Megan Moran (06)
Marissa Callaghan (41)
Marissa Callaghan (78)

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Rosie Cunningham (75)

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Marissa Callaghan (Picture: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com)

CALLAGHAN DOUBLE HELPS CLIFTONVILLE TO SOLITUDE POINTS

Cliftonville moved to within seven points of third placed Glentoran, having played one game fewer, following a 3-1 home victory over Derry City.

Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan twice found the target while Megan Moran also scored, with Rosie Cunningham registering for the visitors.

Moran and Callaghan were on target to give the Reds a two-goal advantage by half-time, but Derry stayed in the game and the encounter itself was competitive.

With 12 minutes left on the clock, Cunningham halved the arrears with a low strike to give the visitors a deserved goal.

However, there was time for Callaghan to add her second and Cliftonville’s third after link-up play with Billie Simpson.

Cliftonville Ladies: C. Callaghan, Moran, Finnegan, McEvoy, Simpson, Orr, McConnell, M. Callaghan, Connolly, Burns, McVarnock subs McCarthy (replaced Burns 38), Wilton (replaced Wilton 83), Copeland (replaced Simpson 83), Lynn (not used), Matthews (not used)

Derry City: McBride, J. Doherty, McGonagle, Duffy, Lapsley, Dunne, Cunningham, Cregan, G. McGuinness, Connolly, McCauley subs Patton (replaced McCauley 90), O'Neill (not used), Barr (not used)

Referee: Glenn Buchanan

Attendance: 75