Wolves Women had tea and let in three

What was it in the tea the Wolves Women drank at half-time against Crewe Alexandra Sunday afternoon?

That is a legitimate question after letting three goals slip in during a seven minute spell in the beginning of the second half.

The match against Crewe started very well and Wolves looked the stronger team. Hayley Packer – not unknown as goalscorer by Paddy – netted a brace early on in the match. The first came in the 5th minute and the second about ten minutes later.

But Crewe came back into the match by snatching two goals of their own through Kat Spencer and Michelle Saunders after the half hour and they went inside to drink that treacherous tea.

But maybe we should not blame the tea lady for what then happened after all. Keeper Becky Thomas was struggling with a hamstring pull, and Crewe subjected her to a barrage of shots and that did result in those three goals in seven minutes. Thomas was later unable to continue and outfield player Natalie Widdal had to take her place between the uprights after about an hour played.

With Wolves three goals down and less than half an hour to go and an outfielder in goal the odds for a Wolves recovery were slim. Amy McCann – one of two players that were given debuts this afternoon (Sally Stanton was the other) after having babies – had a goal disallowed as Wolves got their game flowing again.

Both Stanton and Dani Selmes were close to reduce the Crew lead later on, but nothing came out of their efforts. The only positive that finally came out of the match was that Widdal did manage to keep a clean sheet. But one should remember that this was only Wolves second defeat this season.

Coach Laura Milburn after the game:

“I’ve never experienced such a rollercoaster of a game. The team switched off, and after seven minutes of madness, we were never able to get back into it.”

Next Sunday Wolves Women will meet Radcliffe Olympic at Goodrich Sports Ground, Stafford Road, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, with a later kick-off time of 3.30pm. So fans wishing to attend both mens and ladies fixtures will be able to go along and watch after the game with Birmingham at Molineux.

WOLVES WOMEN: Thomas (Widdal 54), Longhurst, Bradford (Large 76), Perks (captain), Salter, Stanton, Richards (Roberts 85), Quick, Selmes, McCann, Packer. Sub not used: Hakeman.
Wolves Women 2 (Packer 5, 16)
Crewe Alexandra Ladies 5 (Spencer 34; Saunders 36, 51; Connell 46; Myatt 52)


~ by paddytheflea on November 23, 2009.

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