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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 20 April 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Melvin Sports Complex

Attendance: 275

Referee: Louise Thompson

Sion Swifts Ladies home-team
0 FT 4
away-team Cliftonville Ladies
  •   Kirsty McGuinness 60'
  •   Marissa Callaghan 63' (pen) 80'
  •   Caitlin McGuinness 72'
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Marissa Callaghan ©NIFL

REDS FIND SION A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK

Cliftonville were four-goal winners at Sion Swifts but they had to wait until the hour mark to open their account against a resolute home side.

Kirsty McGuinness broke the deadlock in the 60th minute after resolute defending from the home side in a challenging first game for the title hopefuls.

That was the first of three Reds goals in nine minutes as Marissa Callaghan scored from the penalty spot, Kirsty’s sister Caitlin added a stunning third and with 11 minutes remaining, Callaghan bagged her second and the team’s fourth.

The hosts had kept the game goalless at halftime with a disciplined and determined performance as Cliftonville piled on the pressure which saw debutant Sion keeper, Jennifer Currie, make a handful of saves to keep the Swifts in the game.

Shots from the McGuinness sisters and Callaghan in the first half found the goalkeeper Currie in good form, as midfielders Zoe McGlynn and Aimee Durn had a few wide attempts for the home side.

The deadlock was finally broken an hour into the game as Cliftonville started the second half on the front foot and once again pressed the hosts, with Kirsty McGuinness finishing well from a tight angle.

A few minutes later, the visitors doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Abbie Magee was brought down in the box and Callaghan converted the penalty.

Late in the second half, Caitlin McGuinness grabbed a third with an excellent top corner finish before Callaghan doubled her tally for the night as she had a tap in at the back post in the eightieth minute.

Sion Swifts Ladies: Currie, Neal, Donnan, Walsh, McCarter, Durn, Crompton, McGlynn, Chambers, McLaughlin, Doherty subs Harris (not used), Smallwoods (replaced Crompton 81), Long (not used), Connor (replaced Walsh 65), Quigg (not used), O'Neill (replaced Chambers 81)

Cliftonville Ladies: Welsh, Burrows, Morgan, Finnegan, Maxwell, McDaniel, C. McGuinness, K. McGuinness, McKimm, Callaghan, Magee subs Norney (not used), White (replaced K. McGuinness 73), Moran (replaced Finnegan 75), Montgomery (replaced Callaghan 84), Reilly (not used), McHenry (replaced C. McGuinness 84), Mailey (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Sion Swifts Ladies   0 - 4 Cliftonville Ladies
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marissa Callaghan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caitlin McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Erin Montgomery

    Cliftonville Ladies

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Abbie McHenry

    Cliftonville Ladies

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kelly Crompton

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cora Chambers

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Loren Smallwoods

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aoibhe O'Neill

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    81'
  • GOAL

    Marissa Callaghan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Toni-Leigh Finnegan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Megan Moran

    Cliftonville Ladies

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Yasmin White

    Cliftonville Ladies

    73'
  • GOAL

    Caitlin McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caoimhe Walsh

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Claragh Connor

    Sion Swifts Ladies

    65'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Marissa Callaghan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    63'
  • GOAL

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    60'

Sion Swifts Ladies

  • Jennifer Currie
  • Aimee Neal
  • Naomi Donnan
  • Caoimhe Walsh red substitution 65'
  • Tasmin McCarter
  • Aimee Durn
  • Kelly Crompton red substitution 81'
  • Zoe McGlynn
  • Cora Chambers red substitution 81'
  • Naomi McLaughlin
  • Caoirse Doherty

Substitutes

  • Sian Harris
  • Loren Smallwoods green substitution 81'
  • Ellie Long
  • Claragh Connor green substitution 65'
  • Aoibhe O'Neill green substitution 81'
  • Clarah Quigg

Cliftonville Ladies

  • Lauren Welsh
  • Kelsie Burrows
  • Fionnula Morgan
  • Toni-Leigh Finnegan red substitution 75'
  • Danielle Maxwell
  • Louise McDaniel
  • Kirsty McGuinness red substitution 73' 60'
  • Marissa Callaghan red substitution 84' 63' 80'
  • Caitlin McGuinness red substitution 84' 72'
  • Grace McKimm
  • Abbie Magee

Substitutes

  • Rachael Norney
  • Yasmin White green substitution 73'
  • Megan Moran green substitution 75'
  • Erin Montgomery green substitution 84'
  • Tara Reilly
  • Abbie McHenry green substitution 84'
  • Hollie Mailey

Sion Swifts Ladies

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Cliftonville Ladies

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