Womens Premiership


01 Nov 2022

The 17th and concluding gameweek of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership 2022 campaign takes place on Wednesday night.

Newly-crowned champions Cliftonville Ladies will host Glentoran Women – who they replace as champions after a fascinating title race – while Crusaders Strikers travel to Linfield Ladies.

Elsewhere, Sion Swifts Ladies take on Lisburn Ladies as Mid Ulster Ladies conclude their campaign with a trip to Derry City Women.

Cliftonville Ladies vs Glentoran Women, Solitude, 7.45pm
Cliftonville Ladies are champions and will hope to finish the campaign and lift the league title with a victory – having won 15 of their opening 16 league matches.

Glentoran Women’s draw at Linfield Ladies last week means they trail the Reds by six points going into the final round of matches, but they did beat the North Belfast side 3-1 the last time the sides met in the league – the only time John McGrady’s side have dropped points this campaign.

Linfield Ladies vs Crusaders Strikers, Midgley Park, 7.45pm
Meetings between these two sides have been close this season, with a 1-1 draw at Seaview at the start of the campaign while Crusaders Strikers won 1-0 at Midgely Park in August.

The Blues did win the Premiership League cup tie between the two 3-0 in June, while a victory for the home side here would mean they finish the campaign just two points behind the Crues, who are third.

Sion Swifts Ladies vs Lisburn Ladies, Melvin Sports Complex, 7.45pm
Sion Swifts Ladies will be looking to make it three wins from three against Lisburn Ladies this campaign, having already chalked up 5-1 and 3-1 wins respectively against their opponents.

For the visitors, this will conclude a successful campaign in the top-flight, where they will finish sixth, after their promotion a year ago.

Sion, who will have been disappointed by just missing the cut for a top four finish but were crowned League Cup winners, have the opportunity to finish with three wins from their final four games.

Derry City Women vs Mid Ulster Ladies, Brandywell, 7.45pm
These are the only two clubs in the division who can alter their final league position based on the final round of matches.

Derry City Women prop up the standings with just three points – from three draws – but will overtake Mid Ulster Ladies, who have four points, with a victory at the Brandywell.

Mid Ulster’s only victory of the campaign came in their two-goal victory in Derry back in September, while the two played out a 1-1 draw at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena back in May.