The Danske Bank Women’s Premiership continues tonight as we preview all the matches in gameweek eight of the 2019 campaign.
Comber Rec Ladies v Glentoran Women (venue: Londonderry Park Park; kick-off 8pm)
Danske Bank Premiership basement side Comber Rec Ladies will be hopeful of adding to their one point so far as they host a Glentoran Women side who sit second in the standings.
Winston Kerr is at the helm of his 104th competitive game for Comber and the boss has had plenty of successes as the club have risen up through the local pyramid and won last season’s Championship but they are still looking for their first ever win in the top flight.
On Monday, a penalty shootout cup victory over Derry was Comber’s first victory against a Premier League side but they will be firm underdogs against a Glentoran side who have won each of their last two league games - scoring nine in total in victories over Crusaders and Cliftonville.
The Glens won the opening day fixture between the sides at The Oval 6-0 - Kelly Baillie netted a hat-trick, Football Writers' Player of the Month Rachel Rogan scored twice with Demi Vance also on target.
Derry City v Crusaders Strikers (venue: Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium; kick-off 7.45pm)
This is a meeting between two sides who need points with Derry City picking up just one point from their opening six league games while Crusaders Strikers have lost four of their outings to date.
The Candystripes, who have yet to find the net this campaign, are without a number of absentees including Gemma McGuinness, Bronagh McGuinness, Leah McDaid, Coral Lapsly, Rosie Cunningham and Naomh Barr, while Leah McGonagle is a doubt.
The Strikers won this fixture 2-0 on the opening day at Seaview thanks to first half goals from Julie Nelson and Danielle McDowell. Indeed, the Crues have won the past seven meetings between the two.
Sion Swifts Ladies v Linfield (venue: Melvin Sports Complex; kick-off 8pm)
This is a meeting between the two in-form clubs in the league who have dropped just two points between them since their opening day meeting.
Linfield edged that match 1-0 at Midgely Park but Sion knocked the Blues out of the League Cup quarter-finals last month with a 2-1 win and this game is likely to be similarly closely-fought.
Of the previous 14 meetings between the two, Linfield have won 10 and Sion have won four although the Blues have won just two of their last four trips to Strabane.