Preview: Legacy Ulster Women’s Premier League

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Queen’s University could regain top spot in the Legacy Ulster Women’s Premier League if they win away to Ballymoney today.

The student side went top of the division last week, but dropped to second following Ards win against Omagh during the week.

They have started this season in scintillating form and won five of their opening six games whilst they are also the division’s joint top scorers with 20 strikes so far.

A large part of their success in the early weeks has been captain and forward Alyssa Jebb who has already scored seven times this season, whilst Zoe Wilson and Jenna McCarlie have also contributed.

Today’s game at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre sees them take on eighth-placed Ballymoney who have struggled since their opening day win against Armagh.

That day they comfortably won 3-0, but they haven’t picked up a point since and lost their last four games.

However, a win could see them move six points clear of the relegation zone as they look to climb to mid-table.

The second game of the day sees unbeaten Lurgan host Belfast Harlequins where a win could see them climb to third.

The County Armagh side can’t be ruled out of the title race yet as they know that if they win their games in hand, they will be one point off top spot.

Harlequins could prove to be a potential stumbling block if they play to their best. With nine points from six games, they sit in fifth but have only been beaten by the teams above them.

They come into the game off the back of a 5-0 win away to Omagh and will be hoping to get back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

If that is to happen they will require the help of their top goal scorer this season, Katie Larmour who has already found the net on three occasions.

There is also a bottom of the table clash between Banbridge and Armagh with the home side looking for their first points of the season.

Three points separate the bottom two, but Bann have played the fewest games in the division at three and could know a win of any kind would see them climb to ninth.

The final game of the day sees Portadown travel to Hillsborough to take on Lisnagarvey with the visitors hoping to bounce back from a 3-0 mid-week defeat to Lurgan

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