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Sion Swifts produced a remarkable comeback from 3-1 down to topple Danske Bank Women's Premiership league leaders Glentoran 4-3 at the Melvin Sports Complex.
The hosts had taken an early lead in the game when Erin Fildara converted from Caoimhe Walsh’s assist but then the Glens took charge.
Jess Foy levelled the scores before the break and then Aimee-Lee Peachey and Caragh Hamilton both netted in the second half to appear to settle the tie.
However, Sion - who lost at Crusaders the previous week - produced a stirring fightback with three goals in the space of seven minutes late on to sensationally win the game.
FT: #DanskeWomensPrem@SionSwiftsLFC 4 @GlentoranWomen 3@LinfieldLadies 2@CVilleLadiesFC 0@derrycityfcw 0@CruesStrikers 5— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) September 9, 2020
McGuinness sisters do the damage as Sion stage stunning comeback from 3-1 down to win top two clash in Strabane. The title race is on!
Fildara was the provider for Caitlin McGuinness to spectacularly volley home before Caitlin’s sister Kirsty levelled proceedings with a pinpoint free-kick.
The former Linfield stars combined once more to score the winner, with Kirsty converting from the penalty spot to win the game and send Sion top of the league on goal difference.
She had more good news on Thursday morning - from the international manager:
⚽️ Kenny Shiels names NI squad for Euro qualifier away to Faroe Islands next Friday September 18th— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) September 10, 2020
Back after two years - @SionSwiftsLFC @KirstyMcG11
New - @LinfieldLadies Abbie Magee & @GlentoranWomen Joely Andrews & Kerry Beattie@NorthernIreland #GAWA pic.twitter.com/2AUjomjP8U
What a picture. Encapsulates the agony and ecstasy of a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory. Pic: CSX Sports/Chris Scott
There are now four teams joint top of the standings on six points as Linfield and Crusaders also recorded victories.
Table-toppers: @SionSwiftsLFC move above Glens on goal difference after victory in 7-goal thriller. Wins as well for @LinfieldLadies & @CruesStrikers - 4 teams on 6 points! @DanskeBank_UK Women's Premiership #DanskeWomensPrem pic.twitter.com/dWTiPU85aX— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) September 9, 2020
Champions Linfield bounced back from last week’s loss at Glentoran to defeat Cliftonville in a close-fought encounter at Midgely Park - Cora Morgan and Northern Ireland international defender Ashley Hutton were on target for the Blues after the break.
Another great shot. Action from the Belfast derby - Linfield v Cliftonville. CSX Sports/Damien Toolan.
It was a much more convincing win for Crusaders at Derry City, who remain at the bottom of the table after three rounds of matches.
Morganne Beggs and Amy McGivern were on target for the Strikers before the break after Derry held out for the opening 36 minutes.
Emily Wilson then netted a brace in the second half with the experienced Julie Nelson also on the scoresheet.
With four teams locked at six points at the top of the table with just seven rounds of matches to go, this promises to be the best Danske Bank Women’s Premiership season yet.
Here are the highlights from match day three, courtesy NIFL: