Match reports 04/02/17

With both the Mens 1s and Ladies 2s without fixtures this week.

Triton ladies 2s 6 Whitchurch Ladies 1s 2

Whitchurch started the slower of the two teams in this challenging away match. Triton capitalised on this and were able to score three quick goals in succession in the first 20 minutes. Whitchurch then raised their game and produced some chances to score themselves through some excellent passes between Laura Workman, Charlotte Lawder, Ellie Windsor and Grace Berry but to no avail.

Triton then managed to break away and score two more before the break. After a strong team talk from captain Catherine Winter-Gresty, Whitchurch were much stronger. Some excellent through balls from Emma Harper to Sue Read created more chances. Whitchurch’s defence of Catherine Reece-Gresty, Emily Hilton, Millie Edwards and Helen Machin began to read the opposition well and goalkeeper Phoebe Jones pulled off some good saves.

After a run of short corners, Whitchurch finally had some luck with Lisa Sullivan pushing in a rebounded strike from Lucy Ratcliffe. Shortly after, Whitchurch scored their second through another strong short corner routine which Lisa Sullivan sweeped in and grabbed a second goal. Unfortunately it was too late into the game and Triton secured their win with a final goal at the end of the game. Player of the match went to Ellie Windsor.


Whitchurch Mens 2s 0 Birkenhead Mens 1s 6

Whitchurch entertained runaway league leaders Birkenhead expecting a tough match and were not disappointed.

Birkenhead rushed into a two-goal lead and only a number of outstanding saves by goalkeeper Neil Jones kept the score down in the early stages. Whitchurch were not used to playing at the Birkenhead standard and were guilty of a number of unforced errors but fortunately Birkenhead failed to capitalise.

Whitchurch went into the halftime break having conceded three goals but following a positive team talk and some re-organisation started the second half taking the ball to Birkenhead.

For long periods Whitchurch retained the ball and pressured the Birkenhead defence but the Birkenhead quality showed when they broke and were clinical in front of the goal. Whitchurch leant a lot in the game and will take forward lessons learnt in future matches.