BRENNAN BAGS FIVE AS SION GO GOAL CRAZY
Sion Swifts Ladies kept up their title challenge with a comprehensive victory over newly promoted Comber Rec. Ladies at Londonderry Park.
Lauren Brennan struck five times for the visitors while Kelly Crompton and Chloe McGlade each netted twice and Tyler Toland also found the target.
The Strabane-based side are now level on points with the Glens in second, with both having played one game more than league leaders Linfield.
The first half performance from the visitors was scintillating with speed, quality and energy to blow away Comber Rec., who are still looking for their first league goal this season.
From the first whistle, Sion pushed Comber back into their own half with Comber's keeper, Leigh Skelton, being called into action as early as the second minute with the first of many excellent stops she would make throughout the game.
It took the visitors just five minutes to open the scoring and it was a quickfire flurry with a further six going in across the next 33 minutes to make it 7-0 before the break.
Olivia Brown had an effort on target for the hosts but it was waves of attack for the visitors, who added a further three goals to keep their title tilt on track.
Comber Rec. Ladies: Skelton, Kerr, Hennity, McKillen, Burns, Clarke, Magowan, McKeown, Gore, Dickson, Brown subs McCormick (replaced McKeown 70), Glass (not used), Wightman (replaced McKillen 87), McGrady (replaced Burns 65), Atkinson (not used)
Sion Swifts Ladies: Connor, Canning, Hyndman, Burns, Brogan, Toland, O'Hagan, McCarter, McGlade, Brennan, Crompton subs McGinley (replaced Burns 75)