Glentoran Womens will be looking to take all three points from their trip to Shamrock Park tonight (c) Brian Little/Presseye
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
The Danske Bank Women's Premiership returns with a full round of games tonight in the the tightly contested top division of women's football.
Cliftonville Ladies v Sion Swifts Ladies (venue: Solitude; kick-off: 8pm)
Cliftonville Ladies will entertain Sion Swifts at Solitude, as the league table sits it's fourth hosting third in what should be a tight encounter with only two points dividing these sides. The Reds will be at full strength and should be boosted by the return of Marrisa Callaghan from International duty. Cliftonville are entering a busy fixture period with the League Cup final to look forward at the end of June and also a County Antrim Challenge Cup Semi final to prepare for.
Crusaders Strikers v Derry City Ladies (venue: Seaview; kick-off: 8pm)
Second placed Crusaders Strikers welcome Derry City Ladies to Seaview. A Crusaders win can take them top of the table against sixth placed Derry City. Derry come into this match following their game against Portadown last week being abandoned due to a serious injury to Aoife Curran. Curran suffered a ligament injury to her left arm and shoulder in which the game was abandoned at with only 11 minutes played. The Candystripes will be without Curran for four weeks following the injury.
Dan Nolan has also resigned from his position as manager of Derry City Ladies in what has been a turbulent week for the North West side. Crusaders will be boosted with the return of Nadine Murphy to the squad. The North Belfast side also welcome Julie Nelson back to the squad from International duty.
Portadown Ladies v Glentoran Womens (venue: Shamrock Park; kick-off: 8pm)
Portadown Ladies welcome Glentoran Womens to Shamrock Park in the final game of the week. Portadown will be aiming to put their first points on the board and may well feel frustrated last week when their game with Derry City was abandoned with only 11 minutes played following a serious injury with Portadown leading 1-0 before the injury. The visitors will travel to Mid Ulster aiming to climb the table and can bounce into third position if results went their way.