Worcester City Women Weekend Round Up – 05/02 & 06/02
Tamworth Women FC 0-2 Worcester City Women
Feb 07, 2022
Worcester City Women travelled to Tamworth on Sunday looking for another 3 points after an impressive performance last time out v Kidderminster. City controlled the game for most parts and were 2 up before the game was abandoned on 73 minutes due a head injury to a Tamworth player. Following a League Management Committee decision, Worcester City has been awarded yesterday’s game at the score, as it was, at the time of the abandonment.
The game started with a big chance for Tamworth as they caught Worcester cold at the back, only for their shot to hit the post. This proved to be a wakeup call for City as minutes later a chance fell to Senna Robinson, who controlled the ball exceptionally from a long ball over the top, but her effort was just wide.
As the game developed both teams struggled to create any major chances but City held most of the possession. In the 30th minute a Tamworth attack led to a brilliant double save by Hine to keep City level. From the double save City managed to go on the counterattack which saw a lovely through ball from Mulcock set D’Oyen Fitchett through on goal and after she rounded the keeper, she put the ball home into an empty net to give City the lead.
As the half ended, Hine was forced into more saves to help keep City’s lead intact going into the break. As the second half got underway City came straight out of the blocks with Wallis testing the keeper with a driven shot forcing their keeper into a save. City did put the ball into the back of the net in the 53rd minute, when Harris finished calmly, however it was ruled out for offside. In the 62nd minute some wonderful play down the right-hand side between Baldwin and Harris allowed the ball to be played across the box to Rew who placed the ball brilliantly to the keeper's left giving City a well-deserved two goal lead.
As the game went on City’s midfield went on to become dominant, with Ballard pulling the strings and creating several chances which suggested the third goal was on its way. Debutant Elle-Mae Simpson recently signed from Cheltenham, looked very composed at the back for City. Unfortunately, at 73 minutes a collision left a Tamworth player with a head injury and needing treatment. As the break in play lengthened, the game was later abandoned and we wish the Tamworth player a speedy recovery.
City are back in action this coming weekend at home to Lichfield City, 2:30pm Kick Off at Claines Lane. Tickets are available here. See you there!
Ludlow Town Ladies 0 v 4 Worcester City Development
Worcester City Women Development team continued their fine run of form with a 4-0 away win against Ludlow in blustery conditions.
Despite the difficult conditions, City attempted to play the style of football that sees them top of the Midwest Counties League and completely dominated the game. Leah Ritson added to her tally and fine form with a looping header to give us the lead, followed by our second from Olivia Wood, who scored her first goal for the Development Team having impressed with the u18s so far this season. New signing Georgia Marrett, playing in only her second game in blue and white, scored the decisive third and fourth with smart finishes to continue her impressive start having scored a hat-trick in her debut last week.
Burton Albion U18 0 v 5 Worcester City Women U18
Worcester City Women U18s had a great win away from home at Burton Albion on Saturday winning 5-0. 2 Goals from Leah Ritson, plus goals from Olivia Wood, Isabelle Gibbons and Alex Crake gave all 3 points in the Central Warwickshire League tie.
Despite the windy conditions the team played excellent football and were 2 up at half time. City started the second half strongly, battling for every ball and playing fantastic football on the floor. A further 3 goals saw the game finish 5-0 – a victory everyone in the U18s team should be extremely proud of.
Well done to all Worcester City Women’s teams this weekend! The future is bright in blue and white!