REDS MARCH ON TOWARDS TITLE
Cliftonville Ladies maintained their march towards the league title as they made it 12 wins from 12 league games, but the 4-1 victory over Lisburn Ladies does not reflect how much the Reds were made to work on the night.
The game was scoreless at the break with the visitors – whilst weathering a storm – carrying a goal threat of their own, but the home side’s quality shone through after the break.
Grace McKimm netted twice in the space of ten minutes – the second of which an ‘Olympic goal’ direct from a corner – but Vivienne McCormack halved the lead with a superb lobbed finish for Lisburn.
However, the Reds were to make the points safe as a Toni-Leigh Finnegan free-kick and Erin Montgomery goal wrapped up the win.
Cliftonville Ladies: Adams, White, Burrows, Moran, Finnegan, Maxwell, McDaniel, C. McGuinness, McKimm, Carleton, Doherty subs Murphy (replaced Adams 62), Morgan (replaced White 70), Montgomery (replaced Doherty 70), K. McGuinness (not used), Reilly (not used), Markey (not used), Irvine (not used)
Lisburn Ladies: J. Poots, Nugent, Duffy, Shannon, Burnett, McCann, Murdough, Henderson, McCormack, Anderson, Hall subs Winton (not used), Stevenson (replaced McCormack 84), Alcobia da Silva (not used), Conroy (replaced McCann 90+3)