Despite only having 10 girls due to illness and karate tournaments, Wyrley produced a fine display of passing and movement.
Jemma Clews, despite missing a number of 1 on 1s with the keeper, opened the scoring latching onto a through ball and slotting passed the advancing keeper. Emily Downes made a tremendous surging overlap to cross, leading to Rachel Hall side footing home from close range. A series of Wyrley corners finally led to Laura Cumberledge hooking the ball in at the far post. The Solihull keeper had a fine game, thwarting Rachel Hall and Clews on numerous occasions. A break from Solihull led to a snap shop hitting the post and into Nia Jay’s arms.
Half time 3 – 0
Wyrley came out of the traps early in the second half and Cumberledge had a chance at the far post post, which just went wide. Clews and Hall were constant thorns in the Solihull defence and Clews scored her second after a swift break from midfield. Emily Quimby scored the goal of the game, smashing home from 40 yards. Beth Crook deservedly scored, with her effort from outside the box, deflecting past the keeper. Cath Davis pushed forward whenever she could and had 2 efforts that unluckily hit the woodwork, the second of which rebounded kindly to Clews for her hat trick. Hall scored her second to complete the scoring. The defence of Amy Marshall – who was self assured as ever, Leah Fanning – who was quick and aggressive in the tackle, and Emily Downes – who took every opportunity to get forward, showed tremendous composure throughout the game, passing the ball out to the midfield foursome.
Jay had a number of comfortable saves and had to be sharp off her line as Wyrley pushed forward.
A great performance girls – well done!