Womens Premiership


28 Jun 2024
© Colin McMaster Linfield’s Sienna Leckey holds off the challenge of Derry City’s defenders

Glentoran Women moved three points clear at the top of the table following another Friday evening of Sports Direct Women's Premiership action.

The Glens hit three without reply past Larne Women, while Linfield Women came from behind to defeat Derry City Women and Crusaders Strikers struck a late, late winner to get the better of Lisburn Ladies.

Rachel Rogan opened the scoring for Glentoran midway through the first half at the Blanchflower Stadium after being teed up by Emma McMaster.

That was how it stayed in a keenly fought encounter until the final quarter-of-an-hour when Kascie Weir doubled the home advantage before Jess Foy made sure with a volley in the closing moments.

Linfield leapfrogged Derry City into fourth spot with a 5-1 victory over the Candystripes at Midgley Park.

The visitors raced into an early lead through Tara O'Connor-Farren's seventh minute finish but this was cancelled out by Northern Ireland international Keri Halliday sixty seconds later.

On form Linfield striker Eve Reilly then seized the mantle, edging the Blues in front after a quarter-of-an-hour before doubling her tally for the evening just six minutes after that!

And the 19-year-old claimed the match ball for the second successive week with her hat-trick goal moments after the interval, with Alex Clarke bagging a fifth for Linfield on the hour.

Meanwhile, at the Bluebell Stadium, it looked to be ending scoreless between Lisburn Ladies and Crusaders Strikers before Jessica McGuinness popped up in the fifth minute of added time to bag the last gasp winner for the visitors.


The eagerly anticipated VBET Women's League Cup Final will be played at Blanchflower Stadium in Belfast, on Sunday 30 June with a 3pm kick-off.

As part of the NI Football League’s new partnership with DAZN, the final will also be available to watch live and on demand across the world on the Global Home of Women's Football.

Tickets are now available online from www.nifootballleague.com/tickets priced at £5 for adults and £1 for Under 16’s.