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Womens Premiership


25 Jun 2019
© Presseye Action from Linfield and Crusaders Strikers last season in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership

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

Derry City v Cliftonville Ladies (venue: The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium; kick-off 7.45pm)

Cliftonville Ladies consolidated their position in fourth last week with a four-goal victory at basement side Comber Rec Ladies and will be eyeing another three points against struggling Derry City on Wednesday.

A double from Leah McEvoy and a Marissa Callaghan free-kick ensured the points went to the Reds in the meeting between the two earlier in the season, when the North Belfast side ran out 3-0 victors at Solitude.

Derry have just one point and one goal in their eight outings so far and they have lost each of their last ten matches against the Reds.

The Candystripes are without a host of first-team players including Leah McGonagle, Ellie Duffy, Gemma McGuinness, Rosie Cunningham, Laura Connolly and Bronagh McGuinnes, while Lauren Cregan and Emma Doherty are both doubts. However, Naomi McMullan is back for Kevin McLaughlin’s side.

Linfield v Crusaders Strikers (venue: Midgely Park; kick-off 8pm)

Linfield will move top of the table above leaders Glentoran Women - who do not play a league game this week due to playing Sion Swifts in Friday night’s League Cup final - if they can overcome Crusaders at Midgely Park. The East Belfast side have a superior goal difference to the Blues but have played one game more going into this round of games.

The Blues drew 1-1 at the in-form Sion Swifts last time out as they conceded their first league goal and dropped their first points of the campaign, but they have won their last three matches against the Crues. That included a two-goal victory at Seaview earlier in the campaign, with Kelsie Burrows and Megan Bell finding the net.

However, despite losing five of their eight league games to date - Crusaders have picked up four points from their last three trips to South Belfast.