Review of a League Champion season

Posted : 1st October 2019 at 21:56:53

Linfield Won the NIFL Danske Bank Women’s Premier League for the fourth year in a row, in dramatic style at the Brandywell recently.

Below are the stats of a league title winning season.

How the league was won

P 18 W 14. D 3 L 1 F 93 A 8 GD 85 PTS 45

Sion had the same points but finished second due to a slightly inferior goal difference of 81

Game by game

Apr 17 - Won 1-0 home v Sion swifts
(Magee)

May 1 - Won 2-0 away v Crusaders
(Burrows and Bell)

May 8 - Won 3-0 away v Glentoran
(McDaniel, Burrows and Howe)

May 15 - Won 5-0 home v Cliftonville
(K. McGuinness 2, C. McGuinness, Howe and McDaniel)

May 22 - Won 6-0 home v Comber
(Bell 3 and K. McGuinness 3)

May 29 - Won 3-0 away v Derry City
(Magee, Bassett and K. McGuinness)

June 5 - drew 1-1 away v Sion swifts
(K. McGuinness)

June 26 - Won 3-2 home v Crusaders
(K. McGuinness, C. McGuinness and Howe)

July 3 - Lost 1-0 home v Glentoran

July 17 - Won 8-0 away v Cliftonville
(K. McGuinness 3, Howe 2, C. McGuinness, Bassett and Magee)

July 24 - Won 13-1 away v Comber
(K. McGuinness 5, C. McGuinness 2, Bassett 2, Howe 2, O’Donnell and McKenna)

July 31 - Won 9-0 home v Derry City
(C. McGuinness 4, K. McGuinness 3, Bassett and McFrederick)

Aug 21 - Won 3-0 away v Crusaders
(K. McGuinness 2 and C. McGuinness)

Aug 25 - drew 2-2 home v Sion Swifts
(Bassett and K. McGuinness)

Sep 11 - Won 5-0 home v Cliftonville
(Howe 2, Bassett, K. McGuinness and McKenna)

Sep 14 - drew 1-1 away v Glentoran
(Hutton)

Sep 18 - Won 18-0 v Comber
(C. McGuinness 7, K. McGuinness 4, Howe 3, O’Donnell, McFrederick, Bassett and o.g)

Sep 25 - Won 10-0 away v Derry City
(K. McGuinness 5, Bassett 3, McKenna and McCarron)

Leading goal scorers

In a season when every goal counted below are the players whose goals ensured a memorable league title success

Kirsty McGuinness - 32
Caitlin McGuinness - 17
Casey Howe - 12
Rebecca Bassett - 11
Megan Bell - 4
Abbie Magee - 3
Rebecca McKenna - 3
Kelsie Burrows - 2
Louise McDaniel - 2
Hayley O’Donnell - 2
Louise McFrederick - 2
Ashley Hutton - 1
Chloe McCarron - 1
Own goal - 1

Total - 93

League appearances - 18 league games

Chloe McCarron - 18
Kirsty McGuinness - 18
Rebecca Bassett - 18 (including 6 as sub)
Caitlin McGuinness - 17 (including 2 as sub)
Abbie Magee - 16
Casey Howe - 16 (including 4 as sub)
Rebecca McKenna - 15 (including 3 as sub)
Lauren Perry - 14
Kelsie Burrows - 14
Ashley Hutton - 14
Clare Timoney - 12 (including 1 as sub)
Naomi Donnan - 12 (including 1 as sub)
Louise McFrederick - 11 (including 4 as sub)
Louise McDaniel - 10 (including 4 as sub)
Hayley O’Donnell - 10 (including 7 as sub)
Megan Bell - 7
Anna McCleary - 5 (including 1 as sub)
Mia Fitzsimmons - 4 (including 3 as sub)
Cora Morgan - 4 as sub
Kirsty Cameron - 3 as sub
Jenna Brown - 2 as sub
Leah McCabe - 2 as sub
Sarah Haddock - 1
Victoria Ashton Jones - 1

Cup football

Irish Cup - Lost Final 1-0 to Glentoran

League Cup - Lost quarter final 2-1 to Sion Swifts

Co Antrim FA Cup - Lost first round tie 1-0 to Cliftonville

UEFA Champions League (in Brussels)

Lost 4-0 to Lillestrom
Lost 3-1 to Anderlecht
Won 3-2 v PAOK
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