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Match Report


      

2.00pm Sunday 7th October 2012

Greater Manchester Women's Football League Division 1

Heywood Sports Village, West Starkey Street, Heywood, Oldham, OL10 4TW


AFC Oldham Ladies FC

2 - 2

FCUM Women

 

Attendance: 30

AFC Oldham Ladies FC 2

FCUM Women 2



Attendance: 30
Match Report
AFC Oldham was always going to be the first stern test for the lasses and the two-all draw proved that right.

FC had to re-adjust after strolling through their first five games and found the midfield/attack linking not going well to start with. And the defence found it just as hard when a good long-range lob from their No.2, put the home side one up on the quarter hour.

Thankfully, three minutes later good work in the middle between Shellby Wolstencroft and Beth Hayes found Kirsty Chamber on the left and her cracking strike from the edge of the box, which nipped the keepers fingertips, smashed FC onto the scoresheet.

The rest of the half passed smoothly with both sides having minor chances, but was highlighted by one of many excellent runs down the right hand side by Beth Tattersall.

After a tough tackle and some handbags (sorry about that), Chambers was called to the ref to receive a booking. It was one she vehemently disagreed with, so she was given her marching orders ten minutes into the second half.

The girls kept their spirits up though and after a nicely weighted ball from Hayes, the offside Wolstencroft chipped their keeper, but saw her deft shot fade just to the left of the post.

With pressure building against the home side, the reds finally took the lead. A Kayleigh Catterall free-kick dropped in the centre of the penalty box and when it wasn’t cleared by the defence it fell nicely to Hayes who poked home a close-range shot to put the FC in front.

The elation couldn’t last though and five minutes later a cross from the right got a slight touch of a head of the shady looking No.16, which deceived Amy Gillingham in nets and gave Oldham what might be seen to be a deserved equaliser.

The final fifteen minutes was edged by the opponents and only a goal-line clearance in the final minute kept United in the game.

And the less said about the ref and his timekeeping or substitute watching, the better.

Report by Rob Fullen, with acknowledgements to: Neil ’film crew’ Boothman, Jade Challender, Kate Ramsey and John Marsden.

Player of the match: On her full competitive debut, central midfielder Kayleigh Catterall was this week’s player of the match.

Teams 7 Oct 2012: Attendance: 30

FC United of Manchester 2 (1)

1. Amy Gillingham (Goalkeeper and captain)
2. Amy Battel (right back)
4. Francesca Davies (left back)
5. Broghan Matthews (centre half)
6. Olivia Smith (centre half)
7. Kayleigh Catterall (centre midfield)
17. Beth Hayes (centre midfield and goal 72 mins)
10. Beth Tattersall (right midfield)
11. Kirsty Chambers (left midfield and goal 16 mins)
12. Hayley O’Hara (centre forward)
9. Shellby Wolstencroft (centre forward)
Subs:
18. Claire O’Reilly (not used)
8. Maya Germain (for No12 65 mins)
14. Jessica Wynne (not used)
19. Olivia Greenhalgh (for No6 80 mins)

AFC Oldham Ladies: 2 (1)

Lorna Brown
Lisa Wood (goal 15 mins)
Jo Pickering
Sophie Barton
Kerrianne Cummings
Rachel Wells
Sam Miller
Leigh Carnall
Stephanie Juszczyszyn
Rachel Lawton
Lesley English

Subs:
Kelly Sessman
Emma Ingham
Tracey Blanchard (goal 77 mins)
Match Report

AFC Oldham was always going to be the first stern test for the lasses and the two-all draw proved that right.

FC had to re-adjust after strolling through their first five games and found the midfield/attack linking not going well to start with. And the defence found it just as hard when a good long-range lob from their No.2, put the home side one up on the quarter hour.

Thankfully, three minutes later good work in the middle between Shellby Wolstencroft and Beth Hayes found Kirsty Chamber on the left and her cracking strike from the edge of the box, which nipped the keepers fingertips, smashed FC onto the scoresheet.

The rest of the half passed smoothly with both sides having minor chances, but was highlighted by one of many excellent runs down the right hand side by Beth Tattersall.

After a tough tackle and some handbags (sorry about that), Chambers was called to the ref to receive a booking. It was one she vehemently disagreed with, so she was given her marching orders ten minutes into the second half.

The girls kept their spirits up though and after a nicely weighted ball from Hayes, the offside Wolstencroft chipped their keeper, but saw her deft shot fade just to the left of the post.

With pressure building against the home side, the reds finally took the lead. A Kayleigh Catterall free-kick dropped in the centre of the penalty box and when it wasn’t cleared by the defence it fell nicely to Hayes who poked home a close-range shot to put the FC in front.

The elation couldn’t last though and five minutes later a cross from the right got a slight touch of a head of the shady looking No.16, which deceived Amy Gillingham in nets and gave Oldham what might be seen to be a deserved equaliser.

The final fifteen minutes was edged by the opponents and only a goal-line clearance in the final minute kept United in the game.

And the less said about the ref and his timekeeping or substitute watching, the better.

Report by Rob Fullen, with acknowledgements to: Neil ’film crew’ Boothman, Jade Challender, Kate Ramsey and John Marsden.

Player of the match: On her full competitive debut, central midfielder Kayleigh Catterall was this week’s player of the match.

Teams 7 Oct 2012: Attendance: 30

FC United of Manchester 2 (1)

1. Amy Gillingham (Goalkeeper and captain)
2. Amy Battel (right back)
4. Francesca Davies (left back)
5. Broghan Matthews (centre half)
6. Olivia Smith (centre half)
7. Kayleigh Catterall (centre midfield)
17. Beth Hayes (centre midfield and goal 72 mins)
10. Beth Tattersall (right midfield)
11. Kirsty Chambers (left midfield and goal 16 mins)
12. Hayley O’Hara (centre forward)
9. Shellby Wolstencroft (centre forward)
Subs:
18. Claire O’Reilly (not used)
8. Maya Germain (for No12 65 mins)
14. Jessica Wynne (not used)
19. Olivia Greenhalgh (for No6 80 mins)

AFC Oldham Ladies: 2 (1)

Lorna Brown
Lisa Wood (goal 15 mins)
Jo Pickering
Sophie Barton
Kerrianne Cummings
Rachel Wells
Sam Miller
Leigh Carnall
Stephanie Juszczyszyn
Rachel Lawton
Lesley English

Subs:
Kelly Sessman
Emma Ingham
Tracey Blanchard (goal 77 mins)