Womens Premiership


04 Sep 2020
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Glentoran Women defender Jessica Foy insists nobody at the club is getting carried away after their strong start to the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership. 

Billy Clarke’s side have won both of their opening games against Cliftonville and Linfield and now sit three points clear at the top of the table. 

With just eight more rounds of fixtures remaining in the division, a strong start is imperative and every point will count. 

“We are delighted to have such a strong start to the season with some really difficult games,” Foy explained following Wednesday’s two-goal victory over the Blues. 

“Cliftonville are a fantastic side who we managed to overcome last week and we knew Linfield would be a really tough challenge too. 

“Conditions really were not great throughout the game - we knew it would play a big role in the game and it did become quite scrappy towards the end. 

“We thought we played really well and with such a short season, we know every point counts and we are looking to build from here.” 

Another eye-catching result on Wednesday was Crusaders Strikers defeating Sion Swifts Ladies 2-1 at Seaview. 

The Crues were well adrift of the top three last season but this display suggested they could enjoy a much strong campaign this time round. 

Goals from Amy McGivern and Emily Wilson were enough for the Crues - with Caitlin McGuinness netting a sensational consolation goal in injury time - to secure the scalpe of Sion. 

“We want and needed to improve from last season and show what we can do,” Wilson - who scored the second of the night with an inch-perfect lobbed finish - explained after the game. 

“That is our aim for this season and I think we are showing that, the performance and result against Sion are really impressive and we can continue on from that.”