First victory for Wolves Women
The Wolves Women team played their second game in their league yesterday and collected their first victory.
Northampton Town were their hosts – a team that was promoted to the Midlands Combination League this season. The surface was not the best according to reports, but Wolves managed to play a good passing game anyway.
Wolves Women pressed the hosts during most of the first half and had numerous amounts of corners, but they did not result. But late on Wolves got a penalty for a handball and notorious goalscorer Dani Selmes converted it.
Northampton were more active going forward in the second half, trying to find an equaliser. But Wolves had a couple of chances to double their lead. After just five minutes gone the hosts got themselves a penalty for a push in the area and they levelled the scores – 1-1.
That signalled to Wolves Women to up their play and they started to pressure the home team. Several opportunities came and went but after 70 minutes Abby Pope delivered a ball into the box which Becky Hall – back in Wolves with her sister Natalie in goal – managed to get control of. After some clever moves she got a shot away beating the keeper and Wolves were in the lead again.
Sister Natalie Hall had a busy time at the end of the match when Town tried to get a point from the game. But with the help of good defending she managed to keep Wolves ahead in the game to the end.
Manager Astle said to the Wolves Official Site:
“We dominated possession, having a number of chances, and it was a silly penalty to give away. That was the only mistake we made all game. It was great to have the Hall sisters back at the club, and we could see the difference it made. The only thing to worry about now is getting the ball in the back of the net. Everything else is done.”
It sounds good, mr Astle! There is some hope that Wolves Women will find the net with a couple next Sunday when they play Stoke City Ladies away.
Wolves Women: N. Hall, Widdal, Williams (Salter 78), Perks, Owen, Morris, Pope (Bavington 84), Quick, Selmes, B. Hall, Packer (Richards 64).