Legacy Ulster Women’s Premier League roundup

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Ards inflicted Lurgan’s first defeat of the season as they won 3-1 away from home in the Legacy Ulster Women’s Premier League.

It was Lurgan who got the opening goal when Kerry Jackson’s deflection at the far post found the back of the net after 26 minutes.

Just before half time Ards found their equaliser when Frankie Brown picked out the corner with her strike from the top of the circle – despite the protestations of the hosts.

In the second half two penalty corner goals from Rachel Houston gave the visitors the lead and all three points as they stay second in the table.

Elsewhere their title rivals Queen’s University also came from behind as they beat Omagh 5-1.

Goals from Jenna McCarlie, Jodie Simmons, Alyssa Jebb and two from Ellie Edwards completed their comeback to keep them top of the league and make it seven wins from eight.

The results mean both Queen’s University and Ards are tied at the top of the table on points with the student side edging top spot by goal difference.

The third game of the day saw Belfast Harlequins win at home as they beat Banbridge 4-0.

The visitors went into the game looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this campaign but instead suffered a fourth loss in five games.

Goals from Jenna Henry, Claire Whiteside, Julie Dennison and Katie Larmour gave the hosts all three points as they climbed to fourth in the table.

Portadown continued their good start to the season as they beat Ballymoney 3-1 at Edenvilla.

The hosts took an early lead when Rebekah Lennon fired in from a short corner to find the bottom corner.

Just moments later the side doubled their lead when Leah Galbraith strike flew past the Ballymoney goalkeeper from another short corner.

Despite a consolation goal from the visitors, Portadown restored their two-goal advantage with another strike from Lennon to make it 3-1 and sealed the victory.

The final game of the day saw Lisnagarvey continue their recent run of form as they beat bottom of the table Armagh.

Goals from Dianne Robb, Beth McFerran and two from Megan Robinson rounded off a 4-0 win with Garvey staying in sixth place.

Meanwhile, Armagh stay tenth, level on points with both Banbridge and Ballymoney.

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