Coach warns Sion players not to get carried

Kendra McMullan celebrates her goal against Cliftonville

Kendra McMullan celebrates her goal against Cliftonville

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COACH Tommy Canning has warned Sion Swifts Ladies players not to get carried away by last Wednesday evening’s 11-2 demolition of Cliftonville Ladies at Castlederg’s Darragh Park.


Sion went goal crazy with the front three of Chloe McGlade Julie Ann Herrity and Amy Boyle Carr having a field day against the Reds.

The emphatic victory was the perfect response by the North Tyrone side who were defeated 5-2 by champions Linfield in the opening game of the new season.

While Canning was delighted with Swifts mesmerising performance he was quick to put it in context.

“Cliftonville were severely weakened, they were missing a number of household names and travelled with a lot of young players,” he said.

“Taking nothing away from the girls it was an excellent performance but we mustn’t get carried away. We lost 5-2 to the Blues in our first game and the reality is we belong somewhere in between those two extremes.

“That said our front three were a real handful.”

Swifts next home game is at Darragh Pk is against the fast improving Newry City Ladies on Wednesday, May 3. Kick-off 7.30pm

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