Holders Glentoran Women sent out the strongest possible message of intent tonight at Ashfield with an incredible 6-0 win over Cliftonville Ladies in the County Antrim Cup.
This was a significant result in the face of the current leaders of the Danske Bank Women's premiership. With marquee signing Chloe McCarron making her Glentoran debut tonight just three days after joining from Birmingham City. The goals came from Alison McMaster, returning skipper Jessica Foy, Nadene Caldwell, Danielle Maxwell and a double from leading scorer Kerry Beattie.
Full report to follow.
Glentoran Women: Glentoran Women: 30. Jacqueline Burns 2. Annie Timoney 3. Jessica Foy (captain) 6. Nadene Caldwell 10. Alison McMaster 17. Joely Andrews 19. Kerry Beattie 21. Kelly Bailie 24. Lauren Wade 27. Shannon Dunne 97. Chloe McCarron subs 1. Ashleigh McKinnon (not used), 9. Rachel Rogan 18, Danielle Maxwell 22. Cara Mervyn
Photography by Johnny Caldwell.