GLENS RUE MISSED SPOT-KICK
Glentoran Women slipped further behind Cliftonville Ladies in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership title race after being held to a scoreless draw at Crusaders Strikers.
The defending champions are now 10 points behind the Reds – albeit having played one game less – as they were held in a competitive but scoreless encounter at Seaview.
The best opportunity of the game came the way of the visitors ten minutes after the break from the penalty spot, but striker Kerry Beattie saw her effort stopped by Crues goalkeeper Maddy Harvey-Clifford.
Nadene Caldwell rattled the woodwork for the visitors eight minutes before the break following a Joely Andrews corner, while their penalty was awarded after Caragh Hamilton was felled inside the area, but the game finished goalless.
Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, Hamilton, McGivern, McEvoy, Beggs, Nelson, Armour, Ingram, Wilson, McLaren, Rea subs McCann, McVarnock, Peachey, Redmond, Morgan, Chalmers, Boyle
Glentoran Women: Higgins, Foy, E. McMaster, Caldwell, Hamilton, Andrews, Beattie, Howe, Bailie, Tweedie, McCarron subs McKinnon, Lancaster, Mulholland, Rogan, McDade, McDaid, Dunne