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Wakefield AFC Women V Women's first Team

After a week off Hull United were back in action, this week they travelled to Wakefield. Struggling with injuries, Lewis pouched named his side with Eleanor Robinson taking the captains armband, and the introduction of a few new faces, Rosie O’Rourke made her first start whilst Ellie Smirk and Katie Hughes started on the bench. United also welcomed back goal keeper Sarah Walters to the XI.

The first 20 minuets United looked lively and good in possession, however it was Wakefield who struck first scoring 2 questionable goals in 10 minuets. The first half came to an end 2-0 to the home side.

The second half saw the whites starting slowly and poorly in possession, leading to Wakefield to score again to make it 3-0. United managed to keep Wakefield quiet and had plenty of busy spells and plenty of chances, with Millie Sharp and Lauren Tate working hard in midfield and testing the Wakefield goal keeper. A lapse in concentration lead to another goal for the home side, and another 10 minuets after that. Lewis decided a change of formation was needed due to the lack of players available, this lead a 3-5-2 with Lois Damms slotting in at CB along side Sammie Workman and Eleanor. Lois, who didn’t barley put a foot wrong whilst out of her usual possession, managed to win balls, put in vital last minuet tackles, and held back the Wakefield strikers. The last Wakefield goal managed to wake up the United players who started to play some nice football and create plenty of chances for the forwards however none were converted. The final 20 minuets United were all over Wakefield, they dominated possession but couldn’t find a break through. Uniteds keeper Sarah, made 4 exceptional saves to keep the game at 5-0. Full time 5-0.

Manager Lewis Poucher added

“A tough afternoon for the girls today and one that is hard to swallow. Credit goes to Wakefield who came with a plan and executed it brilliantly. The girls who are available at the moment have been outstanding for me. Missing 11 players out of the first team squad was always going to make it a tough ask. However Today at times I thought we played some great stuff and moved the ball around very well but just lacked that cutting edge. However we take the positives from the game and get ready for next weekend for the reverse fixture. Special mention for me yesterday to Rosie who took one hell of a whack in the first half and continued on and I thought lois yesterday was brilliant too playing out of position and had an outstanding game at the back.”

Player Of The Match Lois Damms