Wow – what a performance against a team that had only conceded 21 goals all season up to this point!
An extremely powerful display, with the ball moved quickly across the midfield and feeding the front 3 continuously. Jemma Clews led the way with 7 goals to take her season total to 30 from 9 games, including 3 with her left foot. Emily Quimby pitched in with 3, including one from the penalty spot after Hayley was upended by the keeper and another from the half way line!; Hayley Turner also scored 3 including 2 where she calmy rounded the keeper. Cath Davis came on at half time and slotted home at the second attempt; Laura Cumberledge capped a good display with a well taken goal. Rachel Hall, powerful as ever, scored 2 goals including 1 that finished a fine move from back to front. The Ferndale keeper had an excellent game, otherwise it would have been many more.
Beth Crook worked extremely hard in the middle and the defensive quartet of Saff Hicken, Emily Downes, Amy Marshall and Leah Fanning kept the sporadic forays into the Wyrley half at bay with a very confident display. Nia Jay comfortably held on to the speculative efforts that came her way.
42 goals scored in their last 3 games; 2nd best defensive record of the 118 teams in the whole league; 3rd best goals scored per game in the whole league – facts (to quote a certain Spaniard) to be proud of – despite our goal difference being caught up every time a team drops out of league!
Girls – I’d have paid to watch that display today – well done!