FIRST HALF GOAL BLITZ SETS SION UP
Sion Swifts Ladies had too much for newly-promoted Lisburn Ladies with four goals in the space of 16 first half minutes killing the tie as a contest in a 5-1 triumph.
Claire Rooney’s early own goal after Naomi McLaughlin’s free-kick came back off the post opened the scoring before Naomi Donnan, Caoirse Doherty and Cora Chambers all found the net.
Chambers added her second and Sion’s fifth with 12 minutes remaining with a calm and composed finish after rounding Lisburn goalkeeper Jessica Poots.
Stacey Murdough pulled a deserved consolation goal back for the hosts in injury time, doing well to hold off defensive challenges before finding the net.
Lisburn Ladies: J. Poots, Redpath, Hall, Anderson, Rooney, Shannon, Hinds, Clews, Stevenson, Taggart, Murdough subs Callaghan (not used), Nugent (replaced Rooney 31), Watters (replaced Anderson 55), McCann (replaced Clews 62)
Sion Swifts Ladies: Currie, Neal, Donnan, Walsh, McCarter, Durn, Crompton, McGlynn, Chambers, McLaughlin, Doherty subs Harris (not used), Smallwoods (replaced Doherty 68), McVarnock (not used), Coyle (replaced Neal 85), Long (replaced Donnan 85), Quigg (not used), O'Neill (replaced Crompton 73)