Elks out in front in Premier League

Ulster Elks' Laura McAlpine scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over Pegasus.
Ulster Elks' Laura McAlpine scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over Pegasus.

Ulster Elks sent out a huge message to the rest of the Premier League after they defeated defending champions Pegasus 1-0 at Jordanstown in midweek.

The only goal in Wednesday’s hard-fought match came courtesy of a Laura McAlpine strike early in the second-half.

The result sent Ricky Lee’s girls top of the table. Second-placed Ards do have a game in hand but Pegasus have now dropped five points and are seven points off the pace.

McAlpine’s match-winner came when she got on the end of a Shirley McCay cross to fire high past Pegasus ‘keeper, Ayeisha McFerran.

The Elks’ next Premier League fixture sees them host Portadown on January 3.