McMackin strike seals victory for Swifts

SION Swifts Ladies collected all three points at Seaview with a narrow 1-0 victory over Crusaders Strikers last Wednesday evening in the Danske Bank Women’s Premiership.

Sion Swifts put five points between the sides and are now only three points behind Cliftonville Ladies who occupy third position.

Sion have not been defeated in the league this season against Crusaders with two victories and one draw from their meetings.

The only goal of the game came on 12 minutes when Aimee Mackin was sent through and kept her composure in the area slotting under the advancing Crusaders goalkeeper to give the Swifts all three points.

A Swifts’ spokesperson said: “A minute’s ilence was held before the game in memory of Malachy Connor, grandfather of Swifts, Claragh Connor. Tonight’s win is dedicated to Claragh and her family.”

Crusaders Strikers: Harvey-Clifford, Archibald, Armour, Nelson, Hamilton, McDowell, Murphy, Connolly, McCann, Moore, Carson subs Chalmers (replaced McDowell 70), Johnston (not used), Robinson (replaced Carson 75), O'Donnell (not used), Wright (replaced Archibald 88)

Sion Swifts Ladies: Mailey, Canning, Harpur, Brogan, Burns, McCarter, McGlynn, O'Hagan, McDaid, Feehan, A. Mackin subs Ward (replaced Canning 69), Leckey (not used), B. Mackin (not used), Meehan (not used)

Referee: Glenn McKinstry

Tonight (Wednesday), they take on Linfield Ladies at Melvin in their last home game with kick-off scheduled for 8pm.

This will be followed with an away game to Cliftonville Ladies on Wednesday, September 26.

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