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Cliftonville girls out to preserve their perfect start against struggling Crusaders

By Staff Reporter

Published 04/05/2016

In form: Linfield’s Kirsty McGuinness
In form: Linfield’s Kirsty McGuinness

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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