Wyrley made the journey South with a scratch squad of 11 girls including 2 who were either ill or carrying a knock. Despite a sluggish first half, when Solihull restricted our girls to 4 goals and also managed a great strike from 20 yards, the football got better in the second half. Not our best performance, as we seemed to stay in second gear.
Goals came from Sophie Shorrock 5, Cath Davis 2, Laura Cumberledge and Jemma Clews.
Highlights for each girl were: –
Nia Jay – had no chance with a fine strike from outside the box but dealt comfortably with sporadic efforts
Dom McKee – again had a number of fine solo runs
Cath Davis – scored two thumping headers from corners, the best of which where she stole in front of the keeper
Amy Marshall – confident on the ball and covered in midfield when we went down to 10 players
Emily Downes – we were grateful for Emily’s attendance and her strong tackling was in evidence – unfortunately so was her Wolves shirt!
Laura Cumberledge – a strong performance today as she chased everything and was rewarded with a goal
Beth Crook – used the space well to link up with the wide players
Emily Quimby – her corners and through balls caused havoc all game
Laura Lindsay – played despite feeling unwell and her crosses created numerous chances before she left the pitch through illness
Jemma Clews – a very good showing, scoring the first goal over her shoulder into the far corner and crosses to the far post gave Soph 3 of her goals
Sophie Shorrock – a very good show of finishing, including a great goal – one touch pass from Emily Quimby to Laura L, who hit a first time cross, despatched first time by Soph low inside the post.
Another great result girls – but we know that wasn’t our best performance.
We have a great relationship with Solihull and we wish Mark and his team a sucessful end to the season.