With no scheduled competitive game on Sunday afternoon, United’s Women welcomed local side, Moston Brook FC to Broadhurst Park for a friendly designed to give Luke Podmore’s wider squad some important game time as the season enters its final weeks.
The game also allowed debutants Holly Shute and Izzy Crooks, currently trialling with the reds, an opportunity to showcase their skills in the second half. There were many excellent performances right throughout the side in awful weather conditions also braved by 43 hardy supporters.
United scored 9 without reply with Shellby Wolstencroft grabbing a double hatrick, 3 in each half, with further goals from Allisha Marsh, Olivia Gannon and Adora Yau. In addition Amy Vyas rattled the crossbar, Olivia Greenhalgh the post and Kirsty Chambers had a last minute goal disallowed for off side.
Despite the score line the Greater Manchester Women’s Football League Division 2 side gave a very good account of themselves, particularly goal keeper Jess Axon who pulled off a succession of fine saves throughout the contest. Our thanks go to Moston Brook for agreeing to a game at short notice and we wish them well for the rest of their season.
With United currently second in the league courtesy of goal difference, they travel to Liverpool to face leaders Merseyrail Bootle next Sunday to try and avenge the 5-1 home defeat back in December. Get yourselves to that football ground and support the team who are always appreciative of the excellent following they get.
Report by Rob Fullen
FC Player of the game: Shellby Wolstencroft – the skilful striker rediscovered her scoring touch with a superb double hatrick that will do her confidence no harm.
Teams 19th March 2017: Attendance: 43
FC United of Manchester Women: 9 (4)
1. Chloe Williams
14. Leah Dolan
5. Chelsea Patient (Capt)
8. Adora Yau (Goal 66 mins)
6. Mia Holden
12. Amy Vyas
4. Olivia Greenhalgh
16. Charlie Evans
9. Shellby Wolstencroft (Goals 16, 31, 43, 49, 56 & 80 mins)
19. Allisha Marsh (Goal 27 mins)
20. Olivia Gannon (Goal 47 mins)
3. Abbie Carrington (for No4 46 mins)
10. Izzy Crooks (for No6 61 mins)
11. Kirsty Chambers (for No20 68 mins)
13. Amy Gillingham (for No1 46 mins)
15. Holly Shute (for No19 61 mins)
Roll on Roll off change: (On No19 for No12 77 mins)
Referee: John Hampson
Asst Referee: Daniel Adelman (Yellow flag)
Asst Referee: Jordan Dennett (Orange & Yellow Flag)
|News ID ~ 7369||First Posted ~ 12:53 Mon 20 Mar 2017||Last Updated ~ 19:29 Mon 20 Mar 2017|