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Linfield Ladies ‘warmed up’ for Friday night's League Cup final against Cliftonville by beating Glentoran 3-0 in the Women's Premiership.
Water breaks were introduced to help players cope with the searing heat at New Midgley Park.
Rebecca McKenna, Alison Smyth and Louise McDaniel got the goals.
However, Blues skipper Sarah Venney says it wasn't as straightforward for the league leaders as the scoreline suggests...
.@LinfieldLadies capt. @SarahVenney looks back on Big Two victory v @GlentoranWomen “Glens didn’t stop from minute one to minute 90...we needed grit and determination.” @DanskeBank_UK Women’s Premiership @OfficialNIFL pic.twitter.com/cPjgJdHKt0— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) June 27, 2018
.@NorthernIreland full-back @GlentoranWomen skipper @JessicaFoy7 on defeat @LinfieldLadies “we were a different team in the 2nd half, we’ll take the positives and build momentum ...” @DanskeBank_UK Women’s Premiership @OfficialNIFL More on @qnewsdesk am Sport pic.twitter.com/mbgRjgCqxI— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) June 27, 2018
Also on Wednesday evening, Crusaders Strikers stayed a point behind Linfield with a 5-1 home win over bottom club Portadown.
Derry City Ladies picked up their first Premiership point of the season, drawing 1-1 with Sion Swifts at the Brandywell.
Rachel Barnaby put the home side in front just before the interval, but former Newry City player Aimee Mackin struck mid-way through the second half to rescue a draw for Sion.