Leah McEvoy (48)
Leah McEvoy (55)
Marissa Callaghan (67)


Leah McEvoy scored twice for Cliftonville (Picture: AMMG Sports/Chris Scott)


Cliftonville Ladies made it two wins from two in their Danske Bank Women’s Premiership campaign as they inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Derry City, who are still without a point, at Solitude.

Despite being scoreless at half-time, a double from Leah McEvoy and a Marissa Callaghan free-kick gave the points to the Reds.

Youngster McEvoy struck the ball sweetly passed the left hand of a helpless Derry goalkeeper Molly McBride to break the deadlock just after the interval.

When McBride then mis-kicked from a pass back minutes later it was McEvoy who was on hand again to send the Reds into a two-goal lead.

Midway through the second half, Niamh Connolly was brought down at the edge of the box and it was veteran Callaghan who stepped up to drill the free-kick home to clinch the third goal and seal all three points for the hosts.

Cliftonville Ladies: C. Callaghan, Moran, McEvoy, McMaster, Dempster, Simpson, Orr, McConnell, M. Callaghan, Connolly, Weatherall subs Canavan (replaced M. Callaghan 82), Da Silva (replaced Connolly 70), Currie (not used), Devine (replaced Dempster 70), Burns (not used)

Derry City: McBride, J. Doherty, Lapsley, Dunne, McGonagle, McDaid, Cregan, G. McGuinness, McMullan, McIntosh, Connolly subs E. Doherty (replaced McMullan 75), Patton (replaced Cregan 70), Callaghan (replaced McGonagle 81)

Attendance: 50

Referee: Jason McClelland

Attendance: 50