Wyrley went into this game with some impressive score lines behind them, but nobody was under the illusion that today would herald a goal feast of previous proportions. 2nd v 3rd in the table and a game, which on previous occasions, has had many a talking point, not always about action on the pitch.
Wyrley started slowly and were put under pressure from Bilbrook from kick off. The game was end to end with both sides testing the keepers, some with thunderous shots, others, with tickets bought for a bus pass. 20 mins Kelly battled well and bought the ball out of midfield and sent a sweet pass to Sophie who drove the ball into the bottom left 1-0. Bilbrook pushed again from kick off and tested Lauren with a high ball over the defence which bounced in front of her but she held it well. Leanne made several runs through the Bilbrook defence but their keeper was equal to any shot that came her way. 43 mins Leanne bought a plane ticket for her shot which flew past the keeper 2-0.
2nd half started with Bilbrook coming out of the blocks the fastest, pushing for a goal which they felt they deserved. Jody, Ash, Sarah and Kirsty were worked hard by Bilbrook trying to find a way through. Kelly, Tash, Chelsea and Leanne were closed down every time they got the ball making it difficult to find a pass for Sophie or Sam to chase. 65 mins Bilbrook hit a speculative shot which sailed over Lauren into the net 2-1. This encouraged Bilbrook to look for a second and left the Wyrley spectators facing a nervous 25 mins. Rolling sub Charlie played in numerous positions and gave 100% everywhere she played. Sophie dropped into midfield to collect the ball, held it up well and sent some superior passes through. Sam, Sophie and Leanne had some great shots most of which were parried for corners or cleared down field. 77 mins it was against the run of play when Leanne bought a train ticket for her shot which raced straight into the net like it was on rails 3-1. 78 mins a rocket of a shot from Leanne for her hat trick and settle some nerves 4-1. Bilbrook continued to press for a goal and came close on several occasions.
All in all a hard fought win for Wyrley against an experienced solid team from Bilbrook who have improved over the seasons. It was a nice game of football for the spectators form both sides. Well played girls, let’s keep the wins coming.
Next week home to Coundon Court 10.30 k.o