HAT-TRICK FOR WILSON AS CRUES HIT SEVEN
Crusaders Strikers ran out seven-goal victors away at Derry City Women thanks to a goal blitz in the final 15 minutes of the game.
Morganne Beggs and Leah McEvoy hit quickfire first-half goals for the Crues, before Emily Wilson’s late hat-trick with Leontia McVarnock and Beth Chalmers also getting in on the act late on.
Crusaders strengthened their grip on third place – moving six points clear of Linfield Ladies – while Derry City remain at the foot of the standings.
Derry City: C. Friel, Ferguson, O'Kane, McIntosh, R. Friel, Carlin, Redden, Hargan, Taggart, Rooney, Murphy subs Cooper (replaced Ferguson 69), Connolly (not used), Havlin (replaced Redden 86), Nelson (replaced R. Friel 69), Harkin (replaced McIntosh 46), Barr (not used)
Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, Hamilton, McGivern, McEvoy, Beggs, Nelson, Redmond, Ingram, Wilson, McLaren, Rea subs Johnston (not used), McCann (replaced Ingram 71), McVarnock (replaced Beggs 60), Peachey (replaced McGivern 71), Morgan (replaced McEvoy 60), Kirgan (not used), Chalmers (replaced McLaren 71)