Linfield take title race to the wire

Posted : 19th September 2019 at 01:11:55

The 2019 premier league title race is going to the final game next Wednesday when Linfield will visit Derry City.

Tonight’s results mean that Linfield must win 7-0 at the Brandywell to retain the premier league title.

Failure to win by 7 goals will mean the title will pass to Sion Swifts who won 13-0 at the Brandywell tonight.

Tonight’s goals - Caitlin McGuinness (7), Kirsty McGuinness (4), Casey Howe (3), Hayley O’Donnell, Louise McFrederick, Rebecca Bassett and an own goal - ensured an 18-0 win for Linfield at New Midgley park against Comber Rec.

Tonight’s Linfield team was

12 - Anna McCleary
19 - Abbie Magee
25 - Naomi Donnan
3 - Louise McFrederick
5 - Ashley Hutton
97 - Chloe McCarron
18 - Rebecca McKenna
8 - Casey Howe
26 - Caitlin McGuinness
17 - Hayley O’Donnell
11 - Kirsty McGuinness


9 - Rebecca Bassett - replaced Louise McFrederck
2 - Cora Morgan - replaced Rebecca McKenna
14 - Mia Fitzsimmons - replaced Hayley O’Donnell
12 - Anna McCleary (GK)
16 - Clare Timoney

9 mins - Caitlin McGuinness converts Rebecca McKenna’s right wing cross for the opening goal.

12 mins - McKenna again provides the assist, this time for Kirsty McGuinness to drill low into the corner for 2-0.

18 mins - Kirsty McGuinness provides the assist for younger sister Caitlin to make the score line 3-0.

20 mins - Following a Caitlin McGuinness shot, a Comber defender tries to clear but only succeeds in diverting the ball into her own net to make the score 4-0.

25 mins - Kirsty McGuinness crosses for Caitlin McGuinness to score her hat trick goal and Linfield’s 5th.

27 mins - Caitlin McGuinnees scores Linfield’s 6th.

40 mins - Abbie Magee’s right wing cross is blasted home by Kirsty McGuinness from close range to make the score 7-0.

42 mins - Hayley O’Donnell scores from the edge of the box for Linfield’s 8th.

43 mins - Kirsty McGuinness cross is met by Casey Howe who scores Linfield’s 9th.

45th minute - Louise McFrederick fires home Linfield’s 10th.

Half time - Linfield 10 Comber 0

50 mins - Casey Howe follows up after her initial effort came back off the post to make the score 11-0.

62 mins - Kirsty McGuinness provides the assist for Caitlin to score Linfield’s 12th.

64 mins - Kirsty McGuinness left wing cross is met by Casey Howe who scores her hat trick goal and Linfield’s 13th.

81 mins - Kirsty McGuinness scores her hat trick goal and Linfield’s 14th.

82 mins - Subs - Bassett and Morgan replace McFrederick and McKenna

85 mins - Caitlin McGuinness scores her double hat trick goal to make the score 15-0.

86 mins - Rebecca Bassett provides the assist for Kirsty McGuinness to make the score line 16-0.

87 mins - Mia Fitzsimmons replaces Hayley O’Donnell

88 mins - Kirsty McGuinness provides the assist for Rebecca Bassett to make the score 17-0.

90 mins - Kirsty McGuinness provides the assist for Caitlin to score the 18th.

Player of the match - 7 goal Caitlin McGuinness

Final score - Linfield 18 Comber 0

Linfield conclude the season with 2 huge games in the coming week.

Saturday 7.30pm at Windsor Park

Irish Cup Final

Linfield v Glentoran

Wednesday at 8pm

Derry City v Linfield

Linfield need a 7-0 win to win the league

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