Belfast Telegraph

Cliftonville girls in top form while Linfield show class

By Graham Luney

Cliftonville Ladies maintained their promising early season form in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership with an impressive 3-1 win at Glentoran Belfast United.

The Solitude girls hammered four unanswered goals past Sion Swifts in last week's opener and the league leaders' ruthless tough in front of goal was evident again last night.

Linfield Ladies were also big winners, cruising to their first victory of the season with a 4-0 win over Crusaders Strikers at Rathmore Grammar school pitch in Dunmurry.

Newry City Ladies and Derry City Ladies are both still looking for their first victory of the season after their clash finished 1-1.

The Derry girls will be pleased to bag their first point though after losing to Mid-Ulster Ladies last week. But the mid-Ulster girls had less joy last night, losing 1-0 at Sion Swifts Ladies.

Meanwhile, Cliftonville Ladies' midfielder Marissa Callaghan has been named an Ambassador for women's football.

The Reds' ace was unveiled alongside international team-mate Julie Nelson and said: "It's an incredible privilege. I'm hoping I can share my experiences.

"I have experienced it all, I started off very young and playing 11-a-side football at 12 or 13 and then the past few years I have been involved in the senior set-up."

Cliftonville Ladies return to Danske Bank Women's Premiership action when they face Glentoran Belfast United at Ashfield Boys School this evening (7.30pm).

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