Friday, 29 June 2018
Cliftonville Ladies and Linfield Ladies meet in the Women’s Premiership League Cup final tonight at Seaview (kick-off: 8pm)
History will be made as the game is live on the BBC Sport NI website and red button in the first ever domestic women’s live broadcast match in Northern Ireland.
Holders Linfield will be intent on retaining the League Cup trophy which formed part of a League and Cup double last season for the Midgely Park Blues, as they defeated Newry City Ladies in the final. Phil Lewis’ Linfield side have been in impressive form to date in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership campaign, sitting top of the table one point ahead of Crusaders Strikers with a game in hand.
The Ladies from North Belfast have also enjoyed a fine start to the season and will be boosted by having a free gameweek in the Premiership calendar this week, after a busy period of fixtures for the club.
The two sides only meeting to date this season was back in May, with Linfield running out 6-3 winners at Solitude.
Ones to watch
Megan Bell (Linfield Ladies): The 17-year-old midfielder is already a senior International and a key figure in the Linfield engine room, chipping in with seven goals in seven league appearances to date this season, a bright future is in store for the youngster.
Marissa Callaghan (Cliftonville): The Northern Ireland senior international captain, Marissa has established herself as one of the standout players of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership since it’s inception, a player for the big occasion and a potential match winner for the Reds tonight.
Live coverage of the game can be found on the BBC Sport NI website, red button and through the BBC mobile app starting at 8pm with commentary from Michael Clarke and Gail Redmond.
You can also follow the game via the NI Football League Twitter @OfficialNIFL.