Hannah Grieve (08)
Amber Dempster (82)
Chloe Orr (90 1)

3

Kirsty McGuinness (10)
Chloe McCarron (12)
Abbie Magee (30)
Megan Bell (39)
Kirsty McGuinness (86)
Hannah Doherty (89)

6

Action from Solitude (Picture: ©LinfieldFC.com)

SUPER SIX BLUES BACK ON TOP

Linfield Ladies returned to the top of the Danske Bank Women's Premiership with a 6-3 defeat of Cliftonville Ladies at Solitude.

Cliftonville moved in front after eight minutes through Hannah Grieve's header from a right-wing cross.

However, Linfield levelled a couple of minutes later courtesy of Kirsty McGuinness' finish into an empty net after winning a 50-50 ball.

Chloe McCarron edged the Blues ahead on 12 minutes with a chip into the roof of the net, before Abbie Magee added a third after half-an-hour after the home keeper could only parry a Louise McDaniel effort.

And Linfield managed to knock home a fourth before the break when Megan Bell picked up the ball in the middle of the park before finishing into the far corner.

That was how it stayed until a four-goal flurry in the final ten minutes,

Amber Dempster reduced Cliftonville's arrears on 82 when she showed great composure to steer home a Marissa Callaghan cross, but Linfield's three-goal cushioned was restored thanks to a second from McGuinness with a lob over the advancing keeper.

Hannah Doherty made it 6-2 right at the end with a crashing effort in off the crossbar but there was still time for Chloe Orr to grab Cliftonville's third with a close range finish.

Highlights:

Cliftonville Ladies: McKenna, Weatherall, Moran, Grattan, McCarthy, M. Callaghan, McMaster, Simpson, Orr, Dempster, Grieve subs Doherty (replaced Weatherall 46), McVeagh (not used), Da Silva (replaced Grieve 73), Service (not used), McEvoy (replaced McCarthy 46)

Linfield Ladies: Perry, McDade, McFrederick, Hutton, McDaniel, Robson, Venney, Bell, McCarron, McGuinness, Magee subs Doherty (replaced Bell 70), McCarthy (not used), Burrows (replaced Hutton 53), McKenna (replaced McDaniel 63)

Referee: Neil McArdle