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Match Report

    

2.00pm Sunday 24th September 2017

Manchester FA Women's Cup

Abraham Moss High School, Crescent road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 5UF


FCUM Women

3 - 1

Didsbury Ladies FC

 

Attendance: 53

FCUM Women 3

Didsbury Ladies FC 1



Attendance: 53
Holders begin defence of Women’s Cup with Victory over Didsbury

On a weekend where the Men were playing at Broadhurst Park on Sunday due to Manchester City being at home at 3pm on the Saturday and our current agreement with the Council preventing such a clash, the Women were forced to begin their defence of the Manchester FA Cup away from Broadhurst Park. The alternative home venue was season three’s home ground of choice, Abraham Moss Centre, Crumpsall and a crowd of 53 turned out to watch the Women defeat Didsbury FC Ladies by the same score line as the men despatched Tamworth, 3-1, with many heading to Broadhurst at the final whistle to watch the tail end of the men’s game.

Didsbury, unbeaten this season and sitting atop the Greater Manchester Women’s League, held United to a goalless first forty five but the red’s proved too strong in the second half with Nicole Hatcliffe opening the scoring just after the break and Captain Kirsty Chambers adding two more before Didsbury scored a 90th minute consolation.

In the warm early autumn sunshine United got the game underway kicking towards the School End showing promising early composure and possession and on 3 minutes Abbie Carrington crossed from the left to beyond the far post where Tattersall retrieved well and earned a corner off the near post defender. Chambers centred well with the ball catching the breeze and clipping the top of the bar to sail harmlessly behind.

Mia Holden, making her first start of the campaign, played in the pacey Tattersall who drove goalwards and fired into the side netting when a square pass to the unmarked Hatcliffe may have been the better option.

Didsbury broke from the back and won a free kick wide on the left, 25 yards from United’s goal. Rachel Campbell swept in a dangerously curling shot over the wall and Jackson responded superbly parrying the effort over her bar and out for a corner but unfortunately suffered an injury to her hand which ultimately saw her struggle on until half time when she was replaced by Tattersall. Play resumed with the corner which was played away and behind by Fran Davies with the second corner almost converted by the head of Kate Ellis before United finally cleared their lines.

United reasserted their dominance of possession without really threatening Hayley Langridge in the Didsbury goal although Chambers had a couple of shots well saved whist Tattersall, Fran Sullivan, Nichol Forster and Hatcliffe all came close. As the half entered its final minutes Jackson began a flowing move from her own goal mouth releasing Fliss Winters to pick out Sullivan who in turn released Chambers to test Langridge once more with the keeper standing strong ensuring the game headed into the break goalless.
United made four changes at the start of the second half and within three minutes the desired effect was forthcoming as a superb move involving Chambers and Yvette Loukes resulted in Hatcliffe receiving the ball unmarked form 12 yards and she coolly finished low into the bottom corner past the advancing Langridge.

Didsbury responded well with Holly Turley testing the nerves of stand in custodian Tattersall from range with the winger-cum-keeper holding well to the appreciation of the gathered FanZone. United broke well with Rebecca Foster spotting the run and delivering an inch perfect ball into the path of Chambers who found Loukes and in turn Hatcliffe in an almost carbon-copy move for the first goal but this time Langridge saved well once more.

Just before the hour United earned some breathing space, doubling their lead as Chambers volleyed superbly through a crowd of players past the unsighted Langridge from a Sullivan corner. Minutes later the Captain fired a tremendous shot past Langridge once again but the keeper was saved by the foot of her post and the ricochet fell kindly for Didsbury’s defence to clear up field.
Not to be denied her second of the game for much longer Chambers completed United’s scoring on 66 minutes as she curled a decent shot on target from the edge of the area and although Langridge got a hand to the effort she was unable to keep the ball out.

Unfortunately the Captain’s third of the afternoon came unwittingly at the wrong end as Campbell lofted in a free kick from range catching the boot of Chambers as she attempted to prevent the goalward trajectory with the opposite result occurring; the deflection looped up and gave Tattersall little chance as the game ticked into stoppage time and its conclusion.

The reds, safely through to round 2, recommence league action next Sunday, after several weeks of cup distractions, with an away trip to Merseyside to face Liverpool Marshall Feds Reserves before heading back to Broadhurst a week later to face Northwich Vixens on 8th October. Why not get yourselves to those football grounds with full details on the website www.fc-utd.co.uk
Report by Rob Fullen

FC Player of the game: Nicole Hatcliffe – played with the required intensity leading the line well and scoring the game’s crucial opener just after half time. Special mention to Beth Tattersall who took one for the team spending the second half in goal and doing well when called upon. Best wishes to regular keeper Gemma Jackson for a speedy recovery and return to action.

Teams 24th September 2017: Attendance: 53

FC United of Manchester Women: 3 (0)
1. Gemma Jackson
2. Fran Davies
3. Abbie Carrington
12. Fliss Winters
6. Mia Holden
7. Fran Sullivan
15. Amy Vyas
10. Beth Tattersall
11. Kirsty Chambers (Capt) (Goals 58 & 66 mins)
16. Nichol Forster
18. Nicole Hatcliffe (Goal 48 mins)
Subs:
4. Olivia Greenhalgh (for No6 46 mins)
8. Rebecca Foster (for No15 46 mins)
14. Yvette Loukes (for No16 46 mins )
17. Jess McCarrick (for No1 46 mins with No10 going in goal)
Roll on Roll Off:
Off No18 on No15 62 mins
Off No7 on No6 72 mins
Off No12 on No16 72 mins
Off No3 on No18 85 mins

Didsbury FC Ladies: 1 (0)
1. Hayley Langridge
4. Jane Mechan
3. Rachel Campbell
10. Sophie Gornall
15. Katie Salisbury
5. Beth Gilbert
9. Stacey Burton
11. Kate Ellis
8. Paula Payne
16. Charlotte Bully
7. Jordan O’Connor
Subs:
2. Holly Turley (for No17 24 mins)
6. Emma Watson
17. Tammy Murphy (for No5 19 mins)
Roll on Roll Off:
Off No16 on No5 46 mins
Off No10 on No17 54 mins
Off No2 on No16 72 mins
Goal: OG 90 mins

Referee: Emmanuel Fotsing
Asst Referee: John Hampson (Yellow Flag)
Asst Referee: N/K (Yellow & Orange Flag)
Venue: Abraham Moss Centre 3G, Crescent Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 5UF

Holders begin defence of Women’s Cup with Victory over Didsbury

On a weekend where the Men were playing at Broadhurst Park on Sunday due to Manchester City being at home at 3pm on the Saturday and our current agreement with the Council preventing such a clash, the Women were forced to begin their defence of the Manchester FA Cup away from Broadhurst Park. The alternative home venue was season three’s home ground of choice, Abraham Moss Centre, Crumpsall and a crowd of 53 turned out to watch the Women defeat Didsbury FC Ladies by the same score line as the men despatched Tamworth, 3-1, with many heading to Broadhurst at the final whistle to watch the tail end of the men’s game.

Didsbury, unbeaten this season and sitting atop the Greater Manchester Women’s League, held United to a goalless first forty five but the red’s proved too strong in the second half with Nicole Hatcliffe opening the scoring just after the break and Captain Kirsty Chambers adding two more before Didsbury scored a 90th minute consolation.

In the warm early autumn sunshine United got the game underway kicking towards the School End showing promising early composure and possession and on 3 minutes Abbie Carrington crossed from the left to beyond the far post where Tattersall retrieved well and earned a corner off the near post defender. Chambers centred well with the ball catching the breeze and clipping the top of the bar to sail harmlessly behind.

Mia Holden, making her first start of the campaign, played in the pacey Tattersall who drove goalwards and fired into the side netting when a square pass to the unmarked Hatcliffe may have been the better option.

Didsbury broke from the back and won a free kick wide on the left, 25 yards from United’s goal. Rachel Campbell swept in a dangerously curling shot over the wall and Jackson responded superbly parrying the effort over her bar and out for a corner but unfortunately suffered an injury to her hand which ultimately saw her struggle on until half time when she was replaced by Tattersall. Play resumed with the corner which was played away and behind by Fran Davies with the second corner almost converted by the head of Kate Ellis before United finally cleared their lines.

United reasserted their dominance of possession without really threatening Hayley Langridge in the Didsbury goal although Chambers had a couple of shots well saved whist Tattersall, Fran Sullivan, Nichol Forster and Hatcliffe all came close. As the half entered its final minutes Jackson began a flowing move from her own goal mouth releasing Fliss Winters to pick out Sullivan who in turn released Chambers to test Langridge once more with the keeper standing strong ensuring the game headed into the break goalless.
United made four changes at the start of the second half and within three minutes the desired effect was forthcoming as a superb move involving Chambers and Yvette Loukes resulted in Hatcliffe receiving the ball unmarked form 12 yards and she coolly finished low into the bottom corner past the advancing Langridge.

Didsbury responded well with Holly Turley testing the nerves of stand in custodian Tattersall from range with the winger-cum-keeper holding well to the appreciation of the gathered FanZone. United broke well with Rebecca Foster spotting the run and delivering an inch perfect ball into the path of Chambers who found Loukes and in turn Hatcliffe in an almost carbon-copy move for the first goal but this time Langridge saved well once more.

Just before the hour United earned some breathing space, doubling their lead as Chambers volleyed superbly through a crowd of players past the unsighted Langridge from a Sullivan corner. Minutes later the Captain fired a tremendous shot past Langridge once again but the keeper was saved by the foot of her post and the ricochet fell kindly for Didsbury’s defence to clear up field.
Not to be denied her second of the game for much longer Chambers completed United’s scoring on 66 minutes as she curled a decent shot on target from the edge of the area and although Langridge got a hand to the effort she was unable to keep the ball out.

Unfortunately the Captain’s third of the afternoon came unwittingly at the wrong end as Campbell lofted in a free kick from range catching the boot of Chambers as she attempted to prevent the goalward trajectory with the opposite result occurring; the deflection looped up and gave Tattersall little chance as the game ticked into stoppage time and its conclusion.

The reds, safely through to round 2, recommence league action next Sunday, after several weeks of cup distractions, with an away trip to Merseyside to face Liverpool Marshall Feds Reserves before heading back to Broadhurst a week later to face Northwich Vixens on 8th October. Why not get yourselves to those football grounds with full details on the website www.fc-utd.co.uk
Report by Rob Fullen

FC Player of the game: Nicole Hatcliffe – played with the required intensity leading the line well and scoring the game’s crucial opener just after half time. Special mention to Beth Tattersall who took one for the team spending the second half in goal and doing well when called upon. Best wishes to regular keeper Gemma Jackson for a speedy recovery and return to action.

Teams 24th September 2017: Attendance: 53

FC United of Manchester Women: 3 (0)
1. Gemma Jackson
2. Fran Davies
3. Abbie Carrington
12. Fliss Winters
6. Mia Holden
7. Fran Sullivan
15. Amy Vyas
10. Beth Tattersall
11. Kirsty Chambers (Capt) (Goals 58 & 66 mins)
16. Nichol Forster
18. Nicole Hatcliffe (Goal 48 mins)
Subs:
4. Olivia Greenhalgh (for No6 46 mins)
8. Rebecca Foster (for No15 46 mins)
14. Yvette Loukes (for No16 46 mins )
17. Jess McCarrick (for No1 46 mins with No10 going in goal)
Roll on Roll Off:
Off No18 on No15 62 mins
Off No7 on No6 72 mins
Off No12 on No16 72 mins
Off No3 on No18 85 mins

Didsbury FC Ladies: 1 (0)
1. Hayley Langridge
4. Jane Mechan
3. Rachel Campbell
10. Sophie Gornall
15. Katie Salisbury
5. Beth Gilbert
9. Stacey Burton
11. Kate Ellis
8. Paula Payne
16. Charlotte Bully
7. Jordan O’Connor
Subs:
2. Holly Turley (for No17 24 mins)
6. Emma Watson
17. Tammy Murphy (for No5 19 mins)
Roll on Roll Off:
Off No16 on No5 46 mins
Off No10 on No17 54 mins
Off No2 on No16 72 mins
Goal: OG 90 mins

Referee: Emmanuel Fotsing
Asst Referee: John Hampson (Yellow Flag)
Asst Referee: N/K (Yellow & Orange Flag)
Venue: Abraham Moss Centre 3G, Crescent Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 5UF