Lauren Cregan (26)


Amy McGivern (30)
Amanda Morton (50)
Amy McGivern (69)


(c) Presseye


Crusaders Strikers made it back-to-back victories with a 3-1 victory at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium against Derry City.

Lauren Cregan scored the Candystripes first league goal of the campaign but a double from Amy McGivern and strike from Amanda Morton gave the points to the North Belfast side.

Lauren Cregan opened the scoring on the 25th mark when she latched onto a long ball played over the top of the Crues defence to produce a fine finish, lobbing goalkeeper Maddy Harvey-Clifford from just inside the box.

The Crues responded well and hit back seven minutes later when McGivern finished from close-range after Derry failed to clear a free-kick.

The visitors took control after the break with Morton’s finish in the 50th minute before McGivern’s second after Courtney Moore’s stunning effort rebounded off the post.

Derry City: McBride, J. Doherty, E. Doherty, Duffy, Dunne, Cregan, McMullan, McIntosh, Walsh, Connolly, McLaughlin subs Callaghan (replaced McIntosh 90), O'Neill (replaced McMullan 75), McColgan (replaced E. Doherty 85), Graydon (not used), Barr (not used)

Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, Archibald, Hamilton, McGivern, Wright, McDowell, McCann, Carson, Clare, Morton, Otter subs Mearns (replaced McDowell 75), Johnston (replaced Carson 84), Ward (not used), Moore (replaced Clare 58)

Referee: Louise Thompson

Attendance: 29