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Match Centre

Womens Premiership
Monday 26 September 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Ashfield Boys HS

Attendance: 220

Referee: Louise Thompson

Glentoran Women home-team
3 FT 1
away-team Cliftonville Ladies
  •   Nadene Caldwell 63'
  •   Emma McMaster 78'
  •   Caragh Hamilton 90+1'
  •   Toni-Leigh Finnegan 58'
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TITLE RACE TAKES BIG TWIST

Glentoran Women came from a goal behind to defeat Cliftonville Ladies and breathe life into the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership title race.

Going into the encounter at Ashfield Boys HS, the Reds had won all 12 of their league matches this season and a win in East Belfast would have stretched their lead at the top of the standings to 13 points.

After a tense, scoreless first half, the encounter caught fire on the hour mark when the Glens thought they had taken the lead after Joely Andrews turned home from Caragh Hamilton’s free-kick, but the goal was disallowed for an infringement on visiting goalkeeper Nicole Adams.

Cliftonville took the lead within a minute of that incident as Toni-Leigh Finnegan turned home after the Glens had failed to properly clear a corner.

It took the hosts just minutes to restore parity as Nadene Caldwell produced an excellent finish from the edge of the area to level the score to conclude a thrilling four minutes.

The Glens were in the ascendancy and their superiority paid off when Emma McMaster gave them the lead for the first time with 15 minutes left on the clock. As Cliftonville pushed for a late leveller, Hamilton pounced on a loose back-pass to produce a cool finish and secure the points.

Glentoran now trail Cliftonville by seven points, but the defending champions have a game in hand over their title rivals – whom they will face twice more this campaign in the closing weeks.

Glentoran Women: McKinnon, Foy, McMaster, Caldwell, Hamilton, Andrews, Beattie, Howe, Bailie, Tweedie, McCarron subs Lancaster (not used), Rogan (replaced Howe 73), McIntyre (not used), McDade (not used), McDaid (replaced Hamilton 90+2), Mervyn (not used), McKearney (not used)

Cliftonville Ladies: Adams, White, Burrows, Moran, Finnegan, Maxwell, McDaniel, C. McGuinness, K. McGuinness, McKimm, Carleton subs Murphy (replaced Adams 28), Morgan (replaced Moran 81), Montgomery (not used), Reilly (not used), Irvine (not used), Doherty (not used), Magee (replaced Finnegan 85)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran Women   3 - 1 Cliftonville Ladies
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caragh Hamilton

    Glentoran Women

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michelle McDaid

    Glentoran Women

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    Caragh Hamilton

    Glentoran Women

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Toni-Leigh Finnegan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Abbie Magee

    Cliftonville Ladies

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Megan Moran

    Cliftonville Ladies

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Fionnula Morgan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    81'
  • GOAL

    Emma McMaster

    Glentoran Women

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kelsie Burrows

    Cliftonville Ladies

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Megan Moran

    Cliftonville Ladies

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Casey Howe

    Glentoran Women

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rachel Rogan

    Glentoran Women

    73'
  • GOAL

    Nadene Caldwell

    Glentoran Women

    63'
  • GOAL

    Toni-Leigh Finnegan

    Cliftonville Ladies

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jessica Foy

    Glentoran Women

    50'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nicole Adams

    Cliftonville Ladies

    28'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shauna Murphy

    Cliftonville Ladies

    28'

Glentoran Women

  • Ashleigh McKinnon
  • Jessica Foy 50'
  • Nadene Caldwell 63'
  • Emma McMaster 78'
  • Caragh Hamilton red substitution 90+2' 90+1'
  • Joely Andrews
  • Kerry Beattie
  • Casey Howe red substitution 73'
  • Kelly Bailie
  • Sarah Tweedie
  • Chloe McCarron

Substitutes

  • Imogen Lancaster
  • Rachel Rogan green substitution 73'
  • Rachel McIntyre
  • Jennifer McDade
  • Michelle McDaid green substitution 90+2'
  • Cara Mervyn
  • Jenna McKearney

Cliftonville Ladies

  • Nicole Adams red substitution 28'
  • Yasmin White
  • Kelsie Burrows 76'
  • Megan Moran 76' red substitution 81'
  • Toni-Leigh Finnegan red substitution 85' 58'
  • Danielle Maxwell
  • Louise McDaniel
  • Caitlin McGuinness
  • Kirsty McGuinness
  • Grace McKimm
  • Vicky Carleton

Substitutes

  • Shauna Murphy green substitution 28'
  • Fionnula Morgan green substitution 81'
  • Erin Montgomery
  • Tara Reilly
  • Chelsea Irvine
  • Hannah Doherty
  • Abbie Magee green substitution 85'

Glentoran Women

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Cliftonville Ladies

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