Whilst Wyrley capitalised upon a depleted Ferndale team, their performance was not the best with at times only keeper Nia Jay in goal in her own half. Too many times the ball was retained instead of passing to a player in space but nevertheless chances came at very regular intervals. Rachel Hall had a fine first half and scored 5 in all, her best being kept until last when she steered the ball inside the post despite the despairing dive of the Ferndale keeper.
Jemma Clews did everything but score in the first half, hitting the bar twice and each post. Her luck changed in the second half as she added 2 to the scoreline. Saff Hicken, Amy Marshall and Emily Downes took the opportunity to comfortably pass the ball out of defence whenever any danger showed itself. Leah Fanning scored the goal of the game, with her shot from 30 yards being too powerful for Ferndale’s keeper who, like the match 2 weeks ago, kept the score down with a fine performance. Cath Davis, who had a great game and used the space to showcase her stepovers (!), also hit the bar with a tremendous chip from the edge of the box. Captain for the day, Beth Crook, kept the ship steady in the middle, allowing Hayley Turner to move forward, scoring 3 in the process. Laura Cumberledge also hit the bar but finished well to get on the scoresheet.
Sportingly, Wyrley brought the game to a finish with 15 minutes of the game left to play as Ferndale’s players tired.