Wolves Women continued their fantastic start to the 2018/19 season with a 4-1 win over Burton Albion Ladies.
Burton Albion Ladies 1 (Fowler 18)
Wolves Women 4 (Morphet 13, Butler 26, Walker 51, J Cross 63)
Report by Holly Percival, photograph by Simon Faulkner
Goals from Anna Morphet, Mai Butler, Lowrie Walker and Jade Cross saw the Wolfettes reign supreme and they are yet to be beaten so far this season.
Morphet's fast drive into the final third oozed with confidence which was then reflected when she had a shot from 20 yards out that floated over Burton keeper Emily Wraggs' head for the first goal.
Burton were quick to respond as a corner just five minutes later gave Jamie-Leigh Fowler a clear header which she dispatched cleanly into the bottom-right corner for the equaliser.
Wolves edged ahead again in the 26th minute as Butler headed home from a Morphet corner.
Both sides continued to battle hard, each having ample opportunities to score but Burton were unable to find a second equalising goal before the half-time whistle was blown.
It took Wolves just six minutes in the second half to find a third after Burton 'keeper Wraggs was lobbed again, but this time by Lowri Walker.
A powerful shot from Cross from the 18-yard line was too difficult for Wraggs to keep out of the back of the net, making it 4-1 to Wolves in the 63rd minute.
For the majority of the second half the Brewers struggled to get out of their own half but Wolves weren't able to capitalise on the opportunities they were creating for themselves.
The game came to an abrupt stop with just under ten minutes left to play after a clash of heads between Burton’s Hayley Sutton and Wolves’ Mai Butler which forced both players off.
Unfortunately for the home team, they had no more players on the bench, so had no choice but to see out the game with only 10 players.
After the game Wolves manager Dan McNamara felt his side could have done better. He said: “There were little things, little disappointments for me, again it seems to be a reoccurring theme of not putting the ball in the back of the net. I thought we could have scored more if we had a little more composure.
"You always come to Burton and get a well organised side, but I think our quality sort of shone through. That's two goals we've conceded so far this season, if we carry on with that stat I will be very happy.
"We head into Wednesday very confident and are ready to do it again."
Wolves Women travel to The Aspray Arena in Willenhall on Wednesday, 19th September where they take on Sporting Khalsa Ladies with a 7.45pm kick-off.
Sunday, 23rd September sees them turn their attention to the FA Cup when they entertain Kingfisher FC in the 2nd Qualifying Round. The game will be played at Bilston Town FC with a 2pm kick-off. Admission is £2; concessions & Wolves season ticket holders £1.
Burton | Wragg, Robb (Lane 60), Sutton, O'Connor, Worth, White, Atkin, Fowler, McQuilkin, Baines, Morris (Rushton 70)
Wolves | Elbro, Widdal, E.Cross, Morphet, Barnett (Jennings 62), Butler (Jonks 85), Wilkie, Anslow, Williams (Hargreaves 72), J.Cross, Walker