Well Wyrley made the long trek to Whitchurch to play Prees Raiders with a compliment of 10 players with Jemma making a mad dash to get there ASAP to make 11. Not the usual starting line up for Wyrley with Nia being brought in to cover for Lauren, who was covering for Hayley T. A makeshift defence consisting of Jody, Kirsty Leah and Lauren. A modified midfield of Leanne, Chelsea, Sam and Emily, with Sophie playing as lone striker till Jemma arrived. A tight game with both teams probing for the opener which came via a cracking shot which eluded Nia 1-0. Wyrley chased the game and were rewarded with Jemma hitting an absolute cracking volley from outside the box which smashed into the back bar of the goal and flew back out that fast that we were left wondering for a second or to if it was in 1-1. The teams were both looking for another goal when Leanne managed to lob the keeper whilst having her back to the goal, absolutely amazing 1-2.
The second half was attack and defend for both teams, Wyrley having the harder time facing the wind and kicking up the slope. Lauren was not out of place out of goal and battled well, Sam settled back into the side easily. Kirsty was warned about her behaviour when she was fouled but stayed on her feet and screamed as she chased the loose ball. The ref gave a free kick against her for running at the opposition screaming to scare them, new rule on me. Prees had several chances to equalise but Nia covered her box well. The game was a tense affair and nobody was more relieved when the final whistle went than the Wyrley players and supporters.