Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Venue: Midgley Park

Attendance: 205

Referee: David Kelly

Linfield Ladies home-team
5 FT 0
away-team Cliftonville Ladies
  •   Kirsty McGuinness 3' 32'
  •   Rebecca McKenna
  •   Louise McDaniel 29'
  •   Casey Howe 44'
  •   Naomi Donnan
  •   Rebecca Bassett
  •   Clare Timoney
  •   Louise McFrederick
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BLUES MAINTAIN PERFECT START TO TITLE DEFENCE

Linfield cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win over Belfast rivals Cliftonville Ladies at New Midgley Park to retain top spot in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership.

The Blues went ahead in the third minute when Kirsty McGuinness scored her first of the season from the penalty spot having been brought down by Chloe Orr in the box after Casey Howe's shot had rattled the cross bar and rebounded to her.

Cliftonville went close in the 23rd minute. Captain Marissa Callaghan found herself with acres of space and time on the Linfield penalty spot but managed to screw her shot past the post.

Louise McDaniel stretched the lead after 29 mins getting on the end of a Kirsty McGuinness cross at the back post. Two minutes later Kirsty McGuinness got her second of the night, finishing off a great passing move and cross from sister Caitlyn.

Two quick goals on the stroke of half time killed the game. Howe picked up a pass from Caitlyn McGuinness, beat her marker and drove home from the edge of the box.

Caitlyn McGuinness was next to open her senior account. A short corner saw Megan Bell whip the ball across goal and McGuinness rose highest to glance the ball into the corner.

The second half saw Cliftonville drop deeper and make it difficult for Linfield to break them down. Kirsty McGuinness did have the ball in the net only to be ruled out for offside. Callaghan struck a tame free kick at Perry in a rare Cliftonville foray.

Linfield: Perry, Bell, K. McGuinness, Burrows, McKenna, Magee, McDaniel, Howe, Donnan, C. McGuinness, McCarron subs Adams (not used), McFrederick (replaced Donnan 76), Hutton (not used), Bassett (replaced Howe 58), Timoney (replaced McKenna 66)

Cliftonville Ladies: C. Callaghan, Moran, Canavan, Simpson, Orr, Da Silva, McConnell, M. Callaghan, Connolly, Weatherall, McVarnock subs Robinson (replaced Simpson 78), McEvoy (replaced Da Silva 52), McMaster (not used), Dempster (not used), Devine (replaced McVarnock 73)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield Ladies   5 - 0 Cliftonville Ladies
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Naomi Donnan

    Linfield Ladies

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Louise McFrederick

    Linfield Ladies

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rebecca McKenna

    Linfield Ladies

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Clare Timoney

    Linfield Ladies

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Casey Howe

    Linfield Ladies

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rebecca Bassett

    Linfield Ladies

    58'
  • GOAL

    Casey Howe

    Linfield Ladies

    44'
  • GOAL

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Linfield Ladies

    32'
  • GOAL

    Louise McDaniel

    Linfield Ladies

    29'
  • GOAL

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Linfield Ladies

    3'

Linfield Ladies

  • Lauren Perry
  • Megan Bell
  • Kirsty McGuinness  3
  • Kelsie Burrows
  • Rebecca McKenna red subsititutions  66
  • Abbie Magee
  • Louise McDaniel  29
  • Casey Howe red subsititutions  58  44
  • Naomi Donnan red subsititutions  76
  • Caitlin McGuinness
  • Chloe McCarron

Substitutions

  • Rebecca Bassett green subsititutions  58
  • Clare Timoney green subsititutions  66
  • Louise McFrederick green subsititutions  76

Cliftonville Ladies

  • Chloe Archibald

Substitutions

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Cliftonville Ladies

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