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Glentoran edge out rivals Linfield to go top of the Women's Premiership

League Cup winners Glentoran are now on top of the Premiership table on goal difference.
League Cup winners Glentoran are now on top of the Premiership table on goal difference.

Glentoran leapfrogged fierce Belfast rivals Linfield to go top of the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership on Wednesday evening.

The Glens, fresh from their League Cup success last week, condemned Linfield to their first league defeat of the season when they won 1-0 at Midgely Park.

Alison McMaster’s first half strike was the difference between the two sides in South Belfast - she volleyed home Victoria Carleton’s delivery.

The Glens are now level with Linfield on points but sneak ahead in the table due to their 10-goal superior goal difference.

There was another massive clash at the bottom of the table with Derry City recording their first victory of the season as they edged out Comber Rec 2-1 at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

Kate Patton and Shannon Dunne were on target for the Candystripes with a Debbie Ferguson effort for the visitors sandwiched in-between.

Derry have now pulled three points clear of Comber at the foot of the table, with Ferguson’s strike the first league goal of the season for Winky Kerr’s side.

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The scheduled clash between Cliftonville and Sion Swifts was postponed with a future date still set to be confirmed, while Crusaders sat out this week’s action.

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