Wednesday, 03 July 2019
The Danske Bank Women's Premiership continues tonight as we preview the matches in gameweek 11 of the 2019 campaign. Cliftonville's clash with Sion Swifts has been postponed to a later date while Crusaders sit out this round of action.
Derry City v. Comber Rec. Ladies (venue: The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium; kick-off 8pm)
This is a battle between two sides battling to avoid relegation this year. Both teams have collected just one point from their opening matches to date - and that came when the two played out a goalless draw at Londonderry park earlier this campaign.
Indeed, Derry have just one goal to their name through their opening nine fixtures in this season’s top flight and Comber, who have secured back to back promotions, are yet to find the net in the division.
Lauren Cregan, Leah McGonagle and Ellie Duffy all return for the hosts but the Candystripes remain without a host of first-team players including Gemma McGuinness, Rosie Cunningham, Laura Connolly and Bronagh McGuinnes, while Coral Lapsley Jenna Doherty and Emma Doherty are also now unavailable for Kevin McLaughlin's side.
Linfield v. Glentoran Women (venue: New Midgley Park; kick-off 8pm)
It is a top of the table clash at New Midgley Park between league leaders Linfield and second-placed Glentoran Women, who would leap above their fierce rivals with a victory.
The Glens are fresh off the back of last week's League Cup triumph over Sion Swifts Ladies while both sides are into the Irish Cup semi-finals - having defeated Sion and Cliftonville Ladies respectively on Monday night.
The Blues won the meeting earlier in the meeting between the sides 3-0 - the only time the East Belfast side have tasted defeat all season. Louise McDaniel, Casey Howe and Kelsie Burrows were all on target for Phil Lewis' side that night.
Both sides have dropped points at third-placed Sion Swifts this campaign but aside from that they have defeated the remaining four clubs in the division in all their meetings so far this campaign.
This match could prove crucial in the destination of this year's title - with Linfield having won each of the last three editions.
|Sion Swifts Ladies||18||14||3||1||81||45|
|Glentoran Womens FC||18||11||3||4||48||36|
|Derry City Ladies||18||1||1||16||-73||4|
|Comber Rec. Ladies||18||1||1||16||-125||4|