This week, United travelled to Harrogate to play Harrogate Town ladies away from home. 1 change in the starting XI from last weeks win and United had the gift of Amy Ward being back available after a spell out suffering an injury. The game got underway with United having kick off, United looked really sharp on the back of last weeks victory and this showed as Smith played a ball down the line for Damms to latch onto who put a great cross in for Tate to score in the second minute of the game! 0-1 United. United won the ball back straight from Towns kick off and piled on the pressure in the first 10 minutes Damms hit the post twice. The 14th minute struck and again it was Tate who got herself on the scoresheet, picking the ball up in the box with great feet running past 2 players, took the extra touch we all thought was too much and tapped the ball into the back of the net to put United 2-0 up. United carried on piling on the pressure, captain Holmes tried her luck time and time again, as well as Damms, having their efforts saved or hitting the bar and post or just sailing wide. Due to a lapse in concentration and panic from United Town managed to find a break through and got a goal. 1-2. Newlove replaced Randall at RB, and United settled down and played the football they were used to, creating chances for the front 3 aswell as those all over the pitch. Lisle put in a free kick which met the head of Holmes in which her effort sailed just wide of the post.
The second half came out and United came out unchanged from those who ended the first half. Town kicked off and United hunted them down in banks and banks, United won back possession and piled on the pressure. Robinson came on early on in place of Orouke, and proved why she deserved a place in the starting XI. After a cross from the left wing, K Ward managed to tap home her first goal for the 1st team to make it 3-1 for us visitors, and then she made way for A Ward to come on for her first appearance of the year. Ward linked up well with those around her and plenty of opportunities to strike at goal. Full time 1-3.
Another 3 points on the board for Hull United, a game with no yellow cards which is very rare for United.
Player of the Match went to Lauren Tate, 2 goals and worked hard all game, starting the press, holding the ball well and getting us going.
Next week sees the ladies in County Cup action, Semi finals against Hall Road Rangers Ladies and important game for both teams with the winner playing at the KC stadium in the final, this is set to be a great match. 1.30 kick off at Hull University.