Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies First Team and Development Team were in action over the weekend and we have all the key details from the two matches in our Wrens' reports.
WRENS LADIES FIRST TEAM 5-1 LIVERPOOL FEDS WOMEN
The ladies welcomed Liverpool Feds Women to Poolfoot Farm on Sunday in the First Proper Round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.
It was set to be a great fixture and a brilliant challenge for the Town’s Ladies and Fleetwood started off well and managed to bag the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute, and it was a well worked goal to say the least.
Liverpool Feds reacted quickly and six minutes later, they got one back for themselves. The Ladies worked hard throughout the first-half, but the Feds were able to get another as the first-half ended.
With all to play for in the second-half, both teams came out fighting. Fleetwood were unlucky to have a player sent off in the opening minutes of the half resorting them down to 10 players.
Despite being down a player, they Ladies more than matched the Feds throughout and fought relentlessly. The Feds managed to score two more goals in quick succession, but Fleetwood continued to go toe to toe with them.
The Ladies bow out of the Virality Women’s FA Cup following a 5-1 defeat, but they should be so proud of the performance & how they represented the Club today.
Goal Scorer: Sophie Slater
Player of the Match: Holly Hunter
DEVELOPMENT TEAM 3-3 BOLTON COUNTY
The Development Team were back on the road today, as they took the trip to The County Ground to take on Bolton County. It was another solid and fantastic performance from the Development Team, with Katie Ramsbottom getting herself on the score sheet in the 15th minute having been assisted by Siobhan Fryer.
The ladies continued to work hard and pressed for that second goal and just ten minutes later, they were rewarded after a fantastic goal from Natasha Stenton, which was assisted by Lauren Baines.
The hosting team had success as well as they scored two of their own, ensuring both teams had everything to play for with not long to go in the match.
The ladies searched for that third goal and Katie Ramsbottom delivered again having being assisted by Siobhan Fryer - proving herself lethal in front of goal. The game finished 3-3 and the Ladies fully deserved the point they brought home.
Goal Scorers: Katie Ramsbottom (2) & Natasha Stenton
Player of the Match: Natasha Stenton - One of our youngest players at the club, who put on an incredible display, showing maturity & fantastic work ethic.