Worcester City Women Weekly Round Up – 12/02 & 13/02
Worcester City Women 0-3 Lichfield City Ladies
Feb 14, 2022
An improved second half performance wasn’t enough to overcome league leaders Lichfield City who came away with a 3-0 victory.
In wet and windy conditions, Lichfield started and maintained first half dominance, with Worcester looking to build on back-to-back league victories.
Lichfield managed a shot on target inside two minutes where the shot was straight at Hine. The shot was a sign of things to come as Lichfield opened the scoring just past the 10-minute mark. The Lichfield forward player stuck into an empty net, despite Hannah Johnson’s best goal-line efforts to keep the ball out, with Hine occupied closing down another player.
Lindsey Jones showed her importance to the team with a crucial block to deny a shot on goal and a potential second.
However, minutes later Lichfield grabbed a deserved goal. Just inside the 18-yard box, a Lichfield player was allowed time an space allowing for a shot to curl into the bottom right corner and beyond the reach of Hine.
D’oyen Fitchett did well with some hold up play to win a corner for City after a good through ball by Collins. However, the corner failed to materialise into anything.
Lichfield had a corner of their own after forcing Hine into another stop. Following on, Lichfield won a free-kick on the edge of the area as they looked to add a third. The ball curled round the wall but fortunately wide of the post.
City’s second half performance looked to have improved from the first half, as Worcester seemed more confident at the back. However, little was offered going forward against the table toppers.
There was a bright spark from D’oyen Fitchett as she tried to pick out the Rew who was lurking in the area; however, the pass was slightly over-hit to put an end to the attack.
Lichfield sealed away any hope of a comeback by adding a third after the forward neatly found the bottom left corner.
The result ends our run of successive victories.
Next week, we take a break from league action and focus our attention to a semi-final County Cup tie with Cookley Ladies for a 2pm kick off.
Worcester City Women Development 0 v 0 Malvern Town Women
City prepared to welcome Malvern Town to Perdiswell Leisure Centre for the home fixture, however the terrible weather and unplayable surface led Malvern to offer to reverse the fixture, and therefore City instead travelled to the HDanywhere Stadium in Malvern.
As predicted, the fixture was competitive and although City controlled the game, we couldn’t find the breakthrough. Izzy Gibbons had an excellent chance brilliantly saved by their player of the match, their goalkeeper. Georgia Marrett created a few chances too, but unfortunately, she couldn’t make the significant breakthrough either. City kept their discipline and shape extremely well and Chloe Culwick, our Player of the Match, encapsulated City’s resistance and belief.
WCWFC Development remain top of the league having played 15 games.
Worcester City Women u18 0 v 3 Stourbridge Ladies u18
After tough conditions playing in the wind and rain Worcester City U18’s worked hard against a very strong Stourbridge side. Stourbridge having some u18’s in the side who have debuted in the development team, looked strong from the get go. Worcester did extremely well to keep Stourbridge at bay until Stourbridge broke the deadlock by applying heavy pressure to City’s defence. The second goal came from a corner as the opposing side went into the break with a 2-0 lead. After a reshuffle at half time Worcester started the second half strong by linking up and playing some great football through the units. Leah Ritson worked hard consistently in the frontline before being moved to the wing to cause more mayhem for the Stourbridge defence. Caitlin Stanton did a great job leading from the back and rallying the team together. City were unlucky to concede a third goal as the game finished with a 3-0 win to Stourbridge.
All three teams are in action again this weekend – good luck everyone! 💙🤍