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Bedworth hit for eight

Bedworth United Ladies 0 Wolves Women 8 (Jones 18’, J. Cross 31’, 44’, 60’ & 89’, Keitley 65’, Walker 73’ & 90’)

Jade Cross continued her free-scoring form as she netted four past Bedworth in an 8-0 victory for Wolves Women.

Courtney Jones, Alice Keitley and Lowri Walker were also on-target as Wolves secured their third consecutive victory.

The hosts were unable to sustain Dan McNamara’s side for long following early missed chances from J. Cross and Jamilla Palmer, and it was a bullet free-kick from Courtney Jones that broke the deadlock on 18 minutes.

Alice Keitley has developed a strong partnership with J. Cross in recent weeks, and they combined twice before the interval to give Wolves a comfortable score line going into the break.

Kietley the provider on both occasions; Wolves were in command at the interval.

J. Cross netted her hat-trick on the hour mark and her thirteenth goal of the season, firing home from close range following Glover’s assist.

Keitley got the goal her performance deserved shortly after, capitalising on a defensive mishap before finishing into the unguarded Bedworth net.

Substitute Lowri Walker made a fine impression, scoring twice either side of J. Cross’ fourth of the afternoon.

It was the striker who set-up Walker for her first before firing past Quinn from close-range, and the visitors had time for more in stoppage-time.

A super pass from Jennifer Anslow set J. Cross in on goal as she poked the ball round the keeper for her fourth, then Walker fired an unstoppable rocket into the top corner to pleasantly seal the rout.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Lowri Walker’s fabulous strike with one of the final touches of the afternoon was the highlight of this game. The substitute took her chance coming off the bench this week, netting a well-taken brace, however the second was the pick of the bunch.

QUOTES

Manager Dan McNamara praised the girls post-match, as he commented on his side’s “outstanding performance”.

He said: “I thought we were outstanding. From the first whistle, I thought Bedworth played into our hands pressing high and we made them punish through beating that press and being effective in the final third.

“After 20 minutes I was a little frustrated, we created a number of great opportunities to take the game away from Bedworth early on, but they held in there and their goalkeeper made some great saves. 

“We had to work hard for the break-through but once it came it was one-way traffic. We dominated large parts of the game and I thought the girls were great.”

Captain Anna Price exclaimed her delight with today’s clean sheet and the recent improvement in defensive performances.

She added: “I think defensively we made a great effort today to keep it nice and tight and worked hard for each other to keep the clean sheet.

“With the addition of scoring eight goals, you can’t ask for more really.”

COMING UP

Next up for Wolves Women is a home fixture against Doncaster Rovers Belles, 2pm kick-off at Castlecroft, before we travel to The Aspray Arena to face Sporting Khalsa.

NEXT FIVE

29/09/19 – Doncaster Rovers Belles (H)

09/10/19 – Sporting Khalsa (A)

20/10/19 – Solihull Moors (A)

10/11/19 – Long Eaton United (H)

08/12/19 – Birmingham & West Midlands (A)

TEAMS

BEDWORTH: Quinn, Kingscott, Allibone, Deacon, Hackney, Preston, Whalley (c), Buividaviciute, Farnsworth, Dhillon, Miller.

Substitutes: McCook, Barton, Darling, Wilson.

WOLVES:  Elbro; Price (c), Buck, E.Cross; Jones (Walker, 65), S. Jennings, Kietley (Anslow, 70), Bramford, Glover (Barnett, 75); J.Cross, Palmer.

Unused Substitutes: Haynes, J. Jennings.

Report by George Coombes