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Womens Premiership


01 Aug 2022
© Johnny Caldwell Joely Andrews evades the Lisburn Ladies defence

Glentoran Women took advantage of Cliftonville Ladies not playing on Monday night to close the gap at the top of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership to two points. 

A double from striker Kerry Beattie – who has returned to the Glens following a stint at Glasgow City – helped Billy Clarke’s side to a four-goal victory at Lisburn Ladies. 

The Northern Ireland international grabbed a goal in either half while captain Jess Foy was on target after the break before Casey Howe added a late fourth at the Bluebell Stadium as the defending champions moved to within two points of Cliftonville, who now have a game in hand. 

There was also a four-goal victory on the night for Linfield Ladies, who leapfrogged Crusaders Strikers into third spot thanks to a comfortable win at Mid Ulster Ladies. 

Rebecca Bassett gave the Blues a fifth-minute lead before Rachel McConnell doubled the advantage ten minutes before the break. 

The visitors added a third before the hour mark after Abi Sweetlove’s initial effort was blocked before Emily Reid added a fourth with three minutes remaining to complete the Linfield win.