A Billie Haynes wonder goal helped kick start a comfortable afternoon for Wolves Women as they beat Kidderminster Harries Ladies 6-1 in the SSE Women’s FA Cup.
Kidderminster Harriers Ladies 1 (Lawrence 85)
Wolves Women 6 (Haynes 28', Barnett 53', Price 58', Jennings 77', 83' Edwards 88')
Report by Sam Ward, photograph by Simon Faulkner
An onslaught of Wolves pressure finally paid off as they took the lead in the 28th minute through a Haynes long range effort which flew past the 'keeper. That was the winger’s first goal since Wolves’ 6-0 win over Kingfisher in late September.
Wolves got their second nine minutes into the second half when some good pressure from Jade Cross set free her strike partner Andrea Barnett who had the composure to slot past the keeper.
Four minutes later Anna Price added a third after the ball fell nicely to her on the 18 yard line. Her powerful effort nestled nicely into the top corner.
Haynes nearly scored another long range goal after her curling effort from the right was pushed over the bar, this time by the Kidderminster keeper.
Substitute Jess Jennings then made it four with 13 minutes to go as Cross registered another assist for a simple tap in for the striker. She grabbed her second following a rebounded effort off the bar which she slotted under the keeper.
A Wolves clean sheet looked to be on the cards, but was cancelled out with five minutes to play following a fantastic free kick from Kidderminster’s number nine Amber Lawrence.
Other sub Nyah Edwards grabbed Wolves’ sixth and final goal - a well-placed finish into the bottom corner.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
This was Haynes’ opener without a doubt. Her left footed strike from 30 yards looked destined for the back of the net as soon as it left her foot. It came at the perfect time for Wolves as they were unlucky not to be in front prior to the goal.
Manager Dan McNamara was pleased with the impact of his substitutions. He said: “We spoke about what the subs can bring when they do feature and Jess [Jennings] has been asking me what she needs to do to get into the squad and she’s come on and done fantastically scoring two goals.”
Next up for Wolves is an away trip to Coventry United Ladies next Sunday 18th November in the Birmingham County Cup.
- 18/11/18- Coventry United Ladies – Birmingham County Cup (A)
- 09/12/18- Long Eaton United Ladies (H)
- 16/12/18- West Bromwich Albion Women (A)
- 13/01/19- Steel City Wanderers FC Ladies (H)
- 20/01/19- Solihull Moors FC Ladies (A)
Kidderminster Ladies | Tromans, Lock, Johnson, Hakeman, Quick (Maguire 64), Lawrence, Roberts, Mason (Luke 55), Richards (Davis 59), Nicklin, Dutton.
Subs | Donohue, Plimmer, Price, Hyde.
Wolves Women | Clarke, Widdal, E.Cross, Morphett, Haynes, Jones (Dickinson), Price, Anslow, Barnett (Jennings), George (Edwards), J.Cross.
Subs | Butler, Criddle, Walker.