Tyler Toland (58)

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Tyler Toland scored the only goal of the game (Picture: AMMG Sports/Chris Scott)

TYLER GIVES SION THE BRANDYWELL EDGE

Sion Swifts moved up to second in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership with a hard fought victory over Derry City at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

Tyler Toland's goal was enough for the Strabane-based side, who are now unbeaten in five games and remain two points behind leaders Linfield, who have played a game fewer.

Kenda McMullan fired over from the edge of the box early on for Sion after Claragh Connor's cross, while Leah McDaid went close for Derry in the 15th minute, her header from Gemma McGuinness' delivery going just wide.

Lauren Brennan then had a double chance for the visitors before the break but was thwarted each time.

Derry goalkeeper Molly McBride was busy throughout but was unable to stope Toland’s effort in the 64th minute - she ghosted into the box to meet Connor’s delivery and score.

Lauren Cregan, a Derry sub, created a good chance for McGuinness to level late on but she fired over from inside the area.

Derry City: McBride, J. Doherty, E. Doherty, Lapsley, Dunne, Cunningham, McDaid, G. McGuinness, McIntosh, Connolly, McGonagle subs Duffy (replaced McGonagle 75), Cregan (replaced Cunningham 55), McLaughlin (replaced E. Doherty 90+2), O'Neill (not used), Callaghan (not used)

Sion Swifts Ladies: Ferguson, Connor, Hyndman, Burns, McCarter, O'Hagan, McMullan, Grant, Brennan, McGlade, Crompton subs Brown (not used), Canning (not used), Leckey (not used), Toland (replaced Crompton 55)

Attendance: 76

Referee: Kyle Barr

Attendance: 76