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Womens Premiership


23 Jul 2019

The Danske Bank Women's Premiership continues tonight as we preview the matches in gameweek 13 of the 2019 campaign.

League leading Glentoran sit out this round of action while Sion Swifts defeated Derry City 7-0 last week in a clash that was brought forward due to the duo's participation in the Foyle Cup.

Cliftonville Ladies v. Crusaders Strikers (venue: Solitude; kick-off 7:30pm)

Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan will act as player-manager for the Reds in the North Belfast derby after Marty Douglas stepped down from his role as first-team coach this week. Callaghan, who possesses a UEFA B license, will act as temporary boss for Cliftonville, who slumped to an eight-goal defeat against Linfield last week.

This is a match between two evenly-matched sides and even though Cliftonville sit six points clear of Crusaders in fourth place, the Crues have played one game fewer. The Reds triumphed by four goals at Seaview earlier in the campaign but these two tend to be evenly balanced - the last nine matches have produced three wins for each side along with three draws.

Comber Rec. Ladies v. Linfield (venue: Londonderry Park; kick-off 8pm)

Linfield will leapfrog Glentoran at the top of the table should they avoid defeat at Londonderry Park, but will be confident of a big victory to strengthen their title defence. The Blues lie behind their Belfast rivals on goal difference only but their notable eight-goal victory at Solitude last week means the gap to the Glens stands at just four goals.

Phil Lewis' side ran out comfortable 6-0 victors at home to Comber Rec. earlier in the campaign at Midgley Park in the first ever top-flight meeting between the two sides.

Indeed, the league champions have not dropped any points against any side outside of the top three this campaign while Comber have just one point to their name after ten games.