New Cliftonville Ladies Manager Seamus McCorry was in the dugout for this evening’s Danske Bank Women’s Premiership victory over Derry City Ladies at Solitude.
The former Portadown Ladies chief, who has been appointed until the end of the season, saw Megan Moran find the net ahead of a Marissa Callaghan double as the Reds built on last week’s defeat of Comber Rec to record back-to-back wins.
The deadlock was broken after just five minutes when good work from Callaghan and a smart touch from Billie Simpson teed skipper Moran up to blast home.
Simpson – who has been back making global headlines this week after her amazing strike against Sion Swifts last season was shortlisted for FIFA’s Puskas Award – then came close to doubling Cliftonville’s lead with a characteristic effort from distance which crept just wide of the mark.
It was 2-0 just before the interval, however, when Callaghan found the net from range and the Northern Ireland international would see a second-half effort ruled out for offside before the Candystripes pulled one back through Rosemary Cunningham in the closing stages.
Home jitters were almost immediately eradicated, however, when Callaghan – today named in the senior women’s international squad for the Euro 2021 qualifiers against Norway and Wales in the coming fortnight – put the seal on a 3-1 success with a fine solo strike.