This week saw our NIWFA Electric Ireland leagues back in full swing as well as the completion of our last two league cup semi-finals, here’s our review of the action.
ELECTRIC IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP
Ballyclare Comrades moved level on points with Lisburn Rangers at the top of the Championship, albeit with an extra game played, with a fine 3-1 win away at Foyle Belles thanks to a double from Molly Weir and a further strike from Ella Parker. Despite Foyle’s Torri Brown pulling one back for the hosts they remain rooted to the foot of the Championship.
Comber Rec came out on top of an eight goal thriller against St James Swifts winning 5-3 thanks to goals from Carys Woods (x 2), Nicola Elliott, Sophie Laughlin and Regan Montgomery with a Siobhan Bell hat-trick for the Swifts being scant consolation.
In the Division’s final game this week goals from Amber Dempster and Toni Stewart were enough to ensure Bangor won 2-0 over Belfast Celtic and in doing so remaining in third place in the standings.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION ONE
Despite a thumping win for Camlough Rovers over Larne Olympic, it is St.Oliver Plunkett who are now within touching distance of securing Division One with the Belfast based side only needing three points to secure the title.
Elsewhere Coleraine picked up their first win of the season with victory over Kilmore Rec, however despite this they remain rooted to the foot of the table and staring down the barrel of relegation.
In the Division’s final game this week Ballynahinch edged home 2-1 at Armagh City.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION TWO
Leaders Ballymoney United were held 1-1 at second placed Greenisland in a result which means United continue to lead the standings by one point with a game in hand from their hosts.
An Annelli Moore hat-trick saw Ballyclare Comrades defeat Ambassadors as they moved ahead of their opposition into third place in the table, while elsewhere it took a goal deep into injury time from Caitlyn Mitchell to secure all three points for Ballymena United Reserves against Belfast Ravens with the highlights from this game due to be online over the weekend.
In the Division’s final game Rosario were handed a walk over win v Portadown with that withdrawal meaning the Ports will finish bottom of the second division.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION THREE
With Strabane Athletic not playing this week Craigavon City took full advantage comfortably defeating Banbridge Town to move to the top of the table by one point however the County Tyrone side do have a game in hand.
Elsewhere in Division Three there were wins for Lisburn Ladies Swifts and Moneyslane Ladies over the 22nd Ladies and Dromara respectively with Moneyslane’s victory being their first of the season so well done to them.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION FOUR
In a game of high standard of play throughout it was Lisburn Distillery who came out on top against second placed Lisbellaw United 3-2. This result sees the “Whites” open up a six point gap over their rivals and now well in the driving seat to win the division. Highlights from this game are now available to view elsewhere on our social media.
The remaining three games in the Division this week all saw victories without conceding as Maiden City beat Mid Ulster Reserves (2-0), Futuro Falcons beat Draperstown (2-0) and Banbridge Rangers beat Comber Reserves (5-0)
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION FIVE
Wins for Raceview and Belfast Celtic Reserves this week did little to impact the standings in Division Five with Antrim Town continuing to lead the way from Ballymoney Reserves despite both sides not playing this week.
ELECTRIC IRELAND DIVISION SIX
Bloomfield remain well clear at the top of Division six after victory over St Marys this week with Ballynahinch Olympic and Belfast Swifts also winning. Special mention also this week to Rathfriland Ladies who secured their first win of the season with victory over Donegal Celtic.
Just the one game in our development league this week which saw Valley Rangers secure a comfortable win over Holywood Ladies
Finally this week we saw the last of our league cup semi-finals take place with Ballymoney United Reserves winning a penalty shoot out over Raceview to make the Division Five final v Antrim Town, and Ballynahinch Olympic edging home v Ards Rangers to secure their place in the Division Six final v Bloomfield