Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies were back in action this weekend, with the Reserves getting back to winning ways and the First Team taking Salford City Lionesses right to the wire.
First-team – Salford City FC Lionesses 3-2 Wrens Ladies
The match was played at Partington Sports Village, and what a thrilling match it was for the neutrals. Despite Town's ladies not getting the three points on the day, they can for sure keep their heads held high after the effort and fight they put in for the 90 minutes.
Salford's Lionesses got the first goal of the game through forward Tobin, but their lead didn't last long as Jones levelled the scoring with 30 minutes on the clock.
With it all square at the interval, it was all to play for. Throughout the match it was end to end, but it was the hosts who regained the lead with just over half an hour to play. Abdullah scored an absolute peach of a goal, with Coe five minutes from time making it 3-1 with another stunnung long range effort.
Jones did score a late concellation goal with two minutes left on the clock to make it a nervy ending in Manchester, however Salford kept their nerve and held onto the lead and claimed all three points.
Wrens Ladies First-Team: Brown (Woods, 22'), Cardwell, Carmichael, Crawshaw, Hunter, Jones, O'Neill, C.Parkinson, E.Parkinson, Slater, Hendry.
Reserves – Wrens Ladies 5-1 Clitheroe Wolves Football Club
The reserves got back to winning ways after losing out last weekend. It was a strong opening 20 minutes for the Ladies as they dominated possession and the attacking threats, and managed to score whilst on top in the game. Daniel scored in the 19th minute, with McCarthy bagging a second just before the half-time break.
The waves of attacks continued to flow with Stenton scoring just before the half mark. Hodkins provided the fourth goal with some real quality, and then it was McCarthy who scored a brace with 12 minutes left on the clock to claim all three points.
Wrens Ladies Reserves: Aitken, Brandes (Latham, 80'), Daniel, Hardman, Hodkin, McCarthy (Newson, 72'), Spencer (Frankle, 69'), Stenton, Thompson (Cooke, 45'), Wilcock, Mullender (Richmond, 71').