrate Lauren Cregan's winner ©JPJ Photography

CANDYSTRIPES RECORD MEMORABLE DERBY WIN

Derry City Women recorded their first Danske Bank Women's Premiership victory in almost two years as they ousted North-West rivals Sion Swifts Ladies 1-0 at the Brandywell.
 
Lauren Cregan scored the only goal of the game a minute after half-time to secure a huge scalp for the Candystripes - their first top-flight victory in 20 matches, a run stretching back to a victory over Comber Rec Ladies in July 2019.
 
The opening twenty minutes were even, with few chances. Teegan Lynch should have put Sion in front shortly after but a decisive last-ditch tackle from Kathryn Canavan cleared the danger. The remainder of the half was played in a similar fashion with little between the teams.
 
As the second half progressed and a goal down, Sion found themselves in the unusual position of potentially conceding a second.
 
On 71 minutes however, Lynch should have levelled matters. She could only find the side netting with her rebound, after Clare Friel had blocked her initial effort. At the other end, Nicole Gordon had two attempts at making the points safe for Derry.
 
On 80 minutes, the crossbar saved Derry and only an injury to Laura Connolly, ten minutes later, relented the Sion pressure.
 
In injury time, as Lynch an again attempted to redress the imbalance, Derry stood firm with Naomi McMullan swiftly making up the ground to block Sion’s final attempt on goal. 
 
Derry City Ladies: Friel, Lafferty, McMullan, Canavan, Coyle, McGonagle, Cregan, Doherty, Gallagher, McGrory, Donaghey subs Barr (not used), Connolly (replaced McGonagle 62), Gordon (replaced Donaghey 56), O'Connor (replaced Cregan 76), McFadden (not used)
 
Sion Swifts Ladies: McElhinney, Neal, Walsh, McCarter, Burns, Crompton, Lynch, McDaid, Brown, McVarnock, O'Hagan subs Chambers (replaced O'Hagan 56), Doherty (not used), McCool (not used), Brogan (replaced Burns 80), Callaghan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Derry City Women   1 - 0 Sion Swifts Ladies
  •  Yellow Card

    Tara O'Connor

    Derry City Women

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Teresa Burns

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciana Brogan

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lauren Cregan

    Derry City Women

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tara O'Connor

    Derry City Women

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alison McGonagle

    Derry City Women

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Laura Connolly

    Derry City Women

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Grace Donaghey

    Derry City Women

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nicole Gordon

    Derry City Women

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Zara O'Hagan

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cora Chambers

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    56'
  • GOAL

    Lauren Cregan

    Derry City Women

    47'

Derry City Women

  • Clare Friel
  • Eimear Lafferty
  • Naomi McMullan
  • Kathryn Canavan
  • Teresa Marie Coyle
  • Alison McGonagle red substitution 62'
  • Lauren Cregan red substitution 76' 47'
  • Danielle Doherty
  • Caroline Gallagher
  • Paula McGrory
  • Grace Donaghey red substitution 56'

Substitutes

  • Naomh Barr
  • Laura Connolly green substitution 62'
  • Tara O'Connor 89' green substitution 76'
  • Natalie McFadden
  • Nicole Gordon green substitution 56'

Sion Swifts Ladies

  • Denise McElhinney
  • Aimee Neal
  • Caoimhe Walsh
  • Tasmin McCarter
  • Teresa Burns red substitution 80'
  • Kelly Crompton
  • Teegan Lynch
  • Michelle McDaid
  • Kerry Brown
  • Leontia McVarnock
  • Zara O'Hagan red substitution 56'

Substitutes

  • Cora Chambers green substitution 56'
  • Tara Doherty
  • Toni McCool
  • Ciana Brogan green substitution 80'
  • Caoimhe Callaghan
© JP Photography

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