Sion Swifts Ladies dump Linfield out of Irish Cup

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Sion Swifts Ladies dump Linfield out of Irish Cup thumbnailSion Swifts Ladies captain, Kendra McMullan, picked up the Club's Player of the Match award from Raymond McGoldrick, of McGoldrick Sports.

Sion Swifts Ladies 2 Linfield Ladies 0

SION Swifts Ladies dumped reigning champions Linfield out of the Irish Cup for the second time in three years after a 2-0 victory on Monday night.
Kendra McMullan and Lauren Harper scored the goals on the night as Sion Swifts progressed to the second round of the competition.
Linfield have won the competition three times out of the last five years meaning the Swifts are the only side to have beaten the Belfast club in recent times.
The hosts made the perfect start when a high looping strike from distance by Harper just dipped under the cross bar to send the Swifts 1-0 in front at the interval.
A wonderful free-kick by McMullan only five minutes from the full-time whistle sealed the victory for the local side in front of a large gathering of home supporters.
Team coach, Tony McGinley, believes the result will be "the push for us to have a good season."
"We played them at the start of the season and got beaten 5-2, but I dont thin the score-line reflected the game.
"We knew at home we'd put it up to them. It takes a gigantic effort to get a result like that. You can't afford to have one or two people dragging. You need everyone and that was what we got.
"We limited Linfield to very very little. I don't think they even had a shot on target. There was work rate from the whole team, from back to front, and the belief that we could go out and get a result.
"It is important now that we keep on, and we don't let that be the highlight of our season. We look forward to the draw next Monday."


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