Womens First Team V South Shields Women
United came back out the second half ready and raring to go, they looked to start quick, pass the ball around Shields and look dangerous, and in all fairness they did. Whatever South Shields through at United, United through back harder. Derbyshire was introduced mid way through the second half. The game begin to become a battle with both teams looking to score to put their team ahead, however this came at a cost as this saw Tate break free just inside the oppositions half, her determined run saw her get to the edge of the box before been fouled and a yellow card was given to the Shields player. Up stepped sharp however the effort saw the Shields keeper watching it over the bar. Tankard worked tirelessly in midfield aiming to create opportunities for the front 2 as well as been a solid block for the back 4. A few tackles and heated moments later, saw Captain Holmes shown a yellow card aswell. The final 20 minutes came and Shields really put on the pressure, they tried and tried to break United down. However many times they tired they were unsuccessful, a challenge from sharp on the edge of the area saw her the 3rd victim of the day to receive a card from the referee. A shot which Robinsons touched onto the bar but then unfortunately hit the back of the leg and ended up in the back of the United net saw Shields go 1-2 up. United fought back for the final 15 minutes of the game, despite their efforts they couldn’t convert that equaliser in which they fully deserved. Full time 1-2
Next week, United have Alnwick Town at home which is set to be another tough test for the Ladies but one they are preparing for by working hard in training! Player of the Match today couldn’t be split between Lily Tankard and Millie Sharp, both outstanding efforts today for the team.