Oxton 3rds 1 Whitchurch Ladies 1st 3
The pitch was electric with excitement and after a shaky start Whitchurch Ladies settled into what was set to be an exhilarating away game, which resulted in an astounding 3-1 victory for our Ladies.
Although we began slowly, we soon built momentum with some amazing runs from Jess Kimberly and Sue Read, with fantastic support from Lisa Sullivan and Cath Gresty, and this phenomenal teamwork resulted in a goal scored by a fiercely powerful shot from Cath Gresty in the First Half.
Oxton seemed to rally and meet their guest with more determination…but our outstanding defence team Sal Pearce and Sarah Williams, not to mention our nimble Goalkeeper Gwyn Thomas-Reese ensured we entered half time with a 1-0 lead.
As we entered the second half, it looked as though Oxton was ready and looking to claw the game back. However, yet again our extraordinary defenders managed to deflect their advances with some cracking tackles from Claire Roberts. Then, with a brilliant ball from Julia Neal, Vicki Price was enabled to score. However, with their attention diverted Oxton managed to secure their one and only goal of the game, taking the score to 2-1 to our Ladies.
During the second half Cath Gresty-Reece took a nasty blow to the ankle, however she soldiered on and gave highly motivational direction throughout. Then, after a few short corner opportunities, Lisa Sullivan converted a fabulous injection in the last few nail-biting minutes to Whitchurch’s third and final goal and a well-deserved woman of the match goes to Lisa Sullivan.
Whitchurch ladies 2nd 0 Warrington Ladies 2nds 4
The score line doesn’t do justice to how well the young Whitchurch side played. Through out the first half Whitchurch took the game to Warrington ladies and were disappointed when Sharon English slotted home the ball only for it to be disallowed.
The second half saw a reversal of rolls Warrington started the quicker of the two teams and scored an early goal. Whitchurch showed their inexperience by chasing the game and leaving gaps in defence, which Warrington exploited with two break away goals in quick succession. Whitchurch regained their composure but failed to convert shots from Nicola and Laura Workman. In the finial minutes Warrington scored their final goal.