REDS CLOSE GAP AT THE TOP
Cliftonville moved to within a point of league leaders Glentoran and still have a game in hand following a 4-1 victory over Crusaders Strikers.
Amy McGivern gave the Crues a second-minute lead following Danielle McDowell’s free-kick but a storming second half saved the day for the Reds.
Northern Ireland international quartet Kirsty McGuinness, Caitlin McGuinness, Marissa Callaghan and Louise McDaniel all netted for the hosts to secure the points.
The equaliser from Kirsty McGuinness was a low drilled effort beyond Crues shot-stopper Maddy Harvey-Clifford before the forward turned provider for her sister Caitlin to net from close-range.
As the Crues pushed for an equaliser, they were twice hit on the break in the closing minutes as Callaghan and McDaniel both netted following quick counter-attacks.
Cliftonville Ladies: Norney, White, Burrows, Moran, Morgan, McKimm, McDaniel, C. McGuinness, K. McGuinness, Davis, Callaghan subs Welsh (not used), Reilly (not used), McConnell (not used), McHenry (not used), Weatherall (replaced McKimm 76)
Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, McGivern, McDowell, McCann, Nelson, Armour, Otter, Chalmers, Wilson, McLaren, Rea subs Archibald (replaced McDowell 75), Hamilton (not used), Redmond (not used), Rodgers (not used), Boyle (replaced McCann 84)