Wyrley travel to Erdington with a full complement of 11 players, and the luxury of 2 subs, hoping to overturn the result from the start of the season.
The first 5 mins saw Wyrley camped in the Erdington half of the field, this did not last though and the game resorted to hit n hoof and head tennis. Not a great game for the spectator. 13 mins Leanne bursts up the right wing, cuts across and crossed to Sophie to tap in the empty net 0-1. The rest of the half was very much attack and counter attack with neither side troubling the opposing keeper.
The second half saw Wyrley start and string a few passes together, which was not easy as the pitch has more bobbles than your old Xmas jumper. 52 mins Leanne once again races through and sent the ball over, the keeper gets her hands to it but can’t stop it going in 0-2. 57 mins pinball in the box cleared as far as Sam on the edge of the box to smash the ball into the top left of the net 0-3. 62 mins Erdington pass the ball through Wyrley and hit a speculative shot outside the box which eluded Lauren, who had up till now made several tremendous saves 1-3. Defenders Jody, Kirsty, Sarah and Ash all made terrific blocks, won tackles and did more than enough to try and ease the pressure Erdington were creating. Chelsea had shots hit the bar and saved by the keeper, Tash also had shots on goal. Kelly and Sam sent some lovely balls across for Sophie and Leanne to run on to. Subs Charlie and Vikki put in a full shift when they come on. 83 mins Kirsty brings the ball out of defence passes to Sophie to take on the defenders and slides it across for Kelly to hit home 1-4. Not the greatest game of football this season but its the result that counts.
Well done girls. Next week home to Walsall 10.30 kick off.