ROUNDUP: Ards go top as QUB drop points

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Ards moved to the top of the Legacy Ulster Women’s Premier League as they beat Armagh 4-1 on Saturday.

The new table toppers took the lead in the tenth minute through Emma Reid before Rachel Houston doubled their advantage just two minutes later.

They were 3-0 ahead before half-time when Ali Scott was given a tap-in as teammate Amy Benson’s selfless pass took out the goalkeeper.

Armagh got a goal of their own through Rhianna Gillespie, but it proved to only be a consolation goal as Lizzie Holden rounded off the scoring to make it 4-1.

Elsewhere Lisnagarvey got their first points of the season with a remarkable 6-2 victory away to Omagh.

The Hillsborough side had lost both of their opening games, while Omagh had made a strong start following their promotion to the division.

Goals from Diane Robb, Beth McFerran, Beth Ravey, Aimee Christie and two from Scarlett Swann rounded off the win as they now move up to seventh in the table.

On Friday night Portadown made it two wins from three since their promotion as they beat then league leaders Queen’s University 3-2.

Despite going behind twice in the fixture the youthful side came back to win with goals from Hannah Reavie, Emily Adamson and Katie Herron.

The result puts them onto six points and up to third in the league, meanwhile, Queen’s lost top spot and dropped to second as they dropped their first points of the campaign.

The other game of the weekend saw Belfast Harlequins make it back-to-back wins since defeat on the opening day as they beat Ballymoney 2-1 at the Joe Dunlop Leisure Centre.


Photo: Front Row Union

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