Fleetwood Town Wren Ladies played out another pre-season friendly on Sunday, as they beat Chorley Reserves 7-2 at Poolfoot Farm.
The Wrens started the game well creating several chances to score in the early stages. However, each time the final pass wasn’t accurate enough and allowed the Magpies to deal with the danger.
Against the run of play, it was Chorley who scored the opening goal. Fleetwood kept pushing to level the score and saw two penalty claims turned down. Despite this blow, things were looking promising.
In the 25th minute, Fleetwood found their equaliser as Olivia Black received the ball in the right-back position and went alone. She drove into the Chorley penalty area and slotted home from 12 yards.
Five minutes later the Cod army found themselves ahead courtesy of a well-taken goal from Emily Slater.
Not long after, Kira Boswell doubled the lead. She picked up the box inside her own half, stormed her way through the midfield, and fired into the bottom corner to make it 3-1 at the break.
In the early moments of the second half, both teams were toe to toe. The first real piece of action came 57 minutes in when Lauren Oatley got on to the end of a cross. Her one-touch finish from inside the box grabbed a fourth for the Wrens.
Oatley grabbed her second of the game less than ten minutes later. Her free-kick from 30 yards out rattled off the crossbar and made its way into the back of the net.
With just under three-quarters of an hour to go Fleetwood Wrens found themselves with a good chance to catch Chorley on the counterattack. Carmel Daniel weaved in between two defenders and found the bottom corner leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.
It was wave after wave after Fleetwood attacks and it wasn’t long until Oatley grabbed her hat-trick. It was another strong team attack from the Wrens, and it was Oatley who finished the job calmly.
Minutes before the final whistle, Chorley snatched a consolation goal reducing to the deficit to just five goals. It was a dominant performance by the Wrens.
The Wrens Ladies are back in action on Sunday 20 September as they are set to face Warrington Rylands in the 1st Preliminary Round of the Women’s FA Cup at Rylands Recreation Club, with kick-off being 2pm.