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Worcester City Women Matchday Round Up 26/04/23

WCWFC 7-3 Redditch United

A cold, dark Wednesday evening gave light to a thrilling game at Claines with City netting seven.

Seven goals in the opening half didn’t leave much to be desired at Claines.

An exciting opening five saw both teams score, the first attack gave way to the first goal, and the away side opened the scoring with a long ranged effort besting Hine.

Matt: “I wasn’t even in position, it woke us up and Redditch played really well and was a completely different team”.

City had a quick reply though, a great run through two Redditch defenders ended in a shot the keeper spilled, where Mitcham was on hand to finish.

A great response from City, their next effort on goal saw another goal, this time Ballard. Her long ranged effort had the keeper beat.

Worcester was really running away with it early on with Rogers adding a third, a lovely looping strike found the far top corner.

Rogers said: “I can’t really remember it, but it’s always good to get a goal, no matter how its worked, we all played well and deserved the win”.

Redditch kept fighting and found one back with a scrappy goal. There was a pinball in the box before being slotted into the net.

This game was anything but dull, yet another goal, this time Ritson heading off a poor clearance by the keeper, who couldn’t push the corner far enough.

Leah said: “It’s always nice to get a goal, but the three points are the most important.

As the first 45’ drew to a close neither side showed the quality of earlier moments. City had a couple of chances, Ballard came close and Hine was kept busy; a great double save at her near post.

City wasn’t finished though and the scoreline saw another change with just a couple minutes to go, this time Marrett got her name on the scoresheet, she beat the defender for pace and stuck the ball across goal.

The Second half followed the first, a half cross, half shot, it didn’t matter Baldwin got the ball in the back of the net. It hit the crossbar and bounced over the line before rolling back into the box.

City rolled through the gears in the second half, they applied a lot of pressure early doors closing Redditch down quickly, dictating the play.

The seventh was another great long ranged effort, this time Dutton. The keeper didn’t have a chance with this one.

Worcester wanted more, Smith who worked well after coming off the bench, got in behind. Her shot forced a good stop from the keeper.

City closed out the game well, controlling much of the possession and working the width, but they were caught on the counter, and Redditch had their third just before the final whistle.

City will look to keep up their good run of form as they travel to league champions Sutton Coldfield on Sunday in a 2pm kick off. The Development team will be hosting Bewdley Town at home.

Match report written by Keanan Rolph.

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