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South Cave Ladies V Women's Development Team

This Sunday the ladies faced South Cave For the final time this season. After a sour defeat at home the ladies were looking to get the 3 points in the reverse fixture.

The ladies started well, keeping possession and making some great chances for the forwards. The Central midfield pairing of Workman and Holmes worked hard to keep possession. An unfortunate injury saw the departure of Neale-Wright, resulting in the return of Wyatt into the squad. The first half ended 0-0 with neither team managing to create many big chances, but visitors remained confident.

United came out from the break positively with both wingers causing havoc up top. Charlie Holmes replaced Greenly at half time, slotting into right back perfectly. Robinson and Derbyshire linked up well throughout the game, cutting open the South Cave Defence. South Cave grew into the second half but the defence alongside keeper Cooke dealt with the threat of their attacks brilliantly. Ayre had a sight at goal when a well taken free kick hit the bar, with the rebound being well defenced by the hosts. Kerrison replaced Bentley to add another option up top, as the visitors searched for the opener. The opening goal was coming, and it was Robinson who stepped up to the plate after 72 minutes, hitting a sweet strike from distance leaving the keeper with no chance. The last 20 minutes saw the visitors look to hold on and the hosts pushing for the equaliser but it was the visitors who took home all 3 points.

A very entertaining 1-0 away victory for United with South Cave pushing them all the way.

Player of the match was awarded to Blessing for her constant running on the wing, causing the South Cave defenders lots of problems.

Manager Mel Marsden added “today was a complete performance, every person in the squad had there part to play in that. The defence dominated there forwards and Cooke in goal had very little to do. The Midfield 3 battled well and where on top for most of the game, and the front 3 ran there socks off. The only real negative I have is that we did not create enough clear cut chances in front of goal when we had so much of the ball. But this is something we can work on to improve. But its a great 3 points for this squad and one that will only give the girls confidence.

Next week the ladies make there debut at Haworth Park against Bridlington in the League.

Player Of The Match Blessing