Match Centre

Women's Premiership League Cup
Wednesday 29 June 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Blanchflower Stadium

Referee: Michael McKenna

Cliftonville Ladies home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Sion Swifts Ladies
  •   Cora Chambers 93' 110+2'
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CORA DOUBLE FIRES SION TO CUP VICTORY

Substitute Cora Chambers netted twice to clinch the Jordan’s Gift Women’s Premiership League Cup trophy for Sion Swifts Ladies over Cliftonville Ladies in Wednesday night’s final.

Chambers – a half-time substitute who returned to her club side this week after training with the Northern Ireland senior international side – took advantage of a slip from Cliftonville defender Megan Moran following goalkeeper Rachael Norney’s pass to open the scoring in the second minute of extra-time after the 90 minutes ended goalless.

It was an unfortunate incident for the North Belfast side, who had defended excellently throughout and repelled the threat of Sion Swifts, who enjoyed the best chances throughout the match.

The Reds had to throw caution to the wind to chase an equaliser which allowed Sion opportunities of their own, with Chambers making sure of the trophy by tapping home from point-blank range with virtually the last kick of the game from Zoe McGlynn’s delivery.

In the first half, Aimee Durn’s effort crept agonisingly wide of goal while Kerryanne Brown and Caoirse Doherty also had chances for Sion.

Just after the hour mark, a handball from Fi Morgan gave Sion the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot but Chambers saw her effort rebound back off the post, across goal and to safety for the Reds.

Cliftonville withstood more pressure as Norney did excellently to block Brown’s volleyed effort after a flowing Sion move.

Yet Chambers more than atoned for her penalty miss with her two extra-time goals to settle the game to give Sion – who lost the 2019 League Cup showpiece – their first trophy since the 2017 Irish Cup.

Cliftonville Ladies: Norney, White, Moran, Morgan, Finnegan, Montgomery, McKimm, Reilly, McHenry, Irvine, Copeland subs Welsh (not used), Thompson (replaced Copeland 70), Anderson (not used), Gilliland (not used), Wilton (not used), Mailey (not used), Madden (not used)

Sion Swifts Ladies: Currie, Neal, Walsh, McCarter, Durn, Crompton, McGlynn, McLaughlin, O'Neill, Brown, C. Doherty subs Harris (not used), Chambers (replaced McLaughlin 46), T. Doherty (not used), Quigg (not used), Long (replaced Durn 77), Coyle (not used), McFarland (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville Ladies   0 - 2 Sion Swifts Ladies
  • GOAL

    Cora Chambers

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    110+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Toni-Leigh Finnegan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    109'
  •  Yellow Card

    Zoe McGlynn

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    99'
  • GOAL

    Cora Chambers

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    93'
  •  Yellow Card

    Chelsea Irvine

    Cliftonville Ladies

    92'
  •  Yellow Card

    Tara Reilly

    Cliftonville Ladies

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ellie Long

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Megan Copeland

    Unregistered Players

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Roise Thompson

    Unregistered Players

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aimee Durn

    Unregistered Players

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Yasmin White

    Cliftonville Ladies

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Naomi McLaughlin

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cora Chambers

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    46'

Cliftonville Ladies

  • Rachael Norney
  • Yasmin White 55'
  • Megan Moran
  • Fionnula Morgan
  • Toni-Leigh Finnegan 109'
  • Erin Montgomery
  • Grace McKimm
  • Tara Reilly 80'
  • Abbie McHenry
  • Chelsea Irvine 92'
  • Megan Copeland red substitution 70'

Substitutes

  • Lauren Welsh
  • Roise Thompson green substitution 70'
  • Aisling Anderson
  • Sophie Gilliland
  • Natasha Wilton
  • Hollie Mailey
  • Cerys Madden

Sion Swifts Ladies

  • Jennifer Currie
  • Aimee Neal
  • Caoimhe Walsh
  • Tasmin McCarter
  • Aimee Durn red substitution 66'
  • Kelly Crompton
  • Zoe McGlynn 99'
  • Naomi McLaughlin red substitution 46'
  • Aoibhe O'Neill
  • Kerry Brown
  • Caoirse Doherty

Substitutes

  • Sian Harris
  • Cora Chambers green substitution 46' 93' 110+2'
  • Tara Doherty
  • Clarah Quigg
  • Ellie Long green substitution 77'
  • Niamh Coyle
  • Amy McFarland
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