Match report: Wolves Women v Leicester City Ladies

Wolves Women played Leicester City Ladies yesterday afternoon. Last weekends match was cancelled so the women were very fired up for the match, which shows in the results.

Hayley Packer started the goal-manufacturing by delivering in a cross into a crowded area that was eventually tapped home by Amber Quick after 17 minutes.

Despite a press from Wolves during the rest of the first half, with Sophie Richards, Amy McCann and Packer all coming close, the half finished only one goal up for the old gold and blacks.

The second half started very good for Wolves as the team was awarded a penalty already in the first minute. It was Packer that was brought down in the box and Dani Selmes stepped up to take the kick, but the shot was saved by the Leicester keeper.

Instead of giving up disappointed of that Wolves started to dominate, with Selmes and McCann both having shots saved. After an hour Selmes was through on goa and brought down and Wolves Women had a second penalty.

Amy McCann took it and the first try was disallowed and she took the other into the same spot and Wolves were two up.

The same McCann set Selmes up with a through-ball some minutes later which she did beat the keeper to. Three goals to nothing and happy holidays.

Wolves pressure continued but the keeper Naomi Bruton made an excellent double save in the 80th minute to preserve her clean sheet. Finally, at the end of the game, McCann was repaid by a nice through ball to run on for herself. She flicked it round the keeper to make it 4-0.

Manager James Astle’s verdict:

It’s good to score some goals and get back to our game in terms of the ability to finish. We could have scored more – with one off the line and one off the bar. Sally Stanton bossed the midfield and earned her Player of the Match Award. The amount of possession we had meant the amount of chances improved vastly, and this week we actually converted some of those chances to goals.

Wolves: Bruton, Longhurst (Coley 67), Hakeman, Perks (captain), Salter, Stanton, Richards (Walker 72), Quick, Selmes, McCann, Packer. Subs not used: Large, Widdal, Morris.

Wolves Women 4 (Quick 17, McCann 59 (pen), 90; Selmes 62)
Leicester City Ladies FC 0

Amy McCann – maker and scorer of goals against Leicester


~ by paddytheflea on December 14, 2009.

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