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Swifts’ title shot suffers setback

Kendra McMullan was the driving force for Sion Ladies

Sion Swifts Ladies….1

Crusaders Strikers..1

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SION Swifts Ladies’ bid to win the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership for the first time in the club’s history suffered a significant setback when they were held 1-1 by Crusaders Strikers at an immaculate Darragh Park last evening.

Swifts went into the game knowing a win would take them up to second and just a point behind leaders Linfield with two games remaining.

An early Emily Wilson goal though put Tony McGinley’s team on the back foot although it was honours even by the interval when striker Julieann Herrity headed home a sublime Geny Decker cross.

As expected Sion, driven on by Kendra McMullan, dominated the second period but, despite their best efforts, were unable to conjure up a winner.

The result means Swifts have been left with no margin for error if they are to be crowned champions. The North West side must win their remaining two games against second-placed Newry Ladies, who are also in the title mix, and Ballymena All Stars and hope that results elsewhere go their way.

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