On a warm sunny afternoon, we host near neighbours Reedswood. Good local derby hopefully with all the thrills these occasions are renowned for. The 1st 9 mins are full of testing runs at each other’s defences. I0 mins Ash made a great run down the wing sending over a great ball to Jemma, who laid it off for Sophie to smash home 1-0. Reedswood were straight on the attack and seeking to level up the score, it didn’t take long. 12 mins a mix up in defence left Lauren stranded and an easy goal for the equalizer. When Wyrley play the ball to feet they look amazing, the control and passing is a joy to watch. When they resort to hit n hoof football not so much. Jody, Cath, Kelly and Leah were all having a solid game in defence clearing and tackling leaving Reedswood to take long range shots which Lauren handled mainly pretty well. 30 mins Wyrley had a free kick which the keeper tipped over the bar, the resulting corner from Emily was cleared but only as far as Tash who unleashed an unstoppable shot 2-1. Now the weather started to take a turn for the worse, first a little rain well it is April, then more rain more than an April shower then, then hail. As the hail stones started to get bigger the ref blew for half-time, I can safely say it was the quickest I’ve seen some people move in a long time.
As the storm passed and the sun once more started to shine the 2nd half got underway. Reedswood started the brighter and soon had the equaliser. 47 mins a long range shot which Lauren seemed to have her eye on took a nasty bounce and ended up over her head and into the net. Bad luck Lauren 2-2. Emily, Tash, Ash and Leanne were masterful in midfield holding their own against a solid Reedswood team. Jemma and Sophie chased and harried the Reedswood defence hoping they would make a mistake. 60 mins Wyrley had a free kick outside the box, Tash struck the ball and Leanne got a glancing header past the keeper 3-2. 75 mins Reedswood were once again looking for the equaliser when the ball was sent over the top and Jemma beat the outrunning keeper with a sublime lob 4-2. Jemma and Cath made way for Hayley and Kirsty. Kirsty was called upon to make several great challenges to deny the Reedswood forwards goal scoring opportunities.
Nice win ladies, nice game to watch on the whole. Keep up the good work.