Women's Premiership League Cup


15 Jun 2022

The Women's Premiership League Cup semi-finals take place this week after the competition returned after a three-year absence.

Current holders Glentoran Women were eliminated by Cliftonville Ladies in the quarter-finals, with the Reds now hosting Lisburn Ladies – who won at Mid Ulster Ladies last week – at Solitude.

Linfield Ladies have home advantage over Sion Swifts Ladies in their tie – the Blues won by three goals against Crusaders Strikers in the last eight as Sion saw off Derry City Women.

Linfield Ladies vs Sion Swifts Ladies, 7.45pm Midgley Park
The league meeting between these sides earlier in the season at this venue saw Leontia McVarnock earn a point for Sion Swifts Ladies with four minutes to go after Keri Halliday opened the scoring for Linfield Ladies.

Expect a similarly tight battle this time round between two teams tied on points and goal difference after seven rounds of action in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership.

Sion won each of the last three meetings between the sides last campaign but both teams are greatly changed this season and this should be a fascinating tie.

Cliftonville Ladies vs Lisburn Ladies, 7.45pm, Solitude
Fionnula Morgan’s double saw Cliftonville Ladies advance to this stage past Glentoran Women with both clubs without their plethora of international stars.

That may be somewhat of a leveler for Lisburn Ladies in this last four tie; Hayden Davis’s side have secured successive away wins at Mid Ulster Ladies and are in-form.

The Reds won by five goals in their meeting in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership earlier this campaign.