Whitchurch ladies 1s 8 Crewe Vagrants ladies 3s 1
Yet another victory for the Whitchurch Ladies 1st this weekend with a great 8-1 win against Crewe Vagrants.
The ball spent most of its time in opposition’s half this Saturday due to some fantastic defence from Jayne ‘Crow’ Williamson, Catherine Reece-Gresty and Julia Neale with some powerful push passes away from our goal, as a result of this brilliant clearance and defence, our goal keeper Gwyn Thomas-Rees didn’t see much action.
In the first half, we pushed forward fiercely, with our attacking ladies putting a lot of pressure on the opposition’s defence, especially Sue Read, who throughout the game had several attempts on goal. The deadlock was broken when Chloe Crump received a great pass from Jess Kimberley, pushed forward for the goal and scored twice for our team.
This week the ladies had several short corners, a greatly structured short corner with outstanding team play by the ladies allowed Catherine Gresty to convert the corner to bring the lead at half time to 3-0.
In the second half, the ladies didn’t show any sign of tiring, as they started to set up the foundations of their dramatic lead. Claire Roberts threw herself into the action as she cleared the ball with great tackles.
Vicki Price snatched the ball from the opposition and ran up the pitch to set up a great goal by Sue Read, resulting in a 4-0 lead, but Whitchurch Ladies weren’t stopping there. In a great mix up of Crewe and Whitchurch players, Sue Read, who had possession of the ball was knocked to the floor, however with a sweeping shot whilst lounged on the pitch secured Whitchurch another well deserved goal!
Some great play by Emily Vernon enabled the ball to stay in oppositions half of the pitch. Another example of wonderful teamwork by the Ladies saw Jane Williamson convert two highly strategized short corners.
Unfortunately, a fantastic run from a Crewe player, they were able to infiltrate our defence and slide past our goalkeeper to score their one and only goal.
In a literal last second, Lisa Sullivan was able to perform an epic push shot that glided into the opposition’s goal, leaving the final score at an outstanding 8-1 to our talented Whitchurch Ladies 1st.
Whitchurch ladies 2s 0 Neston South Wirral 3s 6
The result didn’t reflect the effort put in by the team against one of the top teams in the league. Whitchurch fielded a much-changed side and suffered in the early stages as Neston made all the running and Whitchurch struggled to settle. Clinical finishing of their opportunities and solid defending from Neston saw them race into a 4-0 lead at the half time break.
The second half saw another inspired performance by Emily Hilton in goal to keep Whitchurch in the game and the tireless work of Nina Hodges, Monique Higgs and Natalie Hollins in the midfield held Neston at bay for long periods. In the closing stages Neston took advantage as the Whitchurch side tired to score two quick goals on the break.