Wyrley, fresh from their successful County Cup Final exertions, continued their league campaign and put in a good shift against very plucky opponents who did not let their heads drop.
Goals came at regular intervals and goalscorers were Sophie Shorrock 7, Becky Jones 5, Hayley Turner 4, Jemma Clews 3, Emily Quimby 2, Laura Lindsay 3, Leah Fanning 1 and Amy Marshall 1.
Player highlights: –
Nia Jay – had little to do but found the right pass out every time
Leah Fanning – took her goal well, curling into the top right corner
Cath Davis – we thought she was going to score after a dribble from the edge of her own box before unselfishly passing to Soph for a simple finish
Amy Marshall – her goal, she says, involved Nia Jay rolling the ball out to Amy, who took on several players, leaving them dazzled by her tremendous skills and further dazzling them with a shot from just over the half way line, which bounced back off the crossbar, leaving her to follow it in, doing a a front flip and knocking it into the back of the net off her heels in midair. She celebrated with a series of double somersaults. To me it looked like she hooked the ball in from 6 yards out!
Saff Hicken – came close with a number of long range efforts and her passing to Becky was excellent
Lauren Gilbert – also had a number of dribbles out of defence
Becky Jones – claimed her highest ever individual haul and as usual her early balls into the box caused danger
Hayley Turner – took her goals well and her pace caused problems
Emily Quimby – some fine passing out wide and scored 2
Laura Lindsay – worked hard with Emily in the middle and also finished well
Laura Cumberledge – as usual full of energy and her pace was hard to cope with
Sophie Shorrock – bagged 7 and could have had more
Jemma Clews – her first goal was a screamer – arrowing into the borrom left corner
Praise has to be give to Harry and his team and we are grateful that they made the long journey up the M5 and wish them well in the rest of the season.
Well done girls!