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Cliftonville girls out to preserve their perfect start against struggling Crusaders

By Staff Reporter

Cliftonville Ladies will aim to maintain the only 100 per cent record in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership when they take on Crusaders Strikers in a north-Belfast derby tonight.

The Reds followed up a 4-0 win over Sion Swifts Ladies in their opening game with a 3-1 victory over Glentoran Belfast United last week, when Trudi Harbinson struck a hat-trick.

The Strikers have struggled for form in the opening weeks of the campaign, with a draw against the Glens and a defeat to Linfield Ladies leaving them bottom of the table on goal difference, but a derby game provides the perfect opportunity to spark a run.

Kirsty McGuinness netted a hat-trick in the Blues' win over Crusaders last week and they face a Derry City Ladies team that took a valuable point off defending champions Newry City Ladies last week.

Newry, like Linfield, are unbeaten and they face Sion Swifts Ladies, who defeated Mid-Ulster Ladies last time out. Glentoran will look for their first win when they meet Mid-Ulster.

Fixtures (7.30pm): Cliftonville Ladies v Crusaders Strikers, Linfield Ladies v Derry City Ladies, Mid-Ulster Ladies v Glentoran Belfast United, Newry City Ladies v Sion Swifts Ladies.

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