Lincoln City Women 0 Wolves Women 2 (Jennings 44, J Cross 66)
Goals from Shannie Jennings and Jade Cross saw Wolves Women beat Lincoln City Women.
Few chances were created in the opening stages by Wolves, but Jennings went close when shooting wide, while Lincoln’s Amy Blinkhorn had an effort turned onto the crossbar on 30 minutes.
Wolves finally managed to force an opening just before half-time through Jennings, when her shot from distance bounced over the keeper and into the net.
Momentum remained with Wolves into the second half, and as they pushed for a second goal, Jamila Palmer found herself in a good position, but shot into the side netting.
Lowri Walker also went close moments later as she dribbled past multiple defenders, only to see her effort saved.
However, the lead was finally doubled through a brilliant goal by Cross. Searching for space in a crowded penalty area, Cross hit a powerful shot into the top corner, well beyond the goalkeeper’s reach.
Lincoln pressed late on to try and get back into the game however, Wolves held firm to take the three points home.
Manager Dan McNamara was pleased with what he saw from his side on Sunday, explaining: “I’m delighted with the result, a big three points to go with last week's three points and a statement of our intent.
“It’s one of those games you circle in the calendar, Lincoln is a part of my football as well as my career in the military.
“I was down here for six years so I know a lot of the guys, I know a lot of the players. We knew it was going to be a tough game because they have been on a good run. I’m just delighted for the girls.
“The amount of goals we have scored and the results we have been having, we always knew Lincoln were going to come and sit back in and really defend, work hard and make it difficult for us.
Despite the performance, McNamara admits Wolves had some luck with the first goal. He said: “Sometimes you don’t win leagues and cups from not getting any luck. Shannie [Jennings] took the shot on and it bounced over the goalkeeper and opened it up.
“It changes the whole complexion of the game. It was a great performance, it wasn’t our finest, nowhere near our finest, but a big three points and a nice cushion for us heading into the next run of games. Overall, I’m just delighted for the group, we deserve to be where we are.”
Wolves return home to face Stourbridge in the Birmingham County Cup on 19th January, 2pm kick-off.
19/01/20: Stourbridge (H)
02/02/20: Burton Albion (H)
09/02/20: Leicester United (A)
19/02/20: The New Saints (H)
23/02/20: Leafield Athletic (H)
Wolves: Thomas, Glover (Price 70’), E Cross, Buck, Morphet (Haynes 67’), Jones © (Wilson 82’), Jennings, Walker, Barnett, Palmer, J Cross
Subs not used: Bramford, Widdal
Lincoln: Gray, Pedersen, Crosby, Kay, Pettit (Leslie 59’), Rousseau (Thornley 71’), Murrell, Atkinson, Hunt, Blinkhorn, Brock-Taylor (McHamilton 68’)
Sub not used: T. Johnson