The two teams playing today, are the two teams battling for 2nd place in the league, and this the last game of the season. With all of this in mind the game promised to be a memorable occasion. Wyrley started brightly and were denied the opening goal by some outstanding keeping and defending by Bedworth. Unfortunately it was Bedworth who scored first with a rocket of a shot that Lauren got her hands too but only managed to treat it like a hot potato and unfortunately it ended in the net 0-1. Wyrley then had to endure sustained pressure as Bedworth sought out a second. Brave defending from Kirsty, Jody, Ash and Leah and some brilliant goalkeeping from Lauren ensured the score didn’t increase. Leanne, Hayley, Tash and Emily were instrumental in holding the midfield and covering the defence when required. Sophie and Jemma were worked hard by the defenders from Bedworth who were playing a very high line.
Wyrley went out strong in the 2nd half, with the advantage of the wind at their backs Wyrley were straight on the attack. Some lovely passing moves, by both teams resulting in a good game for the spectators. 50 mins A great burst down the wing by Leanne, who sent over a sublime cross which Jemma rose to meet and nod past the keeper 1-1 game on. With the draw ok for Wyrley but the win required by Bedworth, neither team took their foot off the gas. Sophie latched onto a lovely ball and smashed it home but was adjudged offside, strange decision as she came from her own half. Both sides were all out for the win the longer the game went on with some crunching tackles being made and both teams at times with 11 behind the ball, so they didn’t concede. 80 mins Wyrley made the move of the game Sophie passed to Leanne who sent over a perfect cross for Jemma to smash into the crossbar, Leanne was the first to react and bury the loose ball 2-1. A relieved Wyrley then mainly played keep ball to ensure all 3 points and 2nd spot in the league. Chelsea and Cath were unused subs.
Well played Ladies, it’s been a hard fought season. Its been plagued by injuries, but the fight and determination showed today, to come from behind and take all 3 points is immeasurable. Very, very proud of each and every one of you.
Hope to see you all again next season, but for those of you off to university we wish you well and hope you achieve your own personnel goals.