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Saturday 17 Sep 2022
Holders Glentoran ease through to last four

Holders Glentoran Women comfortably progressed into the last four of the Electric Ireland Women’s Challenge Cup on Friday thanks to a comprehensive win over Ballyclare Comrades Ladies. 

The Glens eased to a 7-0 success at Dixon Park and they were three up at the break thanks to goals from Jen McDade, Kerry Beattie and Caragh Hamilton. 

It was one-way traffic in the second session with Joely Andrews (above) netting from 20 yards before Beattie netted her second of the night from the spot. 

Andrews and Hamilton rounded off the scoring when they secured a brace each to help see the East Belfast side through to the semi-finals. 

And there were goals galore in north Belfast as league leaders Cliftonville Ladies saw off Linfield Ladies with an emphatic 7-1 success. 

Six of the their seven goals came courtesy of Northern Ireland senior internationals with Toni-Leigh Finnegan, Danielle Maxwell, Caitlin McGuinness (2), Kirsty McGuinness and Grace McKimm all finding the net. Erin Montgomery was also on target for the Reds with Rebecca Bassett claiming the Blues’ consolation. 

On Thursday evening 2021’s beaten finalists Crusaders Strikers secured a 8-0 success over newly-promoted Larne Women. Goals from Jess Rea (2), Mairead McCann, Leontia McVarnock, Leah McAvoy, Darcy Boyle, Caitlyn Hamilton and Emily Wilson secured victory at Seaview.

Following St James' Swifts withdrawal from the competition, Sion Swifts progress to semi-finals stage.