Womens Premiership


17 Sep 2019

The Danske Bank Women’s Premiership continues tonight as we preview the matches in gameweek 20 of the 2019 campaign.

League leaders Sion Swifts travel to Derry City in their final league game of the campaign, while Linfield travel to basement side Comber Rec and there is a North Belfast derby at Seaview.

Crusaders Strikers v. Cliftonville Ladies (venue: Seaview; kick-off 8pm)

There is a North Belfast derby at Seaview with the hosts looking to gain some revenge for losing the two earlier league meetings this season by an aggregate scoreline of 9-1.

The Crues have lost six of their last nine outings in a disappointing league season, where they are destined to finish fifth but they recorded their best result of the season last week - winning 2-1 at Glentoran.

The Reds have lost by an aggregate scoreline of 17-0 over their last two games against title candidates Sion Swifts and Linfield, while they will finish off their campaign next week at home to Glentoran.

Derry City v. Sion Swifts Ladies (venue: Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium; kick-off 8pm)

Sion Swifts play their final game of the season but they will not know if they have won their first ever league title for another week.

The Strabane-based side lead Linfield by three points with an 11-goal superior goal difference but the Blues have a game in hand and by next week, the title could be out of Sion’s hands.

This is somewhat of a derby match for both teams and whilst Sion have won two of the three meetings 7-0 this season, the only meeting at the Brandywell ended in a narrow 1-0 victory for the visitors - their only triumph in their last four trips to the stadium.

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

Linfield know that they must win both their final games - including next week at Derry - by as many goals as possible to win the title.

They must collect six points and overturn their 11-goal inferior goal difference to Sion in order to win their fourth successive league crown.

The Blues do have reason for optimism - they have won both games against Comber this season by an aggregate scoreline of 19-1 and did win by 12 goals last time out and must look for a similar victory this time round.

Comber need to collect at least one point from their final two games if they are to avoid bottom spot this campaign and leapfrog Derry.