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Cliftonville turn on the style to close gap on Women’s Premiership leaders

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Cliftonville's Louise McDaniel was on target again. Photo Andrew McCarroll/ Pacemaker Press

Cliftonville's Louise McDaniel was on target again. Photo Andrew McCarroll/ Pacemaker Press

Emily Wilson of Crusaders

Emily Wilson of Crusaders

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Cliftonville's Louise McDaniel was on target again. Photo Andrew McCarroll/ Pacemaker Press

Three goals in a blistering seven-minutes spell either side of half time saw Cliftonville Ladies bounce back from their first defeat of the season in fine style with a 3-1 victory over Sion Swifts Ladies.

It took the Reds until three minutes before half time to break Sion’s stubborn resistance and once they made the breakthrough the Reds put the foot on the gas to power to victory and move to within a point of Glentoran Women at the top of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership table with a match in hand.

Crusaders Strikers are five points further back after they won 3-1 away to Linfield Ladies.

Louise McDaniel put Cliftonville in front when she pounced to score after Kirsty McGuinness’ shot was saved.

Kirsty herself doubled the lead two minutes after the break, with a superb shot that flew into the top corner of the net and three minutes later the Reds were 3-0 up when Megan Weatherall’s looping shot flew over goalkeeper Caoimhe Callaghan’s head.

The Swifts grabbed a consolation with a couple of minutes to go through Cora Chambers.

Emily Wilson scored twice in the Crues’ win over Linfield. Danielle McDowell made it 3-0 at the break before Rebecca McKenna pulled one back for the Blues

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