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Womens Premiership

WOMEN'S PREMIERSHIP: GAME WEEK TWO PREVIEW

01 Sep 2020
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The Danske Bank Women’s Premiership continues tonight as we preview all the matches in game week two of the 2020 campaign.
 
With just ten match days across the campaign, every point counts and every side will be keen to get points on the board as early as possible.
 
Cliftonville Ladies v Derry City Women
Both of these sides fell to opening day home defeats - the Reds went down by three goals against Glentoran while the Candystripes lost 6-0 at home to Sion.
 
They will both be looking to bounce back from those disappointments and get their first points of the season in this clash at Solitude.
 
Cliftonville won all three encounters last season by an aggregate scoreline of 8-1 and will be favourites going into this clash.
 
Glentoran Ladies v Linfield Ladies
The game of the matchday sees the two Belfast rivals clash at The Oval, with both sides eyeing this year’s league title.
 
The two sides were well-matched in their meeting last season, each side taking four points apiece from their league meetings while the Glens edged their rivals 1-0 in the Irish Cup final.
 
Billy Clarke’s side will be hoping to turn from cup specialists into title hopefuls this season and end Linfield’s four-year grip on the title.
 
This match could go a long way to determining the winners of this year’s league title.
 
Crusaders Strikers v Sion Swifts Ladies
Sion have won each of their last five matches against the Strikers but two of those came by just a single goal, including a meeting in Strabane in April 2019.
 
The Crues performed admirably in the opening day at Linfield, holding the champions scoreless until being downed by two late goals.
 
Sion opened their campaign with a six-goal win at Derry but this will no doubt prove a tougher test for Tony McGinley’s side, who many people believe are title contenders once more this season.