Wyrley knew that this was going to be a tough match but started in the ascendency with some fine passing and one touch football that was a joy to watch. Numerous chances were spurned with opportunities falling to Jemma Clews, Cath Davis and Rachel Hall. Clews opened the scoring with a fine finish after a super passing move across the middle. Hayley Turner then had a header from a Quimby corner well saved.
Beth Crook had a fine game in the middle, making a number of twisting runs and her centre midfield partner Emily Quimby prompted the wide players Hayley Turner and Cath Davis. Half time 1 – 0.
The interval seemed to spur Stourbridge back into the game, with a number of corners causing some problems but dealt with well by Amy Marshall, Lottie Howells, Leah Fanning and Emily Downes in defence. Nia Jay saved a couple of speculative efforts before Wyrley gradually regained control of the game and started to turn the screw.
Quimby hit the bar from 40 yards and Laura Cumberledge came close to getting onto the end of a Quimby pass. Clews hit her second from the edge of the box to settle any nerves before she finished from an extremely fine angle for her third hat trick of the season. Nadine Bunce battled well along side Clews as time ticked away. Final score 3 – 0 in a game that was played in the right spirit.
Girls – some of your first half football was top drawer and I was particularly pleased with your pressing and covering – Well done!!