DANSKE BANK WOMEN'S PREMIERSHIP - MATCHDAY 10 PREVIEW

It's bottom vs top in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership as Derry City Ladies host Linfield Ladies as we head into Matchday 10.

The Blues find themselves seven points clear at the top of the table with just five games remaining having won all but one of their games to date.  They travel to face Derry City Ladies at Prehen Playing Fields knowing that they dominated the reverse fixture, winning it 9-0 with Jessica Doran bagging four.  While Linfield have a cushion at the top of the league, Derry City  Ladies find themselves seven points adrift at the other end having failed to win a game so far.

It's a North Belfast derby at Seaview as Crusaders Strikers host Cliftonville Ladies.  Despite Crusaders losing their last two games they have shown recent form that doesn't fit with their league position. A spirited performance against Linfield last week has shown that tonight's match with high-flying Cliftonville might be closer than their respective league positions suggest.  The Reds threw away a two-goal lead last week to Glentoran BU and will not want to drop more points as they try to keep pace at the top of the table.

Just two points separate Glentoran BU and Mid-Ulster Ladies  as the sides meet at Ashfield High School.  The Glens came from two down to draw with Cliftonville last week and have onyl lost once in their last six league games.  Mid-Ulster Ladies' form has dropped off after a positive start to the season as they have only taken one point from their last five outings. 

Sion Swifts Ladies welcome Newry City Ladies to Melvin Sports Complex looking to build on their excellent result last week when they put five past Mid-Ulster. Sion won the reverse fixture 1-0 in May with a solitary strike from Lauren Brennan.  Newry City Ladies have lost just once in their last five games and a win tonight could see them leapfrog Newry in the table.

Danske Bank Women's Premiership

Wednesday 6 July (730pm unless stated)

Crusaders Strikers  v  Cliftonville Ladies

Derry City Ladies  v  Linfield Ladies

Glentoran BU  v  Mid-Ulster Ladies (8.15pm)

Sion Swifts Ladies  v  Newry City Ladies