Wyrley U18s Girls 5 Sutton Strikes U18s 0

Without three defenders and three other players carrying injuries, a different looking Wyrley took on Sutton for the second time in a fortnight.
Right from the start Sutton appeared to be determined not to concede their highest ever score against them again and they were quick to press and limit space.
Wyrley took the lead when a through ball from Laura Lyndsay, stepping in as emergency full back, released Hayley Turner who for probably the fourth time this season produced a cross shot that eluded the keeper and found the far inside goal netting. Emily Quimby caused problems all game with her well flighted corners, with one hitting the cross bar and two others that could have been produced goals for Laura Cumberledge and Sophie Shorrock in the first half. Quimby also smashed the bar from 40 yards, leaving the half time score 1 0.
As the game moved on, Shannon Markland, making her debut, grew in confidence and her power in the tackle and runs forward were pleasing to see.
Amy Marshall produced a number of timely tackles and also moved forward and distributed well. Leah Fanning was struggling with a thigh injury all game and had to be replaced by Dom McKee who was also struggling with an ankle injury. Dom has slotted in very well and her powerful forward running caused trouble. Beth Crook gave an assured performance and also came close with a shot from distance.
Rachel Hall was unlucky with an effort from close range before Emily Quimby crashed home from 25 yards to double the lead before another Quimby corner led to Lindsay volleying in from close range. Further goal mouth scrambles should have led to more goals before Sutton’s best chance went begging with the forward hitting wide with just Nia Jay to beat.
Another Quimby corner was deflected into the net but we will give it to Emily before Sophie Shorrock poked the ball home after Cumberledge had had her shot saved.

Not the best passing performance but the positives are a fine debut performance from Shannon, another clean sheet (1 goal conceded in 6 games!), 3 points, 5 goals and going to the top of the table with a game in hand!

Well done girls!

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