Mention Walsall to any Wyrley girls in this age group and the responce will be a groan, followed by a moan of how we never manage to beat them, until today.
The game itself was not that great to watch, the ball spent more time in the air than on the ground, going from 1 keeper to the other via 2 or 3 heads. 7 mins and Walsall got a free kick 25 yds out, which was well struck and dipped just under the bar giving Lauren no chance 1-0. Not to be outdone on 8 mins and Wyrley had a free kick 30 yds out, which was equally well struck by Tash which dipped just under the bar giving their keeper no chance either 1-1. The rest of the half resorted back to head tennis.
2nd half was more like football with some nice passing and attacking by both teams, 58 mins Jody blocked a shot destind for the bottom left of Lauren’s goal, she bought the ball out of defence, rounded 3 players in midfield and sent a pinpoint pass to Sophie, who danced round 2 defenders and sent the ball past the keeper into the bottom right 1-2. Walsall went on the attack straight from kick off and sent a stunning shot which had goal writen all over it, but Lauren was equal to the task of making a stunning save, she launching herself to keep the ball out, and the advantage in Wyrleys favour. Kirsty, Jody, Ash and Sarah held strong and Walsall were left to take long range shots which didnt give Lauren to much trouble. Kelly, Tash, Chelsea and Leanne made strong challenges in midfield and Sophie and Vikky had some great shots stopped. Subs Charlie and Laurie made an impact when they came on but it was Vikki’s cross on 80 mins that Sophie gambled on and she buried it past the keeper 1-3.
Well done girls more of the same next week.
17th October Wyrley Juniors v Warndon Village 10.30 kick off.