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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Wednesday 25 May 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Solitude

Attendance: 390

Referee: Louise Thompson

Cliftonville Ladies home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Glentoran Women
  •   Toni-Leigh Finnegan 48'
  •   Kirsty McGuinness 63'
  •   Caitlin McGuinness 67'
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©Johnny Caldwell

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Second half strikes from Toni Leigh Finnegan, Kirsty and Caitlin McGuinness ensured Cliftonville Ladies extended their lead at the top of the table to five points over defending champions Glentoran Women.

In a first half of few chances, Glentoran’s Casey Howe glanced a header wide from Jessica Foy’s teasing cross and Lauren Wade forced a save from Reds goalkeeper Rachael Norney.

At the other end, Kirsty McGuinness was unable to beat Emma Higgins in the Glentoran goal after being played through one on one in the Reds’ best chance of the cagey opening period.

The game’s first goal would eventually arrive three minutes after the restart, as Finnegan curled home a free kick past Higgins, who was unable to keep the powerful strike out, despite getting a hand to it.

Kirsty McGuinness added a second just past the hour mark as she raced onto Finnegan’s lofted through ball before slotting past Higgins from close range.

Her sister Caitlin netted a third on 67 minutes, firing into the far corner through Higgins’ legs from a narrow angle in the box.

Glentoran were offered a route back into the game when captain Jessica Foy was brought down by Rachael Norney in the box.

The goalkeeper recovered however to produce a terrific reflex save to divert Foy’s penalty onto the crossbar, before Cora Morgan failed to hit the target from the rebound as the Reds held on for the win and clean sheet.

Cliftonville Ladies: Norney, White, Moran, Morgan, Finnegan, Maxwell, McDaniel, C. McGuinness, K. McGuinness, McKimm, McHenry subs Welsh (not used), Montgomery (not used), Reilly (not used), Irvine (not used), Wilton (not used), Campbell (not used), Mailey (not used)

Glentoran Women: Higgins, Foy, McMaster, Caldwell, Mulholland, Rogan, Wade, Andrews, Howe, Bailie, McCarron subs McKinnon (not used), McDade (not used), Mervyn (not used), Morgan (replaced Rogan 72), Dunne (not used), Tweedie (replaced Connolly 67), Connolly (replaced Howe 39)

  • FULL TIME
    Cliftonville Ladies   3 - 0 Glentoran Women
  •  Yellow Card

    Makyla Mulholland

    Glentoran Women

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rachael Norney

    Cliftonville Ladies

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rachel Rogan

    Glentoran Women

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cora Morgan

    Crusaders Strikers

    72'
  • GOAL

    Caitlin McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sarah Tweedie

    Glentoran Women

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sarah Connolly

    Glentoran Women

    67'
  • GOAL

    Kirsty McGuinness

    Cliftonville Ladies

    63'
  • GOAL

    Toni-Leigh Finnegan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    48'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Casey Howe

    Glentoran Women

    39'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sarah Connolly

    Glentoran Women

    39'
  •  Yellow Card

    Toni-Leigh Finnegan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    18'

Cliftonville Ladies

  • Rachael Norney 82'
  • Yasmin White
  • Megan Moran
  • Fionnula Morgan
  • Toni-Leigh Finnegan 18' 48'
  • Danielle Maxwell
  • Louise McDaniel
  • Kirsty McGuinness 63'
  • Caitlin McGuinness 67'
  • Grace McKimm
  • Abbie McHenry

Substitutes

  • Lauren Welsh
  • Erin Montgomery
  • Tara Reilly
  • Chelsea Irvine
  • Natasha Wilton
  • Kayla Campbell
  • Hollie Mailey

Glentoran Women

  • Emma Higgins
  • Jessica Foy
  • Emma McMaster
  • Nadene Caldwell
  • Makyla Mulholland 85'
  • Rachel Rogan red substitution 72'
  • Lauren Wade
  • Joely Andrews
  • Casey Howe red substitution 39'
  • Kelly Bailie
  • Chloe McCarron

Substitutes

  • Ashleigh McKinnon
  • Jennifer McDade
  • Cara Mervyn
  • Cora Morgan green substitution 72'
  • Shannon Dunne
  • Sarah Tweedie green substitution 67'
  • Sarah Connolly green substitution 39' red substitution 67'
© Johnny Caldwell

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