Worcester City Women Weekly Round Up – 27/03

March 28, 2022

Worcester City Women 8 – 0 Tamworth Women

Alysha Stanley proved the difference between the two sides as she netted an impressive hat trick, including a goal inside the opening 20 seconds. 


Tamworth, sitting three places below us in the table heading into the match, started off on the back foot as Stanley was allowed time to run through the back line to slot in the opener. 


Worcester continued to be the dominant side throughout the first half and went close through Ballard’s testing shot that was saved well by the keeper.


City soon got a bigger grip on the match as Katie Heath extended our lead with a tap in from Ballard’s ball across the box, who did well to create the opportunity after being surrounded by multiple Tamworth players.


Extensive pressure from Stanley in the six-yard box saw her rifle a shot that the keeper did well to keep out, as City continued their search for a third. 


Just two minutes into the second half, saw Stanley grabbed her second goal after netting D’oyen Fitchett’s low cross across the face of the goal, after some good attacking play to create the chance. 


Stanley wrapped up an outstanding performance as she completed her hat-trick as she headed in from a Collins corner six-yards out. 


City began to get ruthless with two goals in quick succession. Wallis made it five goals to the good when she intercepted a sloppy backpass from the Tamworth backline and finished calmly. City added another through an own goal from a Tamworth defender, however Jess Fassnidge was lurking, looking to get a touch on the ball. 


Emma Collins made it three tap-ins during the match when she was picked out by Fassnidge who worked the ball well down the left flank. The win was wrapped up by joint top-scorer Lauren D’oyen Fitchett (tied with 5 league goals with Emma Collins) who fired home an eighth goal into the top corner. 


The emphatic win sees City climb to sixth in the league table on 23 points as we look to finish the season strongly. 


City return to action on Wednesday night when they take on third-placed Stourbridge Ladies for a 7.30pm kick-off.

Worcester City Women FC Development 1 - 1 Wyre Forest Phoenix

The Development Team played out a tough encounter against Wyre Forest Phoenix in their final home game of the season with a 1-1 draw.


City started without captain Ella May, which resulted in a defensive change with Charlotte Smith going into the centre of the defence and Katie Lawrence slotting in to full-back. Both performed valiantly and gained valuable experience in different positions, before Ella was able to retake her post. 


City went into the break one nil down, when Wyre Forest Phoenix broke in behind, and despite our recovery we could not delay their players advance forward and she smartly finished low into the bottom corner. 


City did react well after half-time, and quickly equalised through Izzy Gibbons, when her direct freekick was misjudged by the Phoenix goalkeeper and it looped over her head and into the net. 


City couldn’t quite find their rhythm throughout the game and despite a formation change and positive substitutions, the match finished 1-1.


Next week the Development Team travel to Bromsgrove Sporting Ladies with a 2pm Kick Off for what promises to be an excellent game - City supporters are welcome to come and cheer them on!

Report by Todd Sasin