Wolves 11 (Palmer 15, 52, 61, 74; Selmes 20, 47, 57; Timmins-Ray 63, McQuilkin 79, 87; Hall 90)
Coseley Town Ladies 0
Wolves returned to winning ways with an emphatic win in the second round of the Birmingham County Cup over Coseley Town.
Wolves dominated from the outset, with an emphasis on short passing and quick movement, opening the scoring on 15 minutes when Jamilla Palmer, pictured, turned in Jordan Timmins-Ray’s cross.
Dani Selmes doubled the lead five minutes later, after a smart turn made her enough space to fire past the goalkeeper for a 2-0 lead.
Wolves tried hard to increase their lead but attempts from Selmes, Amber Quick and Sam Berry all failed to beat the Coseley keeper.
The second half saw the visitors fade, as Wolves’ passing game left Coseley chasing shadows. Selmes made it 3-0 shortly after the restart, before Palmer’s free-kick found the bottom corner of the net.
Dominique Luke found Selmes in the box just before the hour, and she made no mistake to bag her hat trick with a composed finish. Palmer followed suit four minutes later, after running from inside her own half and beating two Coseley defenders to complete her treble and give Wolves a 6-0 lead.
Timmins-Ray made it a magnificent seven two minutes later with a crisp drive from the edge of the box, before Palmer grabbed her fourth goal of the afternoon on 74 minutes.
Left-back Laura McQuilkin added two stunning strikes from 30 yards in the last few minutes, as Palmer swapped positions with goalkeeper Natalie Hall. With seconds left on the clock, Rebecca Large raced down the right wing to cross for Hall, who finished well under pressure to complete the scoring.
After the game, Wolves manager Trevor Mullings was delighted with the way his side had played and performed. He said: “It was an excellent performance in all areas today and our passing and pressing was of a high order.
“We started with a high tempo, which we continued throughout the game, and this will hopefully give us the confidence to do well in the league next week.”
Team: N. Hall, Large, McQuilkin, Perks, Widdal, Luke, Berry, Timmins-Ray, Palmer, Quick, Selmes