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Match Report

     

2.00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Greater Manchester Women's Football League Division 1

North Reddish Park, Longford Rd, Stockport, SK5 6UX


Reddish North End

3 - 9

FCUM Women

 

Attendance: 56

Reddish North End 3

FCUM Women 9



Attendance: 56
Match Report

Returning to Reddish Park for the second game there in the four league games FC have played so far this season, both teams were short of subs due to illnesses and holidays.

It was Shauna Ward’s 18th birthday and the girls were determined to give her a birthday to remember. They certainly did so winning 9-3 with three hat-tricks (a hat-trick of hat tricks), one coming from new comer Ainsley Strickland who Lee Sutton had to sign on the day to guarantee enough players.

It was a typical autumn day, blustery and with scudding clouds. The girls shared a respect handshake before a minutes silence in memory of Melissa Smith the 15-year-old Cadley FC footballer who collapsed and died playing football near Chorley the previous week.

Reddish NE kicked off but soon United got possession, as Chloe Williams cleared down field, flicked on by Shellby Wolstencroft to captain Kirsty Chambers. Chambers was then one-on-one with the keeper and coolly slotted passed her before she could react - opening the scoring in just 27 seconds.

After their extremely quick start United kept up the pressure with Abdullahi shooting just wide and Ward over the bar within the first five minutes.

Eight minutes in, with Reddish North End yet to have a shot on goal, Shellby Wolstencroft played a ball, with the outside of her foot, through to Shauna Ward who then found Chambers. Chambers’ shot went straight over the Reddish keeper and nestled in the roof of the net.

As soon as Reddish had kicked off and before anybody had a chance to settle after the Chambers goal, Feiruz Abdullahi broke free down the right wing, she got past the startled defender and thumped it passed the keeper.

United quickly regained possession and got the ball down the other end. A lovely through ball was played to Abdullahi, who ran on to it and cheekily chipped it over the goalkeeper, making it 4-0 within 13 minutes.

Reddish retained possession for a few minutes and Ciara Gemzola got on the ball. She out-paced Jess Tonge and was clear of the defence with only Chloe Williams between her and the net. She rushed and fired it over. This was first real chance Reddish had.

Two minutes later Chambers had the ball again and was tearing down the wing with the ball at her feet. She crossed it in and it wasn’t cleared properly with only a glancing header from the Reddish defender.

The ball then fell perfectly for debutant Ainsley Strickland who emphatically volleyed it into the top corner from 16 yards out, almost ripping the back of the Reddish net.

Feiruz Abdullahi was unlucky not to get her first half hat-trick, with defender Amy Butterworth denying her twice. United switched off temporarily and let striker Kelly Brown in behind the defence, Brown had a shot which was well saved by Williams but United failed to clear the rebound and Samaya Keane was there to thrash it home.

Towards the end of the first half United had more chances with the ball again being cleared off the line from Abdullahi. United made their one available sub at half-time changing keepers, bringing Chloe Williams off and giving Megan Kenyon her first competitive game for United.

The first 10 minutes of the second half were fairly even with Chambers hitting the post. Reddish had a good chance as well, with Jess McCarrick having to clear it off the line.

United began to pick up the tempo again, with a through ball being poorly cleared by the Reddish keeper. Shellby Wolstencroft picked up the loose ball, Wolstencroft’s shot was cleared off the line and it fell to Kirsty Chambers who squared it to Feiruz Abdullahi, who slotted it home with ease completing her second FC hat-trick.

Not long after, Chambers picked up the ball on the left, cut in and found the top right corner. Sealing her second hat-trick in the last three games and United’s second of the day.

Two minutes later the ball came to Strickland on the edge of the box, Strickland looked up and slotted it in to the bottom corner from 18 yards out.

United kept possession for the next 10 minutes and were unlucky not to score but as a ball bobbled through the United defence, Kelly Brown slotted it past Kenyon clawing one back for Reddish.

More sloppy defending from United allowed Brown through again to pass it into the empty net making it 8-3 to United.

In the final minute, the ball fell for Strickland who leathered it into the top corner to complete a brilliant hat-trick on her debut and a memorable performance.

United ended the day on a high; bagging all three points from an excellent performance.

Report by Emily Ramsey

Player of the game: Shellby Wolstencroft – a move back into centre midfield for the striker was a revelation as Shellby provided several assists and looked to create chances with every touch. (Rob F)

Teams 26th October 2014: Attendance: 56
Reddish North End: 3 (1)
99. Laura Gilmore
4. Laura Molloy
7. Hanna Wilson
8. Gail Redston (Captain)
24. Bec Bradley
11. Amy Butterworth
44. Sarah Massey
20. Ciara Gemzola
29. Mel Sargeant
69. Samaya Keane (goal 29 mins)
9. Kelly Brown (goals 74 & 79 mins)
Subs:
Non Available

FC United of Manchester Women: 9(5)
1. Chloe Williams (Goal Keeper)
17. Jess McCarrick (right back)
8. Adora Yau (centre half)
7. Beth Hayes (centre half)
12. Jess Tonge (left back)
15. Ainsley Strickland (centre midfield) (debut hat trick 17, 65 & 90 mins)
9. Shellby Wolstencroft (centre midfield)
6. Shauna Ward (centre midfield)
16. Charlie Evans (right midfield)
11. Kirsty Chambers (Captain, left midfield) (hat trick 27 seconds, 8 & 63 mins)
14. Feiruz Abdullahi (centre forward) (hat trick 9, 12, 58 mins)
Subs:
GK. Megan Kenyon (on for No1 46 mins)

Referee: Kevin Moore
Venue: North Reddish Park.

Match Report

Returning to Reddish Park for the second game there in the four league games FC have played so far this season, both teams were short of subs due to illnesses and holidays.

It was Shauna Ward’s 18th birthday and the girls were determined to give her a birthday to remember. They certainly did so winning 9-3 with three hat-tricks (a hat-trick of hat tricks), one coming from new comer Ainsley Strickland who Lee Sutton had to sign on the day to guarantee enough players.

It was a typical autumn day, blustery and with scudding clouds. The girls shared a respect handshake before a minutes silence in memory of Melissa Smith the 15-year-old Cadley FC footballer who collapsed and died playing football near Chorley the previous week.

Reddish NE kicked off but soon United got possession, as Chloe Williams cleared down field, flicked on by Shellby Wolstencroft to captain Kirsty Chambers. Chambers was then one-on-one with the keeper and coolly slotted passed her before she could react - opening the scoring in just 27 seconds.

After their extremely quick start United kept up the pressure with Abdullahi shooting just wide and Ward over the bar within the first five minutes.

Eight minutes in, with Reddish North End yet to have a shot on goal, Shellby Wolstencroft played a ball, with the outside of her foot, through to Shauna Ward who then found Chambers. Chambers’ shot went straight over the Reddish keeper and nestled in the roof of the net.

As soon as Reddish had kicked off and before anybody had a chance to settle after the Chambers goal, Feiruz Abdullahi broke free down the right wing, she got past the startled defender and thumped it passed the keeper.

United quickly regained possession and got the ball down the other end. A lovely through ball was played to Abdullahi, who ran on to it and cheekily chipped it over the goalkeeper, making it 4-0 within 13 minutes.

Reddish retained possession for a few minutes and Ciara Gemzola got on the ball. She out-paced Jess Tonge and was clear of the defence with only Chloe Williams between her and the net. She rushed and fired it over. This was first real chance Reddish had.

Two minutes later Chambers had the ball again and was tearing down the wing with the ball at her feet. She crossed it in and it wasn’t cleared properly with only a glancing header from the Reddish defender.

The ball then fell perfectly for debutant Ainsley Strickland who emphatically volleyed it into the top corner from 16 yards out, almost ripping the back of the Reddish net.

Feiruz Abdullahi was unlucky not to get her first half hat-trick, with defender Amy Butterworth denying her twice. United switched off temporarily and let striker Kelly Brown in behind the defence, Brown had a shot which was well saved by Williams but United failed to clear the rebound and Samaya Keane was there to thrash it home.

Towards the end of the first half United had more chances with the ball again being cleared off the line from Abdullahi. United made their one available sub at half-time changing keepers, bringing Chloe Williams off and giving Megan Kenyon her first competitive game for United.

The first 10 minutes of the second half were fairly even with Chambers hitting the post. Reddish had a good chance as well, with Jess McCarrick having to clear it off the line.

United began to pick up the tempo again, with a through ball being poorly cleared by the Reddish keeper. Shellby Wolstencroft picked up the loose ball, Wolstencroft’s shot was cleared off the line and it fell to Kirsty Chambers who squared it to Feiruz Abdullahi, who slotted it home with ease completing her second FC hat-trick.

Not long after, Chambers picked up the ball on the left, cut in and found the top right corner. Sealing her second hat-trick in the last three games and United’s second of the day.

Two minutes later the ball came to Strickland on the edge of the box, Strickland looked up and slotted it in to the bottom corner from 18 yards out.

United kept possession for the next 10 minutes and were unlucky not to score but as a ball bobbled through the United defence, Kelly Brown slotted it past Kenyon clawing one back for Reddish.

More sloppy defending from United allowed Brown through again to pass it into the empty net making it 8-3 to United.

In the final minute, the ball fell for Strickland who leathered it into the top corner to complete a brilliant hat-trick on her debut and a memorable performance.

United ended the day on a high; bagging all three points from an excellent performance.

Report by Emily Ramsey

Player of the game: Shellby Wolstencroft – a move back into centre midfield for the striker was a revelation as Shellby provided several assists and looked to create chances with every touch. (Rob F)

Teams 26th October 2014: Attendance: 56
Reddish North End: 3 (1)
99. Laura Gilmore
4. Laura Molloy
7. Hanna Wilson
8. Gail Redston (Captain)
24. Bec Bradley
11. Amy Butterworth
44. Sarah Massey
20. Ciara Gemzola
29. Mel Sargeant
69. Samaya Keane (goal 29 mins)
9. Kelly Brown (goals 74 & 79 mins)
Subs:
Non Available

FC United of Manchester Women: 9(5)
1. Chloe Williams (Goal Keeper)
17. Jess McCarrick (right back)
8. Adora Yau (centre half)
7. Beth Hayes (centre half)
12. Jess Tonge (left back)
15. Ainsley Strickland (centre midfield) (debut hat trick 17, 65 & 90 mins)
9. Shellby Wolstencroft (centre midfield)
6. Shauna Ward (centre midfield)
16. Charlie Evans (right midfield)
11. Kirsty Chambers (Captain, left midfield) (hat trick 27 seconds, 8 & 63 mins)
14. Feiruz Abdullahi (centre forward) (hat trick 9, 12, 58 mins)
Subs:
GK. Megan Kenyon (on for No1 46 mins)

Referee: Kevin Moore
Venue: North Reddish Park.