Match reports 23-03-24

Warrington Ladies development 3 Whitchurch Ladies 3’s 5

A huge win for the 3’s today. It was a rough match with some great runs from both teams. The match saw strong cross winds, rain, sunshine and an epic hail storm, which stopped play for a few minutes, despite this the girls fought hard to win tackles and also took extra time to make sure passes were accurate.

Bella Clarke (Pom) had a cracking game picking up stray balls and winning some fantastic tackles turning two of them into goals. Lois Ebben also came on fire today, scoring two goals.

Isla Gregory, Freya Kellett,  Abi Ashley and Esme Mackreth worked as a unit to move the ball forward on multiple occasions resulting in Mackreth also scoring a smashing goal.

Sue Read played a cracking centre half trying to find her inner 21 year old but making some important interceptions and a key player in today’s game. Jan Teggin outstanding again in goal made some excellent saves and defenders Mel Reid, Tracey Tolhurst, Megan Hayward and Isla Hearn were a solid defence line breaking down numerous runs before they became a danger to the keeper.

Captain Samantha Gregory said ‘the 3’s have come so far this season and as the captain I’m proud that they have developed as a team and individually and look forward to our last game in a fortnight.’

Whitchurch Men’s 2s 8 Warrington Men’s 2s 2

Whitchurch entertained Warrington looking to build on performances knowing that three points would complete their season with a mid-table finish.

Whitchurch started the quicker of the two teams and when the ball rebounded to Martin Beecher he blazed into the dee and fired into the bottom corner. Whitchurch since Christmas have been threatening a big victory and today was the day when all their efforts paid off.

Beecher again scored, this time with a blistering shot from a penalty corner and minutes later Airan Jones broke past the Warrington defence and forced a save for the keeper only for Arthur Huxley following up to tap in the rebound.

Whitchurch continued to dominate play through Nik Moga, Liam Pallett and Archie Plews in the midfield and it wasn’t long before Airan Jones scored to give Whitchurch a comfortable lead at half-time.

Whitchurch started the second half as they finished the first with Oliver Edwards picking out Joe Sherridan in the dee who deflected past the advancing keeper.

Warrington won a penalty corner and scored, this resulted in a rearrangement of the defence with Charlie Edwards, James Partington and Lucas Hill and Warrington took advantage to score another with a scrambled goal which left keeper Neil Jones no chance to clear.

Whitchurch having settled again began to apply pressure on the Warrington defence via Cian Hirst down the left wing and Adam Rance in the middle and this resulted in Craig Hockenhull picking up the ball outside the dee and driving forward and his pass was expertly deflected home by Joe Sherridan.

The final goal came as Alfie Edwards drove down the right-hand side of the pitch and his shot was again deflected home by Joe Sherridan to complete his hattrick.

An excellent performance for Whitchurch to complete their season on and the team would like to thank Lucas Hill for his efforts as he leaves for university next season.