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Ladies match reports 20/09/14

Oxton 3rds   1                   Whitchurch Ladies 1st 3

The pitch was electric with excitement and after a shaky start Whitchurch Ladies settled into what was set to be an exhilarating away game, which resulted in an astounding 3-1 victory for our Ladies.

Although we began slowly, we soon built momentum with some amazing runs from Jess Kimberly and Sue Read, with fantastic support from Lisa Sullivan and Cath Gresty, and this phenomenal teamwork resulted in a goal scored by a fiercely powerful shot from Cath Gresty in the First Half.

Oxton seemed to rally and meet their guest with more determination…but our outstanding defence team Sal Pearce and Sarah Williams, not to mention our nimble Goalkeeper Gwyn Thomas-Reese ensured we entered half time with a 1-0 lead.

As we entered the second half, it looked as though Oxton was ready and looking to claw the game back. However, yet again our extraordinary defenders managed to deflect their advances with some cracking tackles from Claire Roberts. Then, with a brilliant ball from Julia Neal, Vicki Price was enabled to score. However, with their attention diverted Oxton managed to secure their one and only goal of the game, taking the score to 2-1 to our Ladies.

During the second half Cath Gresty-Reece took a nasty blow to the ankle, however she soldiered on and gave highly motivational direction throughout. Then, after a few short corner opportunities, Lisa Sullivan converted a fabulous injection in the last few nail-biting minutes to Whitchurch’s third and final goal and a well-deserved woman of the match goes to Lisa Sullivan.


Whitchurch ladies 2nd 0       Warrington Ladies 2nds 4

The score line doesn’t do justice to how well the young Whitchurch side played. Through out the first half Whitchurch took the game to Warrington ladies and were disappointed when Sharon English slotted home the ball only for it to be disallowed.

The second half saw a reversal of rolls Warrington started the quicker of the two teams and scored an early goal. Whitchurch showed their inexperience by chasing the game and leaving gaps in defence, which Warrington exploited with two break away goals in quick succession. Whitchurch regained their composure but failed to convert shots from Nicola and Laura Workman. In the finial minutes Warrington scored their final goal.

Match Reports 13/09/14

Whitchurch Ladies 1s   2            Alderley Edge Ladies 6s  0

Whitchurch 1st team started their Cheshire Division 5 campaign with a well deserved victory against Alderley Edge 6s.

Whitchurch started the game slowly as they shook off the pre-season rust and lack of match practice. Throughout the first half Whitchurch struggled to find their first touch and sting together a combination of passes but could have taken an early lead as Sue Read steered the ball just past Alderley’s post.

The second half saw Whitchurch concentrate on the basics of passing and moving and within five minutes took the lead when a Sue Read shot rebounded off the keeper and Jess Kimberley fired home. Whitchurch continued to pressure with Lisa Sullivan pulling the strings in the centre of midfield and a fine run down the right wing by debutant Emily Vernon saw Sullivan pick out Read in the dee to score the second of the game.

Alderley could have got back in the game but a fine save by another debutant Bethany Wright in goal kept Whitchurch in the game giving them a first and well deserved win to start their league campaign.


Whitchurch Ladies 2s 2            Golbourne Ladies 2s  4

Whitchurch ladies 2s started their first game in Cheshire Division 5 fielding six debutant’s to the ladies section from last years Academy players.

Golbourne started the stronger of the two teams and during the first half some nerves crept into the Whitchurch girls which Golbourne exploited to take a three goal advantage at half time.

Whitchurch settled their nerves in the second half and began to show promise maintaining possession and from one of this spells Nicola Workman picked out Chloe Crump to pull a goal back and reward their efforts. Golbourne scored a fourth from a neat interchange of passing before Katie Goodwin deftly slid a pass through for Crump to score a second.

Whitchurch had a final opportunity in the final seconds when Laura Workman scrambled the ball just wide of the Golbourne post.

Despite the result Whitchurch learnt alot and showed great potential for the upcoming season.

Whitchurch 1s travel away to Oxton 3s whilst Whitchurch 2s entertain Warrington 2s at home next week starting at 12.30 at Whitchurch Leisure Centre.

New season: bring it on!

The 2014 season is upon us! A welcome back to those returning for more fun and success. A warm welcome to those coming for the first time, and we hope you have as much fun as possible here with us.

We have a new club Webmaster appointed – many thanks to James Partington for taking on the role of webmaster. He has many ideas how we can improve communication thoughout the club using technology and will be giving regular updates via the website, Facebook and Twitter. If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to contact James at

So, as the new season begins, let’s enjoy our training, take it out onto the pitch and turn it into successes, and then come back and enjoy all that the club has to offer. Best of luck!