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Women Lose Out At Leaders


21:31 6th April 2014

by Matt Sacco

Better performance at frontrunners

Sheffield FC Ladies 3 (Gilliatt 36, De Silva 76, Hayes 90)

Wolves Women 0

Wolves Women battled bravely against league leaders Sheffield, but ultimately fell short as they continue to fight against relegation.

The opening half an hour saw Wolves match their table-topping opponents, with both sides passing well but struggling to create chances.

Sheffield broke the deadlock on 36 minutes when Ellie Gilliatt raced down the left, before rifling in an unstoppable shot off the crossbar.

The second half saw Natalie Hall, pictured, make a superb save early on to keep Wolves in the game, as Sheffield looked to increase their lead.

Although Wolves were competing and battling hard, they never looked like scoring, and two late goals for Sheffield wrapped up the game. The first came from a cross which was headed in by Leanne De Silva, before Issy Hayes tapped in from close range in injury time.

Sheffield deserved the win, but Wolves will take heart from a much improved performance.

Manager Trevor Mullings picked the positives from the game. He said: “Sheffield are a good side, who have only lost once all season.

“We competed with them for large parts of the game but we struggled to create chances.

“I’m pleased that we have improved from last week, but we now need to get results to stay up.”

Team: N. Hall, Large, Palin, Widdal, Rimmer, Perks, Hopkins, Selmes, McQuilkin (Hewitt), Quick (Pervaz), Timmins-Ray (Williams).

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