Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Venue: Melvin Sports Complex

Attendance: 110

Referee: Barry Devenney

Sion Swifts Ladies home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Linfield Ladies
  •   Louise McFrederick
  •   Kirsty McGuinness 74'
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LINFIELD AND SION SHARE THE POINTS IN STALEMATE

Linfield dropped their first points of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership as they were held to a 1-1 draw at in-form Sion Swifts Ladies.

It was the home side who opened the scoring through Ciara Grant - the first league goal the Blues conceded this season - but the visitors hit back straight away through captain Kirsty McGuinness.

The game itself was a fantastic advert for women’s football with a high tempo and intensity to proceedings right from the start - with the first-half evenly poised but neither side able to make the breakthrough.

Kerryanne Brown, Lauren Brennan, Tyler Toland and Clonagh Connor all had chances for the hosts in a flurry of attacks.

Grant broke the deadlock with a wonderful strike from the edge of the area with just 15 minutes to go, but in the spirit of champions Linfield struck back straight away.

Captain McGuiness capitalised on a defensive lapse to grab the equaliser and a pulsating game ended with the spoils shared.

Sion Swifts Ladies: Ferguson, Connor, Hyndman, Crompton, McCarter, Toland, McMullan, Grant, Brennan, Brown, McGlade subs Burns (not used), O'Hagan (replaced Grant 81), Canning (not used), Brogan (not used), Feehan (replaced McGlade 86)

Linfield: McCleary, McFrederick, Hutton, Bassett, K. McGuinness, Timoney, McKenna, McDaniel, Donnan, C. McGuinness, McCarron subs Love (not used), McCabe (not used), Cameron (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Sion Swifts Ladies   1 - 1 Linfield Ladies
  •  Yellow Card

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Linfield Ladies

    78'
  • GOAL

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Linfield Ladies

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Louise McFrederick

    Linfield Ladies

    57'

Sion Swifts Ladies

Substitutions

Linfield Ladies

  • Anna McCleary
  • Louise McFrederick 57
  • Ashley Hutton
  • Rebecca Bassett
  • Kirsty McGuinness 78  74
  • Clare Timoney
  • Rebecca McKenna
  • Louise McDaniel
  • Naomi Donnan
  • Caitlin McGuinness
  • Chloe McCarron

Substitutions

Sion Swifts Ladies

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Linfield Ladies

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