Wolves Women continued their winning run with a 3-0 victory over TNS Ladies under the floodlights at Castlecroft’s CKW Stadium.
Wolves Women 3 (J.Cross 39, OG 43, Criddle 69) TNS Ladies 0
Report by Peter Westwood, photograph by Simon Faulkner
Goals from Jade Cross, Charlotte Criddle and an own goal saw them maintain their place at the top of the league table.
Wolves started well and had an early chance as Criddle’s free kick was cleared by the defence, but only as far as Andrea Barnett, who fired her shot just wide of the post.
Wolves’ first corner was taken by Jen Anslow, but resulted in a free kick to TNS after an infringement in the box.
The home side continued to create chances, with Lowri Walker, Cross and Tanya Dickinson all going close.
The pressure finally paid off in the 39th minute as Jade Cross slotted the ball past the keeper after good work from Criddle to give Wolves a deserved lead.
Just four minutes later they doubled their lead as a cross from Anslow was deflected into the TNS net by a defender after pressure from Cross, sending Wolves in at the break two goals up.
Wolves kept up their pressure in the second half, and found their third goal in the 69th minute as Criddle’s 30-yard effort thundered past the keeper.
Wolves were well in control, with chances for Walker, Anslow and substitutes Chantelle Teare and Jess Jennings, but TNS defended well and the home side were happy to settle for a 3-0 win.
Wolves Women turn their attention to the FA Cup this Sunday, 7th October as they take on Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies at Castle Vale Stadium.
- 7/10 Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies (A) (FA Cup)
- 14/10 Sunderland AFC Ladies (H) (League Cup)
- 4/11 Bedworth United Ladies (A)
- 18/11 Long Eaton United Ladies (H)
- 16/12 West Bromwich Albion Women (A)
Wolves | Elbro, Jones, E.Cross, Widdal (c), Barnett (Jennings 78), Dickinson, George (Wilkie 45), Anslow, Walker, J.Cross (Teare 64), Criddle
Subs | Haynes, Jennings, Mumford
TNS | Garnham, Davis, Parkes, Anderson, Davies, Morris, Lewes, Griffths, Bragan, Bebbington, Ridge
Subs | Jackson, Taylor, Pennington