Nottingham Forest Ladies 3 (Greaves 11, Howard 40, 59)
Wolves Women 0
Wolves Women exited the FA Cup in the second round after a lacklustre 3-0 defeat away at Nottingham Forest.
Wolves were the first to threaten in a poor game, with Dani Selmes pouncing on a poor back-pass on a heavy pitch, but the Forest keeper rushed out to deny the opportunity.
Natalie Hall, pictured, was forced into a superb finger-tip save minutes later to deny the home side, but was powerless to stop Forest scoring the opening goal from the resulting corner. Wolves only half cleared the flag kick nd Katrina Greaves rifled her effort into the net from 20 yards to put Forest ahead.
Wolves tried to respond but struggled to find their rhythm on a difficult pitch and found it difficult to create chances.
Forest hit the bar on 25 minutes before doubling their lead before half time. Meg Howard was played through and she ran clear of the defence to calmly stroke the ball past Hall, despite strong protests for offside from Wolves’ players and staff.
The second half continued with both sides struggling to keep the ball and create chances, but Forest were able to put the game to bed with another goal from Howard, who raced onto a long ball before rounding the on-rushing Hall to finish.
Jade Hewitt came close with a volley for Wolves on the hour mark but Wanderers never looked like getting back into the game.
Forest ran out deserving winners and go into the hat for the third round draw.
Manager Trevor Mullings was gracious in defeat. He said: “I’m disappointed with our performance today after excellent displays at the end of last year.
“Today we were beaten by a much more determined side that wanted to work for each other.”
Team: Hall, Large, Palin, Rimmer, McQuilkin (Williams), Perks, Berry, Timmins-Ray, Quick (Hall), Hewitt, Selmes.