Wednesday, 20 June 2018
The action in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership continues with another full round of games this evening.
Cliftonville Ladies v. Portadown Ladies (Solitude; kick-off 8pm)
Cliftonville Ladies will welcome Portadown Ladies to Solitude for their second league meeting of the season. The Reds will be hoping their recent form continues after defeating Sion Swifts last week in the league and a 16-0 thrashing of Chimney Corner ladies on Monday night in the Irish Cup.
These sides last met in back in April at Shamrock Park where the Reds recorded a 7-1 victory. That Portadown goal, ironically scored by Hannah Grieve before her transfer to Cliftonville, is their only league goal so far this season, and they will come into this fixture aiming to collect their first point of the campaign.
Cliftonville may be without club captain Megan Moran, who will face a late fitness test, while Amber Dempster returns from NI Futsal activities last weekend.
Crusaders Strikers v. Glentoran Women's FC (Seaview; kick-off 8pm)
League leaders Crusaders will host Glentoran at Seaview. The Crues are two points clear at the top, and six ahead of the Glens back in fourth spot.
These sides played out a 0-0 draw at the Oval on the opening day of the season. Glentoran created the bulk of chances in that fixture but couldn’t find the net and they will be hungry to score in this meeting.
The Glens might be boosted by the return of Aoife Lennon who should be back in the panel following a hip injury picked up against Linfield.
Linfield Ladies v. Derry City Ladies (New Midgley Park; kick-off 8pm)
Linfield Ladies will return to league action this week following a free week, and will be hoping to go back to the top of the table depending on other results.
The Blues go into game on the back of a 12-0 victory over Lisburn Ladies in the Irish Cup. Sixteen-year-old Kirsty Cameron scored her first goal in that fixture and Caitlin Rae made her debut and both could challenge for a starting position.
Making their first appearance at New Midgley, Derry City could welcome the returning Aine McKeever following suspension but will, however, be without injured duo Caoimhe Walsh and Rachel Barnaby.