Three was the magic number for Northern Ireland international Casey Howe as she netted a hat-trick in Glentoran Women’s big win over Linfield Ladies in the Women’s Premiership last night.
The Glens eased to a 9-0 success over their big rivals with Howe taking home the match ball after scoring all three of her goals in a 17-minute blitz early in the second half.
Fellow internationals Kerry Beattie and Joely Andrews got the ball rolling for the Glens with early strikes in minute 10 and 11 respectively. Jessica Foy made it four with less than a quarter of an hour on the clock thanks to a quick-fire double.
Then came Howe’s hat-trick before an own goal and a late Rachel Rogan strike wrapped up a memorable victory for the reigning champions.
🔥 @GlentoranWomen were on fire as they put nine past @LinfieldLadies in the @DanskeBank_UK Women's Premiership!— NI Football League (@OfficialNIFL) July 29, 2021
Enjoy all the goals below with some fine long distance finishes from Joely Andrews, Jessica Foy & Casey Howe! pic.twitter.com/QO0wnDGHUY
Elsewhere Northern Ireland internationals Kirsty McGuinness, Marissa Callaghan and Toni-Leigh Finnegan were all on target as Cliftonville Ladies secured an impressive 3-1 victory over Crusaders Strkiers. Amy McGivern scored for the Crues.
🎥 The pressure is 🔛 at the top of the @DanskeBank_UK Women's Premiership!@CVilleLadiesFC continue to match the league leaders with another three points, this time against @CruesStrikers, to stay one point behind!— NI Football League (@OfficialNIFL) July 29, 2021
The opening goal from Kirsty McGuinness is worth a watch... pic.twitter.com/F3fNlI3gnn
Meanwhile Sion Swifts ran out four nil winners over Derry City at the Brandywell. Kerryanne Brown and Hayley O’Donnell each netted before the break, before a second half double from substitute Caoirse Doherty.
Women’s Premiership results
Derry City Women 0-4 Sion Swifts Ladies (Brown pen ’24, O’Donnell ’37, Doherty ’71, ‘77)
Glentoran Women 9-0 Linfield Ladies (Beattie ’10, Andrews ’11, Foy ’20, ’23, Howe ’46, ’56, ’63, own goal ’65, Rogan ‘90)
Crusaders Strikers 1-3 Cliftonville Ladies (McGivern ’45; K McGuinness ’22, Callaghan ’65, Finnegan pen ‘72)