Megan Bell (10)
Megan Bell (25)
Leontia McVarnock (31)
Deborah McCarthy (42)
Leontia McVarnock (55)
Kirsty McGuinness (57)
Kirsty McGuinness (63)


Megan Bell scores


It took the visitors only ten minutes to take the lead when a Kirsty McGuinness cross from the left was met at the far post by Megan Bell.

Minutes later Bell was again on target in an carbon copy goal from another McGuinness cross.

The game then settled settled down with both sides creating chances and Cliftonville began to get their foot on the ball. However it was 3-0 after 31 mins when former Cliftonville girl Leontia McVarnock took advantage of poor Reds defending to punish her former club. 

The Blues had the match wrapped up at half time when Debbie McCarthy scored on 35 minutes.

After the interval it took Linfield only ten minutes to add to their tally when McVarnock grabbed her second of the night and almost immediately Kirsty McGuinness hit the first of her two goals to cap a fine performance from the champions.

Cliftonville Ladies: McCleary, Moran, McCarthy, McGonnell, McLaughlin, Weatherall, White, Quigley, Kelly, Simpson, Dunn subs Lewsley (not used), Dodds (not used), Cargill (replaced White 67), Burgess (replaced McLaughlin 49), da Silva (replaced McCarthy 26)

Linfield Ladies: Perry, Corry, Kilpatrick, McDade, McFrederick, Bell, Myles, Venney, McGuinness, McVarnock, McCarthy subs Doonan (replaced Corry 46), Moore (replaced Myles 54), Haddock (not used)

Referee: Ryan Hanna