Womens Premiership


23 Aug 2022

The Danske Bank Women’s Premiership continues on Wednesday night with three fixtures across the division in match week 11.

Glentoran Women’s scheduled clash against Derry City Women has been postponed to accommodate their Champions League clashes that took place earlier this month.

All three games are of high importance, as Cliftonville Ladies look to extend their lead at the top of the standings as they host Linfield Ladies while there is a top four clash between Crusaders Strikers and Sion Swifts Ladies.

Elsewhere, Mid Ulster Ladies will move off the bottom of the table if they managed to secure a win at Lisburn Ladies.

Cliftonville Ladies vs Linfield Ladies, Solitude, 7.45pm
A double from Kirsty McGuinness and goal from Erin Montgomery helped Cliftonville Ladies run out 3-1 victors at Linfield Ladies earlier this season.

However, the last time they met in the league at Solitude – the Blues held on to secure a goalless draw.

The Reds have a perfect record in the league this season of nine wins from nine, 42 goals scored and just three conceded – while Linfield have dropped to fifth in the standings.

Crusaders Strikers vs Sion Swifts Ladies, Seaview, 8pm
This is a crunch game at Seaview as just one point separates third-placed Sion Swifts Ladies with Crusaders Strikers, just one point below.

A double from Mairead McCann helped propel the Crues to an eye-catching 4-1 victory at Sion in June before the mid-season break and the North Belfast side have won five games in a row against Sion – who are without a victory in this fixture in eight attempts.

Lisburn Ladies vs Mid Ulster Ladies, Bluebell Stadium, 8pm
This clash between the two newly-promoted clubs for this season is important for both and seen as a huge opportunity to pick up points.

Lisburn Ladies have five points while Mid Ulster Ladies have just one so far, with Lisburn winning 4-1 at Mid Ulster earlier this season – with experienced forward Sara Stevenson netting a hat-trick.