Wolves Women 8 (Evans 7, Miller 9, 55, Cross 31, Glover 50 (p), 61 (p), Walker 58, Morphet 75) Solihull Moors Women 1 (Seivwright 34)
Wolves continued their successful start to the season with a convincing 8-1 victory over league leaders heading into the match, Solihull Moors Women, in the Women’s National League Division 1 Midlands at the CKW Stadium.
One of Wolves’ newest additions, Kate Evans, put the home side in the lead after just seven minutes. A spilt ball from the keeper allowed the midfielder to place a sneaky ball into the bottom corner of goal.
Just two minutes later, debutant Alisha Miller doubled the lead with a powerful strike down the centre of the goal after getting on the end of a cross into the box.
Jade Cross soon added a third after a dry spell in the game. The forward found space within the box before curling the ball into the bottom right of goal.
A defensive mistake from Wolves allowed for Solihull Moors to get a goal back just before the break. Leah Seivwright was given the time to slot the ball past the keeper into goal for the away side.
Dan McNamara’s girls continued their dangerous play in the second-half with another goal coming early on. A penalty awarded to Wolves was turned into a goal by Lyndsey Glover.
Just minutes later, Miller managed to seal another goal for herself. The forward took advantage of a goalkeeping mistake before striking the ball into the back of the net.
The home side’s dominance continued as Cross applied pressure resulting in another goalkeeping mistake. It was Lowri Walker who took advantage this time striking down the centre of the goal.
The flurry of goals continued for Wolves when another penalty awarded saw Glover bag her second of the day from the spot.
It was Anna Morphet who secured the win for the home side when her corner ball translated into curling wonder goal.
Two wins from their opening pair of matches moved Wolves to the top of the table on goal difference, level on points with their next opponents Sporting Khalsa.
Wolves manager, Dan McNamara, was pleased with the overall performance of his side, saying: “I thought we were very good in parts, we came out the tracks electric and we went into a two-goal lead but I think we switched off after that.
“At half time we had a chat, the players knew I wasn’t pleased at the response of going two-nil up because of the quality that Solihull has with the likes of Lois and Leah and other players. We can’t afford to take our foot off the gas.
“However, from half-time I thought we were we were fantastic. We really dominated the game that a few chances. Overall, I’m really pleased.”
The team travel away this week as they face Sporting Khalsa on Wednesday 30th September at the Guardian Warehousing Arena, in Willenhall, with a 7.45pm kick-off. To buy tickets for the match, click here.
30/09 | Sporting Khalsa (A)
4/10 | Burton Albion Ladies (H)
11/10 | Wem Town (A)
25/10 | Lincoln City (A)
08/11 | Long Eaton (H)
Wolves: Thomas, Glover, Widdal, Price, E.Cross, George, J.Cross, Evans (Edwards 62), Darby (Morphett 57), Miller, Walker (Rogers 68).
Unused subs: Wilson, Renken.
Solihull: Vitale (Richardson 59), Hart, Ackroyd, Bruton (Redmond-Lyon 59), Pagan, Bickley, Jefferies, McDonell, Thompson, Seivwright, Creaney.
Unused subs: White, Leedham.
Report by Katy Wordley-Smith
Photography by Simon Faulkner