Alderley Edge ladies 4s 0 Whitchurch ladies 1s 4
Whitchurch ladies 1s travelled away to Alderley Edge to play their ladies 4s team. With a game plan in mind of keeping possession the ladies began the match strong, passing between their midfield players. Alderley Edge then fought back with a few quick attacks, dealt with beautifully by Whitchurch defence, Holly Edwards, Hermione Ball, Hayleigh Busby and in particular Chloe Lloyd who had a great game at centre back.
From a break in defence Whitchurch passed it up the pitch, allowing Poppy Huxley to make a dynamic run into the dee and slot the ball past the keeper to get them their first goal. With Whitchurch gaining confidence, Lisa Sullivan made a run through the opposition defence into the dee to hit the ball at goal which took a lucky deflection over the keepers head. A further 2 goals then came from amazing shots taken in the dee by Hayley Kellet after some great linking passes between Mollie Bell, Jasmin Williams and Bella Morris. Being 4-0 up at half time
Whitchurch relaxed somewhat in the second half allowing Edge to gain some momentum in their attacks. However, Megan Nicholson confidently dealt with any shots her way keeping a clean sheet for Whitchurch.
A confident win for the ladies 1s who look forward to having their captain back for their next game in 2 weeks’ time.
Whitchurch Ladies 2s 1 – Sandbach Ladies 1s 8
A positive start for Whitchurch Ladies 2’s, who faced a much stronger and more experienced team in Sandbach Ladies 1s. Recently relegated from a higher division last year, Sandbach Ladies 1s are currently sitting at the top of the league. Excellent defence from Gayle Ladd and Captain Emma Stubbs meant the visitors were kept at bay for most of the first half.
However, as time went on Whitchurch Ladies 2s were outplayed by the much older Sandbach team. Keeper Phoebe Gregory was under immense pressure and the 8-1 score doesn’t really reflect how well she played, as she saved many more goal attempts throughout the match. The ladies didn’t let their spirits drop and continued playing hard; tackling and driving the ball down the pitch wherever they could throughout the match. A series of short corners with strong organisation, meant a consolation goal from Lydia Jones boosted the team morale and gave them hope for their next match against Crewe 3’s on 29th October 2022.
Poppy Gilbert was given the well-deserved players player