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Sarah Haddock out to sink Glentoran

By Nikki McWilliams

Acting captain Sarah Haddock is ready to navigate her Linfield Ladies to a superb victory. Haddock believes her side have a point to prove to themselves – and no-one else – as they lock horns with Glentoran at the Oval tonight (7pm).

After their last encounter in April, the Glens sealed a 2-1 win over the Blues at home.

This time around Haddock is adamant that her side won't "lie down without a fight."

"We have a point to prove from the last result against the Glens but we only have a point to prove to ourselves and no one else," said the under-17 international youngster. "We are disappointed with the way we performed in the first half in the last game and I felt we had a lot more to give, which we showed in the second half.

"But it was too late. You need to play well the whole game to get a good result against teams with the ability the Glens have."

Glentoran are top of the table with just one point separating the two teams at the summit.

Nevertheless, the pressure doesn't seem to faze Haddock.

"I think the squad we have are a talented bunch individually and collectively as a team," she added.

"I don't see why we can't go out, give a strong performance and compete.

"We're not just going to lie down without a fight. No matter what team we meet, we go into every match with the same mindset and that's to try to win."

Today's fixtures: Glentoran Belfast United v Linfield Ladies (The Oval, 7pm); Cliftonville Ladies v Shankill United Predators (Solitude, 7pm); Crusaders Strikers v Ballymena United Allstars (Seaview, 7.30pm); Dromore Amateur Ladies v Mid- Ulster Ladies (Dromore Community Centre, 7.30pm).

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