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A Weekend Filled With Challenges

Updated: Mar 29



WCWFC 1-4 Shrewsbury Town Women


Worcester City Women FC suffered their first league defeat of the season on Sunday when they were beaten by a good Shrewsbury side at Sixways.


Shrewsbury started strongly, controlling possession and creating chances from the off. They took the lead on 12 minutes but City came back with an immediate response when Hollie Congrave got on the end of a Ritson cross and guided the ball into the back of the net. 


The rest of the half was evenly contested with both sides having chances. Rogers fired wide for City and Stolt made a good save at the other end to keep it 1-1 at half time.


A disappointing second half for City saw Shrewsbury take the lead 10 minutes in and then added a 3rd 4 minutes later. City created few chances and it was the away side who got the 4th on 83 minutes to secure the 3 points.


Despite the defeat, City remain top with 3 league games remaining. We need all your support to keep us pushing! Our next game at our home Sixways is 7th April in the League Cup QF v Shifnal with a 2pm Kick Off.


Thanks for your amazing support!





 

WCWFC Development Team 2-3 Alvechurch Women

Worcester City Women Development Team faced Alvechurch today in what appeared to be a challenging match on paper. Alvechurch, currently leading the league without a single loss this season, was pitted against City, currently positioned 9th.


The match commenced with both teams displaying strength and positivity in possession. The visitors initiated the first chance of the game, exploiting a gap in the City defence, leading to a one-on-one opportunity with the keeper. Hine's swift action off her line caused hesitation in the striker, who managed to bypass Hine but failed to capitalise, with May clearing the ball off the line.


Shortly after, Finley delivered a splitting ball over the top to Smith, whose shot unfortunately missed the target. As both teams pressed for the opener, the game became end-to-end, culminating in the visitors breaking the deadlock. The right winger penetrated the Worcester defence from the halfway line, delivering a superb cross met with a tap-in at the back post. Alvechurch took the lead, 0-1.


City responded by going on the offensive. They earned a throw-in near Alvechurch's corner flag. Charlotte Smith found Lauren Smith with the throw, who exhibited excellent control and skill to navigate into the box, drawing a foul and winning a penalty. Smith confidently stepped up to convert, leveling the score at 1-1.


Alvechurch countered, with Alisha executing a crucial slide tackle to regain possession. Badland received a pass from the midfield, turned the defender, and attempted a long-range shot that narrowly missed the target.


At halftime, both teams were deadlocked at 1-1.


City emerged strong in the second half, with Pearson providing an early chance for Badland in the box, whose shot was blocked. The rebound fell to Finley, who fired over the bar. Despite this initial opportunity, City struggled to maintain possession, allowing Alvechurch to exert pressure from the right wing. A cross into the box was well-defended by Smith but resulted in a header hitting her own crossbar, leading to Alvechurch's second goal, mirroring their first. Alvechurch regained the lead, 1-2.


Undeterred, City fought back, with captain Finley finding Badland with a ball over the top. Badland showcased her strength, holding off defenders to slot the ball into the bottom left corner, equalising the score once again, 2-2. Moments later, City created another chance with Smith's shot finding the back of the net, only to be ruled offside.


The game remained poised at 2-2, with both teams seeking a winner. Alvechurch earned a corner, resulting in their striker's shot being saved by Hine's quick reactions. However, the visitors capitalised on the rebound, scoring with just five minutes left to play. Alvechurch secured a 3-2 victory.


Focus now shifts to Tamworth in the League Cup on April 7th.

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