Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Venue: Midgley Park

Attendance: 75

Referee: Paul Costello

Linfield Ladies home-team
3 FT 2
away-team Crusaders Strikers
  •   Rebecca Bassett
  •   Kirsty McGuinness 44'
  •   Rebecca McKenna
  •   Abbie Magee
  •   Casey Howe
  •   Hayley O'Donnell
  •   Caitlin McGuinness 82'
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Caitlin McGuinness bagged Linfield's winner ©LinfieldFC.com

SISTER ACT HELPS FIRE BLUES BACK TO TOP

Linfield returned to the top of the Danske Bank Women's Premiership in dramatic fashion as two late goals saw them snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against Crusaders Strikers.

Spike Hill's Crues had twice taken the lead at Midgley Park through Jessica Rea and Amy McGivern, with a brief leveller from Blues captain Kirsty McGuinness sandwiched in-between.

However, substitutes turned the game in Linfield's favour late on with Casey Howe levelling before Caitlin McGuinness - sister of Kirsty - gave the Blues a late and decisive lead.

Rea had blasted the Crues into an early lead with a shot into the far corner but the Blues responded and after a heavy period of pressure, McGuinness levelled the scorers just before the break.

However, McGivern restored the Crues lead four minutes after the break and it appeared the visitors were going to pull off the shock result of the season to date.

Substitutes Howe and Caitlin McGuinness came to the Blues rescue with late strikes as the champions won the game late on.

Phil Lewis' side are now back on top of the table as they move three points clear of Glentoran - having now played the same number of games - who do not play this week ahead of their League Cup final with Sion Swifts on Friday night.

Linfield: Perry, McFrederick, Hutton, Bell, Bassett, K. McGuinness, Burrows, McKenna, Magee, Donnan, McCarron subs McCleary (not used), O'Donnell (replaced McKenna 83), McDaniel (not used), Howe (replaced Bassett 67), C. McGuinness (replaced Magee 73)

Crusaders Strikers: McCaughtry, Archibald, Hamilton, McGivern, Wright, Mearns, Murphy, Johnston, Moore, Morton, Rea subs McDowell (replaced Mearns 71), Carson (not used), Otter (replaced Archibald 71), McLaren (replaced Murphy 33), White (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield Ladies   3 - 2 Crusaders Strikers
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rebecca McKenna

    Linfield Ladies

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Hayley O'Donnell

    Linfield Ladies

    83'
  • GOAL

    Caitlin McGuinness

    Linfield Ladies

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rebecca Bassett

    Linfield Ladies

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Casey Howe

    Linfield Ladies

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Abbie Magee

    Linfield Ladies

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caitlin McGuinness

    Linfield Ladies

    73'
  • GOAL

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Linfield Ladies

    44'

Linfield Ladies

  • Lauren Perry
  • Louise McFrederick
  • Ashley Hutton
  • Megan Bell
  • Rebecca Bassett red subsititutions  80
  • Kirsty McGuinness  44
  • Kelsie Burrows
  • Rebecca McKenna red subsititutions  83
  • Abbie Magee red subsititutions  73
  • Naomi Donnan
  • Chloe McCarron

Substitutions

  • Casey Howe green subsititutions  80
  • Hayley O'Donnell green subsititutions  83
  • Caitlin McGuinness green subsititutions  73  82

Crusaders Strikers

Substitutions

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