REDS MAKE IT FIVE FROM FIVE
Cliftonville Ladies maintained their winning start to the season with a comfortable 4-0 victory against Sion Swifts at Solitude.
The Reds made a fast start to the game, and just seconds after Kirsty McGuinness had blazed an effort over the crossbar, her sister Caitlin opened the scoring on three minutes. The Northern Ireland international latched onto a through ball, beat the goalkeeper and slotted into an empty net.
She then doubled her and the Reds’ tally on nine minutes as she tucked home after meeting Kirsty McGuinness’ cross.
Danielle Maxwell added a third for the hosts in the 20th minute, when Caitlin McGuinness squared the ball to her in the box after the striker had rounded the goalkeeper.
The champions continued to press for more goals in the second half, and were rewarded on 74 minutes when captain Marissa Callaghan reacted quickest to finish after Abbie Magee’s shot had come back off the post.
Caitlin McGuinness missed a fine opportunity to seal her hat-trick when screwed a shot wide soon after the goal as the Reds eased to their fifth straight victory.
Cliftonville Ladies: Norney, White, Doherty, Morgan, Maxwell, McDaniel, C. McGuinness, Carleton, K. McGuinness, Callaghan, Magee subs Burrows, Finnegan, Reilly, Markey, O. McGuinness, Anderson, Shaw
Sion Swifts Ladies: Currie, Neal, McCarter, Crompton, McGlynn, Brown, Chambers, Lynch, Walsh, O'Neill, McGlade subs Healey, Long, McFarland, Haynes, O'Connor-Farren, Doherty, Coyne