A better game for the spectators this week, with some nice football played in parts. Wyrley started off a little flat and were put under pressure from the kick off, but Nia Jay (understudy keeper) smothered the danger and came off her line well. 10 mins a great through ball from Sam sent Sophie and Kelly on their way, Kelly reaching it first and chipping the onrushing keeper 0-1. The game continued to be attack and counter attack from both sides with defenders Jody, Kirsty, Charlie and Cath kept very busy. A mix up between Jody and Kirsty going for the same ball, left Kirsty battered and bruised from a headbutt. 30 mins a Bedworth goal kick was sliced by Kirsty into her own net (perhaps due to a concussion from Jody’s headbutt)1-1.
Second half saw both teams pushing for that 2nd goal, 55 mins Sam was fouled in the box and struck the resulting penalty past the stationary keeper 1-2. Tash, Sam, Emily and Chelsea battled the midfield but were outnumbered and outsized on many occasions. Leanne replaced Jody with 10 mins remaining, hoping for a bit more width across the pitch. 88 mins an over the top ball caught Wyrley short and although Nia raced out to try and clear the ball, the forward was able to hit it past her 2-2. The last minute Wyrley were unfortunate not to score from the last kick of the game.
An improved performance from Wyrley.
Next week home to Coseley 2pm kick off. Please let Martin or Jill know if you are unable to play asap.