Wolves Women played first round in FA-Cup
Wolves Women played the first round of the FA-Cup Saturday at home against Solihull Ladies.
The last game I reported from was when they qualified by beating MK Dons away (HERE). Then came the big freeze and they didn’t play for five weeks prior to the Saturday game.
Abby Pope calmed their nerves after only two minutes by scoring their first goal and less than ten minutes later Hayley Packer ran along the left wing and played Dani Selmes who scored the second.
The Wolves Women continued to press on hard, but the Solihull Ladies are reported to have defended themselves well – at least up towards the end of the half – when Rebecca Large turned and fired from the edge of the box in a Sylvan kind of a way to place the ball into the corner of the net and it was 3-0 to Wolves at halftime.
In the second half Wolves gave more ball to Solihull and didn’t press as hard as in the first, but the defence worked very well – with Layla Salter in charge in the absence of club Captain Anna Perks – keeping Solihull out of the danger areas.
Towards the end of the game Amber Quick headed in the Wolves Women fourth goal after some terrific play and they were through to the next round.
James Astle said to the Wolves Official site:
“Having not played for five weeks and had limited training, it was nice to get back on the pitch. We got off to a perfect start scoring early, and it was also pleasing that there were four different names on the score sheet as well as keeping a clean sheet at the other end.
“I was without two key players in our captain and an attacking midfielder, however the game and system we play continued to work throughout. All credit goes to Solihull – they kept us going for 90 minutes, making us keep our momentum.
“All in all it is a good start to the New Year and we’re through to the next round against last season’s rivals Coventry City. We’re all looking forward to it.”
Well, I really hope they are, cause Coventry City managed to get promoted from the same league Wolves Women played in last season. A difficult game awaits at Goodrich Sports Grounds on Sunday at 2pm. Good Luck!
Wolves Women: Hall, Bavington (45 Whiteman), Widdal, Salter, Owen, Packer, Morris, Quick, Pope, Large (45 Walker), Selmes.