Hannah Grieve (08)
Amber Dempster (82)
Chloe Orr (90 1)


Kirsty McGuinness (10)
Chloe McCarron (12)
Abbie Magee (30)
Megan Bell (39)
Kirsty McGuinness (86)
Hannah Doherty (89)


Action from Solitude (Picture: ©LinfieldFC.com)


Linfield Ladies returned to the top of the Danske Bank Women's Premiership with a 6-3 defeat of Cliftonville Ladies at Solitude.

Cliftonville moved in front after eight minutes through Hannah Grieve's header from a right-wing cross.

However, Linfield levelled a couple of minutes later courtesy of Kirsty McGuinness' finish into an empty net after winning a 50-50 ball.

Chloe McCarron edged the Blues ahead on 12 minutes with a chip into the roof of the net, before Abbie Magee added a third after half-an-hour after the home keeper could only parry a Louise McDaniel effort.

And Linfield managed to knock home a fourth before the break when Megan Bell picked up the ball in the middle of the park before finishing into the far corner.

That was how it stayed until a four-goal flurry in the final ten minutes,

Amber Dempster reduced Cliftonville's arrears on 82 when she showed great composure to steer home a Marissa Callaghan cross, but Linfield's three-goal cushioned was restored thanks to a second from McGuinness with a lob over the advancing keeper.

Hannah Doherty made it 6-2 right at the end with a crashing effort in off the crossbar but there was still time for Chloe Orr to grab Cliftonville's third with a close range finish.


Cliftonville Ladies: McKenna, Weatherall, Moran, Grattan, McCarthy, M. Callaghan, McMaster, Simpson, Orr, Dempster, Grieve subs Doherty (replaced Weatherall 46), McVeagh (not used), Da Silva (replaced Grieve 73), Service (not used), McEvoy (replaced McCarthy 46)

Linfield Ladies: Perry, McDade, McFrederick, Hutton, McDaniel, Robson, Venney, Bell, McCarron, McGuinness, Magee subs Doherty (replaced Bell 70), McCarthy (not used), Burrows (replaced Hutton 53), McKenna (replaced McDaniel 63)

Referee: Neil McArdle