Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 100

Referee: Paul Costello

Crusaders Strikers home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Linfield Ladies
  •   Mia Fitzsimmons
  •   Megan Bell 44'
  •   Kelsie Burrows 40'
  •   Louise McDaniel
  •   Caitlin McGuinness
  •   Rebecca McKenna
  •   Rebecca Bassett
  •   Casey Howe
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BLUES RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

Linfield returned to winning ways with a convincing two-goal victory over Crusaders at Seaview thanks to goals from Kelsie Burrows and Megan Bell.

The Blues dominated the opening exchanges, a mazy run and shot by Kirsty McGuinness in the first minute was a sign of the night to come.

Crusaders best chance of the opening half came on 37 minutes when captain Danielle McDowell's delightful through ball to Courtney Moore was chipped just over advancing Linfield keeper Lauren Perry and fell agonisingly wide.

The deadlock was broken on 39 minutes through an uncleared corner which fell perfectly for Kelsie Burrows to smash into the roof of the net.  Linfield’s second arrived just 4 minutes later with a Megan Bell pinpoint header at the back post from a Kirsty McGuinness corner.

Both teams upped the tempo in the second half and on 57 minutes Crusaders' Caitlyn Hamilton should have done better with a free header in the box which flashed just wide.

On 64 minutes a great ball by Kirsty McGuinness was put just over the bar by Louise McDaniel for the Blues. Crusaders best effort of the second half came on 72 minutes when a goalmouth scramble from a corner was cleared off the line.

Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, Hamilton, Wright, Mearns, McDowell, Johnston, McCann, Moore, Nelson, Clare, Chalmers subs Carson (not used), Ward (replaced Johnston 83), Morton (replaced Mearns 71), Otter (not used), Rea (replaced McDowell 58)

Linfield: Perry, Fitzsimmons, Bell, K. McGuinness, Burrows, Timoney, Magee, McDaniel, Donnan, C. McGuinness, McCarron subs McCabe (not used), Bassett (replaced McDaniel 83), Moore (not used), McKenna (replaced Fitzsimmons 58), Howe (replaced C. McGuinness 83)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders Strikers   0 - 2 Linfield Ladies
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Louise McDaniel

    Linfield Ladies

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caitlin McGuinness

    Linfield Ladies

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rebecca Bassett

    Linfield Ladies

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Casey Howe

    Linfield Ladies

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mia Fitzsimmons

    Linfield Ladies

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rebecca McKenna

    Linfield Ladies

    58'
  • GOAL

    Megan Bell

    Linfield Ladies

    44'
  • GOAL

    Kelsie Burrows

    Linfield Ladies

    40'

Crusaders Strikers

  • Chloe Archibald

Substitutions

Linfield Ladies

  • Lauren Perry
  • Mia Fitzsimmons red subsititutions  58
  • Megan Bell  44
  • Kirsty McGuinness
  • Kelsie Burrows  40
  • Clare Timoney
  • Abbie Magee
  • Louise McDaniel red subsititutions  83
  • Naomi Donnan
  • Caitlin McGuinness red subsititutions  83
  • Chloe McCarron

Substitutions

  • Rebecca McKenna green subsititutions  58
  • Rebecca Bassett green subsititutions  83
  • Casey Howe green subsititutions  83

Crusaders Strikers

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Linfield Ladies

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