RUTHLESS GLENS SWEEP TO DERBY VICTORY
Two goals apiece from Casey Howe and Lauren Wade helped propel champions Glentoran Women to a 7-1 victory over Linfield Ladies.
Three goals in four first half minutes from Howe, Makyla Mulholland and Wade put the Glens in total control before captain Jessica Foy added a fourth from the penalty spot nine minutes later.
Wade scored her second and the Glens fifth in the 51st minute before Nadene Caldwell added a sixth three minutes later, before Rachel McConnell netted a consolation for the Blues with 20 minutes remaining after a goalmouth scramble with Howe adding a seventh for the hosts in injury time.
Glentoran Women: Higgins, Foy, McMaster, Caldwell, Mulholland, Rogan, Wade, Andrews, Howe, Bailie, McCarron subs McDade (replaced Rogan 60), McDaid (replaced McMaster 84), Mervyn (not used), Morgan (replaced Mulholland 60), McKearney (not used), Dunne (replaced Wade 84), Tweedie (replaced Andrews 62)
Linfield Ladies: Currie, McMaster, Sweetlove, Hutton, Fitzsimmons, Timoney, Bassett, Halliday, S. Leckey, Weatherall, Dickson subs McAllister (not used), McFrederick (replaced Hutton 62), McConnell (replaced Timoney 67), E. Leckey (replaced Bassett 60), Marks (replaced S. Leckey 67), Devine (replaced Dickson 60), Reid (not used)