THE TOP TWO teams in the Donegal Women’s League go head-to-head this evening at Dry Arch Park.
Second-placed Bonagee United host leaders and defending champions Lagan Harps at 7.15 in a game that could decide the destination of the title.
Lagan (pictured above) are three points clear of Bonagee and there is just one more game for each to play after this evening’s high-octane meeting; Bonagee face Finn Valley and Lagan take on Glenree.
A win for Lagan will secure the retention of the League crown for Bríd McGinty’s team, with Bonagee searching for a win that would really set up a grandstand finale to the campaign.
Bonagee United ladies
A draw for Seamy McGinty’s Bonagee wouldn’t totally end their hopes, but would then need a favour from Glenree United on the final night of the season next week to stand a chance.
Lagan won the first meeting of these sides 3-0 on a night when Bonagee were down a few of their regulars, while the game at Orchard Park ended 1-1 when Natalie McFadden’s goal cancelled out Amanda Callaghan’s opener for Lagan.
Nakita Burke returned to the Lagan side last weekend and scored in a 4-1 win over Illies Celtic in the Ulster Cup semi-final and could re-appear for the Manorcunningham outfit.
Bonagee have been without the injured Chantelle Grant and Anna Doherty of late and it’s a big week for Bonagee, who take on Manulla in Mayo on Sunday in the WFAI Intermediate Shield semi-final.