Advertisement

Sion left playing a waiting game

SION Swifts Ladies have been left playing a waiting game to see if they have done enough to win the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership for the first time in the club’s history.
 
Tony McGinley’s team thumped Derry City Ladies 13-0 at Brandywell last night to finish their campaign on 45 points.
 
Defending champions Linfield are three points behind with one game remaining – away to Derry City next Wednesday evening.
 
Last night the Blues routed basement side Comber Rec 18-0 at Midgley Park and that result means that the Belfast side can pip Sion to the title if they defeat the Candystripes by more than six goals.
 
Following Wednesday’s impressive win in Derry, Sion boss McGinley said it was important that his team had turned the heat up on the champions.
 
“It was 4-0 to us at half-time but we felt that wasn’t enough and to be fair to the girls they scored nine in the second half and ran themselves into the ground,”  he said.
 
“The support we got was very humbling, we were blown away. I hope I’m wrong but I’m not sure we have done enough.”
 
Kristin Desmond, Kerry Brown and Donna Kay Henry lead the scoring against City by all registering hat-tricks apiece. Moya Feehan weighed in with a splendid brace with the other two goals being scored by Ciara Grant and Claragh Connor.
 
Everyone involved with Sion will be hoping that Derry can provide more resistance than they did against the North Tyrone outfit when the Blues visit Brandywell for their final fixture.
 
The reason Sion has already completed their programme is because there is an uneven number of teams competing in the league.
 
Unfortunately for Sion that has handed Linfield the advantage of knowing exactly what they have to do to win the title going into their final game.
Top
Advertisement

The Strabane Chronicle is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. 15 Main Street, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT82 8AS