NIWFA Championship League Cup semi-finalists confirmed
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NIWFA Championship League Cup semi-finalists confirmed

Article:NIWFA Championship League Cup semi-finalists confirmed

NIWFA Championship League Cup, Ballymena United Women v Foyle Belles. (Sports photography by Bob Hall)

Ballymena United, Belfast Celtic, St James Swifts and Sion Swifts have all reached the semi-finals of the NIWFA Championship League Cup.



St James found the easiest route to progress, beating Comber Rec 6-0 with Chloe Doak and Brooke Bain both contributing a brace.

Sion Swifts had a scare when, after leading 3-0 at the break, they were caught behind by two goals from Ballyclare Comrades. But late goals, including a second from Cache Crumlish-Hawes, saw them go home 5-2.

Ballymena United were made to fight to the end by a battling Foyle Belles side, before goals from Natasha Bamford, Emma Tenant and Jennifer Montgomery saw them win 3-1.

Belfast Celtic were led from the first minute by St Oliver Plunkett, but a brace from Niamh Adams helped them go through 4-1.

There were three quarter-finals played this week in Division 1, with Ballyahinch, Greenisland and Ambassadors progressing to the final four. The star of the show was ambassador Lucy Redmond, who continued her red-hot form this season with another hat-trick, this time against Kilmore Rec.

Article:NIWFA Championship League Cup semi-finalists confirmed

Ballyclare Comrades Reserves v Greenisland. (Sports photography by Bob Hall)

The first two Division 2 League Cup semi-finalists were Craigavon ​​City, who beat 22nd Ladies, and Lisburn Ladies Swifts, who eventually managed to qualify after a dramatic penalty shootout win over a team of Coleraine in difficulty after the teams fought out 1-1. draw.

Maiden City had to overcome a half-time deficit to eventually defeat Mid Ulster Reserves 3-2 and advance to the Division 3 semi-finals where they will be joined by Belfast Ravens who returned home to Dromara Village thanks mainly to a hat-trick from Sarah Jane. Jamieson.

Raceview and Antrim Town’s impressive seasons have continued so far, with both teams winning easily to reach the Division 4 Cup semi-finals at the expense of Ballynahinch Olympic and Lisburn Rangers Athletic respectively. Draperstown Celtic will also be in this semi-final draw after beating Belfast Ravens II.

The closest game to the Division 5 quarter-finals saw Ards Rangers finally overcome Oxford Sunnyside with a penalty shootout victory after the teams drew 3-3 at Knockramer Park. Rangers will be joined in the draw by Comber Rec Reserves, Valley Rangers and St.Marys.

Article:NIWFA Championship League Cup semi-finalists confirmed

Greenland Reserves v Carrick Rangers Falcons. (Photo: Ephy McConnell)

The final four in the Division 6 League Cup will consist of Bloomfield, First Bangor, Wellington Rec and Greenisland II, with each of these teams now having their eyes set on winning their first ever NIWFA title.

And finally, well done to Dungiven Celtic and Ballynagross, who both won their respective Development Championship matches against Hannover and Belfast Ravens III this week.

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