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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 28 July 2021 (kick off: 8.00 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 80

Referee: Michael McKenna

Crusaders Strikers home-team
1 FT 3
away-team Cliftonville Ladies
  •   Amy McGivern 44'
  •   Kirsty McGuinness 23'
  •   Marissa Callaghan 66'
  •   Toni-Leigh Finnegan 72' (pen)
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©Declan Roughan

CLINICAL CLIFTONVILLE COME OUT TOP IN DERBY

Cliftonville remain just one point off Danske Bank Women’s Premiership league leaders Glentoran with two games in hand thanks to an impressive 3-1 victory at third-placed Crusaders Strikers. 
 
Kirsty McGuinness opened the scoring for John McGrady’s side and while Amy McGivern equalised for the hosts at half-time, Northern Ireland internationals Marissa Callaghan and Toni-Leigh Finnegan each netted in the second half to secure the points. 
 
The Reds opened the scoring midway through the first half as Callaghan found McGuinness and she hit an unstoppable shot from the left hand side - it flew sweetly into the top corner of the net. 
 
Crusaders nearly responded immediately when Emily Wilson was through on a one-on-one with Cliftonville goalkeeper Rachel Norney but Wilson’s shot went just wide. 
 
The Strikers persevered with a lot more pressure and eventually Crusaders’ McGivern found the back of the net from neat play by Wilson down the left.
 
Cliftonville’s second half ascendency paid off when Callaghan met another McGuinness cross and volleyed into the net. 
 
More traffic in the Crusaders’ box led to a foul on McGuinness and a penalty was awarded. 
 
Cliftonville’s substitute Toni-Leigh Finnegan coolly dispatched her penalty with aplomb.
 
Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, McGivern, McDowell, McCann, Nelson, Armour, Otter, Chalmers, Wilson, McLaren, Rea subs F. Johnston (replaced McDowell 81), Redmond (not used), H. Johnston (not used), Eddis (replaced Otter 86), Boyle (replaced McCann 73)
 
Cliftonville Ladies: Norney, White, Moran, McDaniel, C. McGuinness, McConnell, K. McGuinness, Davis, Callaghan, McHenry, Weatherall subs McKimm (not used), Morgan (not used), Finnegan (replaced McConnell 59), Caldwell (replaced McHenry 79), Montgomery (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders Strikers   1 - 3 Cliftonville Ladies
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Holly Otter

    Crusaders Strikers

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kerry Eddis

    Crusaders Strikers

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Danielle McDowell

    Crusaders Strikers

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Faith Johnston

    Crusaders Strikers

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Abbie McHenry

    Cliftonville Ladies

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nicole Caldwell

    Cliftonville Ladies

    79'
  •  Yellow Card

    Toni-Leigh Finnegan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mairead McCann

    Crusaders Strikers

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darcy Boyle

    Crusaders Strikers

    73'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Toni-Leigh Finnegan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    72'
  • GOAL

    Marissa Callaghan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rachel McConnell

    Cliftonville Ladies

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Toni-Leigh Finnegan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    59'
  • GOAL

    Amy McGivern

    Crusaders Strikers

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Danielle McDowell

    Crusaders Strikers

    42'
  • GOAL

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    23'
  •  Yellow Card

    Megan Weatherall

    Cliftonville Ladies

    2'

Crusaders Strikers

  • Maddy Harvey-Clifford
  • Amy McGivern 44'
  • Danielle McDowell 42' red substitution 81'
  • Mairead McCann red substitution 73'
  • Julie Nelson
  • Lisa Armour
  • Holly Otter red substitution 86'
  • Beth Chalmers
  • Emily Wilson
  • Rachel McLaren
  • Jessica Rea

Substitutes

  • Faith Johnston green substitution 81'
  • Abigail Redmond
  • Hollie Johnston
  • Darcy Boyle green substitution 73'
  • Kerry Eddis green substitution 86'

Cliftonville Ladies

  • Rachael Norney
  • Yasmin White
  • Megan Moran
  • Louise McDaniel
  • Caitlin McGuinness
  • Rachel McConnell red substitution 59'
  • Kirsty McGuinness 23'
  • Shona Davis
  • Marissa Callaghan 66'
  • Abbie McHenry red substitution 79'
  • Megan Weatherall 2'

Substitutes

  • Grace McKimm
  • Fionnula Morgan
  • Toni-Leigh Finnegan 77' green substitution 59' 72'
  • Erin Montgomery
  • Nicole Caldwell green substitution 79'
© Declan Roughan

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