Wolves Victorious in Cup against Sporting Club Albion

Wolves Women played against the Sporting Club Albion yesterday in the Birmingham County Cup.

The local rivals  started best and they got paid after just eight minutes and Wolves were the ones that had to pay.

Albion continued to pressure Wolves that first half and it was only because of good defending that the Women didn’t conceive more goals.

The second half, though, was a completely different ballgame. Wolves scored the equalizer ten minutes into the half when Sophie Richards found Dani Selmes with a cross and Selmes did no mistake as she headed the ball to beat the keeper. Sweet grapes!

A goal did much for the Wolves Women’s spirit and they started to dominate the game and only five minutes from the first came the second. And it was Selmes again who  made herself a brace and made the scoreboard (if there were one) read 2-1 to Wolves. And that also became the final result and Wolves are through to the Semi Finals in the Birmingham County Cup.

Manager James Astle after the match to the Official Wolves site:

We knew what we were coming into today. Albion are a very good footballing side, especially in the middle of the park. It’s an old saying in football – a game of two halves, but that was what it was. At half time the girls came in knowing they hadn’t performed to the best of their ability in all areas of the pitch. The second half saw them closing down, forcing the error, and counter-attacking, and we scored two good goals. Towards the end we had a number of forced changes due to injuries, but the substitutes helped to finish off a great second half performance.”

Next Sunday – on February 14 – Wolves will play Sporting Albion again. This time at home on Goodrich Sports Ground, Stafford Road, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, with a 2pm kick-off. Be there in support of Wolves Women!

Wolves Women: Thomas, Widdal, Hakeman, Perks, Salter, Morris (Coley 82), Walker (Large 75), Quick, Selmes, Richards, Packer. Subs Not Used: Longhurst,  Bradford, Durnall.


~ by paddytheflea on February 8, 2010.

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