Wednesday, 12 September 2018
The outcome of the Danske Bank Women's Premiership could go a long way to being settled this evening when the top two meet at Solitude.
Elsewhere, Glentoran Women's FC could go second if results fall their way while Crusaders Strikers will be looking for a first win of the campaign over Sion Swifts Ladies.
Cliftonville Ladies v. Linfield Ladies (Solitude, 8pm)
Cliftonville Ladies host Linfield Ladies in a game the Reds need to win to keep their title hopes alive.
Cliftonville will have Amber Dempster, Marissa Callaghan and Chloe Orr back in the squad and, following a disappointing result on Sunday against Crusaders, the Reds know a win is vital in their quest for the title.
If Linfield come out on top it will complete a treble of league victories over Cliftonville this season. The last meeting between the sides, back in July, proved to be a close contest at New Midgely Park when a free-kick in the dying moments sealed at 2-1 victory for the Blues.
Linfield come into this fixture having lost goalkeeper Lauren Perry to a cruciate knee injury. Barring that the Blues have a full squad to select from.
Linfield can't mathematically win the title tonight but another three points will be a major step to lifting their third league title in as many seasons.
Crusaders Strikers v. Sion Swifts Ladies (Seaview, 8pm)
Fifth placed Crusaders Strikers and Sion Swifts Ladies meet at Seaview with only two points separating them.
The home side come into this fixture following a 1-1 draw with Cliftonville on Sunday whilst Sion, missing a number of first team regulars due to injury, will be looking to bounce back after a narrow defeat away to Glentoran.
This season has been one of inconsistency for both sides. The previous league meeting ended in victory for Sion with the earlier clash ending all square.
Glentoran Women v Derry City Ladies (The Oval, 8pm)
Glentoran welcome Derry City to the Oval hoping to continue their winning momentum having won five out of their last six league outings.
The East Belfast side are currently in third place and a win can move them up a place depending on the Cliftonville v. Linfield result.
Derry City travel to the capital four points ahead of Portadown at the foot of the table and they have seen battling performances in their recent defeats.
Glentoran will have the same squad available that played in Sundays league win against Sion Swifts. Derry City ladies will be without Rosie Cunningham, and full backs Jenna Doherty and Erin Coll.
|Glentoran Womens FC||15||9||3||3||37||30|
|Sion Swifts Ladies||16||7||5||4||21||26|
|Derry City Ladies||16||2||1||13||-55||7|