Niamh Connolly (28)
Leontia McVarnock (57)
Marissa Callaghan (67)
Marissa Callaghan (90)


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Cliftonville Ladies ran out four-goal victors at Londonderry Park against Comber Rec. Ladies with Northern Ireland captain Marissa Callaghan netting a brace in the victory.

Niamh Connolly's strike was the difference at the break before Leontia McVarnock doubled the advantage, while Callaghan's double ensured the Reds stay in fourth.

Cliftonville broke the deadlock just before the half-hour through Connolly, while four minutes later Comber missed a huge chance to score their first Premiership goal when Lucy Carville's effort was saved.

The Reds were more dominant in the second half - McVarnock's shot went in off the post in the 56th minute and 11 minutes later, a thunderous drive from Callaghan added a third in style.

Callaghan added her second and Cliftonville's fourth in stoppage time after bursting through the heart of the Comber defence.

Comber Rec. Ladies: Skelton, Kerr, McKillen, Carville, Ferguson, Johnston, Magowan, McKeown, Calder, Gore, Brown subs Glass (not used), Walker (replaced Calder 70), McCormick (replaced Magowan 76), Wightman (replaced McKeown 60)

Cliftonville Ladies: C. Callaghan, McCarthy, Moran, Finnegan, Mailey, McEvoy, Orr, Da Silva, M. Callaghan, Connolly, McVarnock subs Currie (not used), Robinson (replaced Da Silva 60), McNeill (replaced McCarthy 87), Devine (not used), Grieve (replaced McEvoy 72)

Referee: Glenn Buchanan

Attendance: 56