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City Dominates with a Thrilling 3-0 Victory Against Burton Albion Women FC

Updated: Jan 30



WCWFC 3 – 0 Burton Albion Women FC 

 

Burton Albion was set to be a tough opponent heading into today’s fixture. Third in the league, the Brewers have built up good momentum with wins against Shrewsbury and Lye Town. 

 

City got off to a good start, and good defending from the Brewers kept out Olivia Mitcham’s early effort on goal, forcing her out wide. More chances came and the ball remained in the final third with Mitcham having another chance on goal, but the ball flew just past the post. 

 

Maintaining possession well, Baldwin played out from the back, bringing in newly returned defender Cerys Dolloway who featured for the first time this year in today’s starting line-up after coming back from injury. 

 

When the ball reached Annie Highway, the midfielder was able to get a clear shot on goal from outside the eighteen-yard box. The curling shot forced Burton’s goalkeeper to full stretch to make the save and gave City the continued impetus to strive towards the goal.  

 

Burton started to grow into the game and enjoyed some possession, meaning City had to be tight on the opposition in the midfield area and it wasn’t long before City started another attack with Emma Congrave. After winning City a free kick the effort from Congrave compelled yet another fingertip save from the Brewers’ number one. 

 

From the back, Dolloway pushed forward and found Emma Congrave who was able to win another free kick. The set piece taken by Highway landed just on the goal line on the first time of trying but as it spilt out from defenders the shot came in by Jess Fassnidge to slot it home to give City the lead on the 17th minute. 

 

The City goal seemed to spur Burton to life and they enjoyed more possession and created more chances as the half went on, looking dangerous from set pieces. However, the half time whistle blew with City 1-0 up. 

 

The beginning of the second half saw pacy Leah Ritson join the field, adding another driving force for the Brewers to contend with. In the 52nd minute, Hollie Congrave rattled the crossbar with a towering header from a set piece. 

 

Mitcham did well to hold the ball up and build possession, opening opportunities for City but it was Emma Congrave who opened the second half as she drilled it low into the net on 59 minutes.  

 

Shortly after, Mitcham netted City’s third, getting on the end of a clever through ball from Dolloway. The league’s top goalscorer took an exceptional first touch and a sublime finish, sending the ball over the goalkeeper and into the top corner. 

 

City controlled the remainder of the game and even when 1v1 with our goalkeeper Burton couldn’t profit, with Stolt making well-measured decisions to see the game out. 



 

The win sees City extend their lead at the top of the table and travel to Knowle next Sunday 4th February. Thanks for everyone’s support!  


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The Development Team achieve a great win against Sedgley and Goral


WCWFC 5-1 Sedgley & Goral United Women 


The game started open but tense with the first two half chances falling to Hill in the first 10 minutes. City continued to push for an opener catching their opponent high up the pitch. The first goal came in the 12th minute where the ball struck the cross bar twice and dropped perfectly into Hill’s path who placed it home after some great positioning and anticipation the box.


13 minutes later City created two big chances through Hill and Smith but didn’t finish them. Seconds later Sedgley equalised after some tidy feet down the right hand side and an even better cross making the game 1-1 30 minutes into the game.

The game continued in the same manner after the equaliser however City had a few more chances before the half ended through Hill, Badland and a free kick from Dutton.


The development side started the second half much better dominating possession and creating attacks much easier. The first chance of the half was made by Watson after some tidy footwork on the wing finished by a beautiful shot from outside the box.


After the second goal City started to play the game at their pace, moving the ball around comfortably, encouraging the away side to press them. After 5 minutes of steady possession, the ball dropped to Bridgwater on the edge of the box and she tucked it away into the far corner of the net making it 3-1.

The game continued in the same manor as City looked after the ball opening gaps higher up the pitch. After a scramble in the box, Bridgwater capitalised on a loose ball putting City 4-1 up.


With 25 minutes to go, City were in cruse control, dominating possession at their own pace. This continued for another 10 minutes until Hill found some space down the right hand side and pulled a perfect ball back for Smith to tap in at the back post giving City a 5-1 win at home.


 

Worcester City Women U18’s vs Boldmere Flacons U18’s (0-1)

The Under eighteens had a frustrating weekend going down to a single goal to fifth in the table Boldmere Flacons. The first home fixture of 2024 started brightly for City. The opening minutes saw a couple of unconverted opportunities as the ball was crossed temptingly along the oppositions six-yard line.


The half then evolved into a midfield battle with strong defensive lines on both sides cancelling each other out. City were encouraged by some half chances created when Kiera, Connie and Eva in midfield combined well with Bella on the right and Roseann / Jazz on the left. But for the most part the attacks were being broken down before they could develop into scoring opportunities.


The deadlock was broken in the 28th minute when City’s defence failed to clear a lofted cross leading to a goal line scramble with the ball being bundled over the line for the only goal of the game. City responded resiliently and tested the oppositions defences numerous times with a penalty appeal being turned down in the 43rd minute after a heavy challenge saw in possession Eva clattered to the ground on the right of the box.


The second half continued as a very physical game as both sides tried to dominate, a battle that City was increasingly winning. Following several heavy challenges, the referee tried to reassert control resulting in a yellow card in the 65th minute for the opposition for a high tackle. But Collins was keen for points, so in the 72nd minute signalled for City to go three at the back with two strikers up front. This resulted in the game becoming almost exclusively one way traffic towards the Boldmere box, with wave after wave of City attacks trying to penetrate, but organised and resilient defending by the Falcons kept the score line 0-1 to the visitors.


Chloe was voted City’s player of the match by the players for her heroic defensive efforts with her feet and head.

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