Whitchurch Ladies 2nds 2

Bowden Ladies 6ths 1

Whitchurch Ladies 2s began their new decade with a big match against top of the league Bowden 6s.

Whitchurch started off strong, keeping possession for the majority of the first half, with the midfield of Molly Fry, Jess Kimberley and Martha Teggin pushing the ball up the pitch.

This allowed Whitchurch to make a break through the Bowdon defence and Ellie Pearson to beautifully slip the ball past the Bowdon keeper.

Just before the half-time a short corner awarded to Bowdon which saw them level the score.

Going into the second half, the Whitchurch defence led by captain Emma Clarke and supported by Catherine Reece-Gresty fought hard to frustrate the Bowden attack and helped to keep the score level.

Pearson and Caitlin Edwards then efficiently took the ball up the pitch, allowing Whitchurch to have some stunning, but unsuccessful shots on goal.

A short corner was awarded to Whitchurch and from the shot the ball bounced off the keeper onto the defender stood on the line.

As a result Whitchurch were awarded a penalty flick.

Kimberley set herself up for the highly anticipated flick, and delivered a scorching goal past the keeper on the right.

Whitchurch Ladies kept the Bowdon attackers from the goal, which resulted in a well- deserved 2-1 win for the 2s.

Player of the match was awarded to Beth Wright.

The Ladies 3s game was awarded to them when the opposition failed to raise a team.

The men return to action next week.