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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 19 May 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Gareth Stewart

Cliftonville Ladies home-team
4 FT 2
away-team Glentoran Women
  •   Louise McDaniel 36'
  •   Caitlin McGuinness 46'
  •   Kirsty McGuinness 52' 69'
  •   Kerry Beattie 6'
  •   Casey Howe 10'
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©Johnny Caldwell

REDS STAGE COMEBACK TO STRETCH LEAD AT THE TOP

Cliftonville Ladies have extended their lead at the top of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership to five points after a remarkable comeback victory over champions Glentoran Women. 
 
Striker Kerry Beattie continued her fine goalscoring form with a sixth minute opener for the Glens before Casey Howe doubled the visitors lead four minutes later. 
 
However, the league leaders hit back in emphatic style as their trio of Northern Ireland international summer signings all found the net. 
 
Winger Louise McDaniel - an arrival from Hearts - netted her first goal for the Reds in the 36th minute, the first of four goals for the home side in a devastating 33-minute spell. 
 
Caitlin McGuinness levelled the score a minute after the break and it was her sister Kirsty who then ensured the hosts pulled the game away from Glentoran, netting in the 52nd and 69th minutes. 
 
Beattie’s opener beat Reds goalkeeper Rachel Norney from close range after a long ball forward and Howe - a summer arrival from Linfield - poked home the second after a teasing cross.
 
Norney made a string of fine saves to prevent the Glens adding to their lead - Jess Foy and Kelly Bailie were both denied, before McDaniel halved the deficit.
 
Caitlin McGuinness then turned home at the near post unmarked to tie the score after the break, before Norney thwarted Beattie twice more as well as Howe.
 
It was Norney’s long ball that found Kirsty McGuinness to calmly score to give the Reds the lead, and despite Glentoran’s pressing for an equaliser - Kirsty curled home her second and the side’s fourth from a free-kick.
 
The defeat was the first of the campaign for Billy Clarke’s Glens and ensures that the North Belfast side have continued their 100 percent winning start to the campaign.
 
Cliftonville Ladies: Norney, Orr, White, Moran, Morgan, McHenry, McDaniel, C. McGuinness, K. McGuinness, Callaghan, Connolly subs Welsh (not used), Montgomery (not used), McConnell (replaced Connolly 81), Davis (not used), Weatherall (replaced White 76)
 
Glentoran Women: McKinnon, Timoney, Foy, E. McMaster, Caldwell, Kelly, Andrews, Maxwell, Beattie, Bailie, Howe subs Rogan (replaced Maxwell 65), A. McMaster (replaced Howe 65), McKearney (not used), Mervyn (not used), Dunne (replaced E. McMaster 65)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville Ladies   4 - 2 Glentoran Women
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Niamh Connolly

    Cliftonville Ladies

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rachel McConnell

    Cliftonville Ladies

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Yasmin White

    Cliftonville Ladies

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Megan Weatherall

    Cliftonville Ladies

    76'
  • GOAL

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Emma McMaster

    Glentoran Women

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Danielle Maxwell

    Glentoran Women

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Casey Howe

    Glentoran Women

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rachel Rogan

    Glentoran Women

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alison McMaster

    Glentoran Women

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shannon Dunne

    Glentoran Women

    65'
  • GOAL

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    52'
  • GOAL

    Caitlin McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    46'
  • GOAL

    Louise McDaniel

    Cliftonville Ladies

    36'
  •  Yellow Card

    Danielle Maxwell

    Glentoran Women

    16'
  • GOAL

    Casey Howe

    Glentoran Women

    10'
  • GOAL

    Kerry Beattie

    Glentoran Women

    6'

Cliftonville Ladies

  • Rachael Norney
  • Chloe Orr
  • Yasmin White red substitution 76'
  • Louise McDaniel 36'
  • Megan Moran
  • Fionnula Morgan
  • Abbie McHenry
  • Caitlin McGuinness 46'
  • Kirsty McGuinness 52' 69'
  • Marissa Callaghan
  • Niamh Connolly red substitution 81'

Substitutes

  • Lauren Welsh
  • Erin Montgomery
  • Rachel McConnell green substitution 81'
  • Shona Davis
  • Megan Weatherall green substitution 76'

Glentoran Women

  • Ashleigh McKinnon
  • Annie Timoney
  • Jessica Foy
  • Emma McMaster red substitution 65'
  • Nadene Caldwell
  • Samantha Kelly
  • Joely Andrews
  • Danielle Maxwell 16' red substitution 65'
  • Kerry Beattie 6'
  • Kelly Bailie
  • Casey Howe red substitution 65' 10'

Substitutes

  • Rachel Rogan green substitution 65'
  • Alison McMaster green substitution 65'
  • Jenna McKearney
  • Cara Mervyn
  • Shannon Dunne green substitution 65'
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