Saturday 4th April Wyrley 3 Coventry City 1
Despite missing 3 players, Wyrley dominated much of this match with solid performances across the park. Given the orders to test the Coventry keeper ‘early doors’, Beth Crook took advantage of a clearance from an Emily Quimby corner to smash the ball home from 20 yards into the top corner. Nia Jay dealt comfortably with a few long range efforts, and the centre backs of Jess Brookes, Nad Bunce and Lottie Howells had very solid performances in front of her. Fullbacks Emily Downes and Leah Fanning supported the midfield on numerous occasions.
Quimby used the prevailing wind to her advantage to score direct from a corner to give a 2 – 0 half time score. Cath Davis, Laura Cumberledge and Amy Marshall had half chances to increase the lead before Rachel Hall latched onto a Quimby freekick to volley home from close range. Hall had a late penalty shout ignored, before Coventry pulled back a consolation goal.
Good performance girls – well done! This should have secured 5th place for Wyrley, which is creditable bearing in mind the quality of the teams in the Premier Division.
Saturday 28th March Wyrley 2 Leafield 4
Leafield knew they had to win this game to keep their chances of winning the league alive, with some of their closest rivals’ coaches makes the journey from Derby County, hoping for a slip up.
Wyrley were slow out of the blocks and were soon 2 down, with some sloppy defending. The girls gradually forced themselves into the game, despite some luck in their own box. Hayley Turner pulled a goal back after some fine interplay between Cath Davis and Rachel Hall.
Hall had a cast iron penaly turned doWn after a foul in the box but made amends for it with a tremendous shot from the corner of the box into the roof of the net. This unfortunately spurred Leafield into life and two late goals secured the points and ensured the title race went to the last game of the season.