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Linfield welcomed Lisburn to New Midgley Park as both teams continued preparations for the start of the NIFL Premiership season on April 21. 

On a wet Belfast night, Linfield took the lead midway through the first half when Rachel McConnell scored from close range. 

Lisburn had a number of opportunities to equalise in the opening period of the second half. However, it was Linfield who scored the next goal when Emily Reid tucked the ball home in off the post. 

Both sides made full use of their substitutions and when Ebony Leckey was upended in the box, Lucy Johnston converted from the penalty spot. Lucy had come on as a sub, to begin her comeback after long term injury, due to an ACL injury. 

Sienna Leckey added a fourth goal for Linfield with a tidy finish from the edge of the box and Lisburn completed the scoring in the final minute, when one of their subs converted from a left wing cross. 

Linfield’s next friendly is away to Larne on March 22.

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