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Thursday 13 May 2021
NI internationals Sam Kelly and Kirsty McGuinness on target for clubs

Northern Ireland internationals Sam Kelly and Kirsty McGuinness were on target for their clubs last night in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership.

Midfielder Kelly netted a late equaliser for Glentoran Women, cancelling out Rebecca Bassett’s opener to claim a point against Linfield Ladies.

Linfield had been edged out by Cliftonville the previous week but went toe-to-toe against the defending champions in a superb end-to-end encounter with both sides creating plenty of chances to win, but ultimately the spoils were shared. 

Kirsty McGuinness netted the only goal of the game as Cliftonville Ladies claimed all three points against Crusaders Strikers. McGuinness headed home from a Marissa Callaghan cross. 

That result means that Cliftonville Ladies now top the standings as they are the only side remaining with a 100 percent winning record.

Elsewhere it was a memorable night for Derry City Women as they recorded their first league victory in two years as they ousted North-West rivals Sion Swifts Ladies 1-0 at the Brandywell. 

Lauren Cregan scored the only goal of the game a minute after half-time to secure a huge scalp for the Candystripes - their first top flight victory in 20 matches, a run stretching back to a victory over Comber Rec Ladies in July 2019. 

Results

Derry City Women 1-0 Sion Swifts Ladies (L Cregan ’46) 

Linfield Ladies 1-1 Glentoran Women (R Bassett ’33; S Kelly ’83) 

Crusaders Strikers 0-1 Cliftonville Ladies (K McGuinness ‘62)