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Thursday 06 May 2021
Kerry Beattie bags a 15-minute hat-trick as our senior women continue to find the net

Our senior women were again among the goals as the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership continued in exciting fashion. 

Cliftonville Ladies secured a landmark 3-2 victory over Linfield Ladies at Solitude, while Glentoran Women won 3-0 at Sion Swifts Ladies. Elsewhere Crusaders Strikers secured their first points of the campaign with a 4-1 victory over Derry City Women. 

Champions Glentoran eased to a three-goal win at Sion Swifts thanks to a 15-minute hat-trick from striker Kerry Beattie

The Northern Ireland international hit a quickfire treble between the 63rd and 78th minutes to ensure Billy Clarke’s side grabbed the points.

A trio of international players were also on the scoresheet for Cliftonville as they secured an impressive 3-2 victory at home to Linfield. 

Kirsty McGuinness and Marissa Callaghan gave the Reds a two-goal lead at the break, and despite Rebecca Bassett halving the deficit with 21 minutes remaining a Toni-Leigh Finnegan penalty restored the Reds' two-goal cushion. 

Having impressed against Ukraine Women in the Women's Euro play-off games, Rebecca McKenna netted her first goal of the season for the Blues to set up a nervy finish, but John McGrady’s side held on for a vital three points. 

Crusaders Strikers - who were edged out by Glentoran on the opening day - secured a 4-1 victory at home to Derry City with another senior women’s international, Emily Wilson, netting to seal the comfortable home win.