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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 8 September 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 134

Referee: Jason McClelland

Cliftonville Ladies home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Crusaders Strikers
  •   Marissa Callaghan 4' 75' (pen)
  •   Amy McGivern 58'
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Marissa Callaghan scored both Cliftonville goals ©Declan Roughan

CALLAGHAN DOUBLE PUTS REDS BACK ON TOP

Cliftonville Ladies returned to the top of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership - for 48 hours at least - after edging out Crusaders Strikers in Wednesday night’s North Belfast derby.
 
Marissa Callaghan netted a double for the hosts at Solitude - the second of which was from the penalty spot - to secure a win for John McGrady’s side, who had Megan Weatherall sent-off late on - the first red card of the league season.
 
Amy McGivern had drawn the Strikers level in the second half but it was not enough to stop the Reds winning all four matches between the sides this campaign.
 
The visitors could have taken an early lead after two minutes when an Emily Wilson Cross found Caitlyn Hamilton but her attempt was blocked by Reds captain Megan Moran.
 
Callaghan soon headed home the opener from Yasmin White’s cross as the Reds took control of the game but the Crues weathered the storm and equalised just before the hour mark as McGivern headed home from a Danielle McDowell free-kick.
 
Callaghan restored the Reds lead after White was felled in the penalty area and whilst Weatherall was shown a second yellow late on, the hosts held on for a vital three points.
 
Cliftonville Ladies: Norney, White, Burrows, Moran, Morgan, McDaniel, C. McGuinness, K. McGuinness, Davis, Callaghan, Weatherall subs McKimm (replaced C. McGuinness 81), Caldwell (not used), McConnell (not used), McHenry (not used), Montgomery (replaced White 83)
 
Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, Archibald, Hamilton, McGivern, McDowell, McCann, Nelson, Chalmers, Wilson, McLaren, Rea subs Mearns (replaced Hamilton 74), H. Johnston (replaced McCann 87), Eddis (not used), Rodgers (not used), Boyle (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville Ladies   2 - 1 Crusaders Strikers
  •  Yellow Card

    Megan Moran

    Cliftonville Ladies

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mairead McCann

    Crusaders Strikers

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Hollie Johnston

    Crusaders Strikers

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Yasmin White

    Cliftonville Ladies

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Erin Montgomery

    Cliftonville Ladies

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caitlin McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Grace McKimm

    Cliftonville Ladies

    81'
  •  Red Card

    Megan Weatherall

    Cliftonville Ladies

    78'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Marissa Callaghan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caitlyn Hamilton

    Crusaders Strikers

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Heather Mearns

    Crusaders Strikers

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caitlyn Hamilton

    Crusaders Strikers

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Yasmin White

    Cliftonville Ladies

    60'
  • GOAL

    Amy McGivern

    Crusaders Strikers

    58'
  • GOAL

    Marissa Callaghan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    4'

Cliftonville Ladies

  • Rachael Norney
  • Yasmin White 60' red substitution 83'
  • Kelsie Burrows
  • Megan Moran 87'
  • Fionnula Morgan
  • Louise McDaniel
  • Caitlin McGuinness red substitution 81'
  • Kirsty McGuinness
  • Shona Davis
  • Marissa Callaghan 4' 75'
  • Megan Weatherall 78'

Substitutes

  • Grace McKimm green substitution 81'
  • Nicole Caldwell
  • Rachel McConnell
  • Abbie McHenry
  • Erin Montgomery green substitution 83'

Crusaders Strikers

  • Maddy Harvey-Clifford
  • Chloe Archibald
  • Caitlyn Hamilton 72' red substitution 74'
  • Amy McGivern 58'
  • Danielle McDowell
  • Mairead McCann red substitution 87'
  • Julie Nelson
  • Beth Chalmers
  • Emily Wilson
  • Rachel McLaren
  • Jessica Rea

Substitutes

  • Heather Mearns green substitution 74'
  • Hollie Johnston green substitution 87'
  • Kerry Eddis
  • Zoe Rodgers
  • Darcy Boyle
© Declan Roughan

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