Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies had two teams in action at the weekend as the First Team hosted the Salford City Lionesses in what was bound to be a tough clash and the Reserves travelled away to face Radcliffe in the league.
Starting this report off with the First Team, they were brilliant on Sunday as they managed to beat the Lionesses 4-1 on home turf at Poolfoot Farm with Imogen Hall bagging a hat-trick and Carmel Daniel scoring the other in what was a dominant showing.
These two sides were already familiar with each other as Town were on the wrong side of the scoreline a few weeks back, so they felt they had something to prove in the fixture, which clearly came out for all who stood on the sidelines and watched the fixture.
From the off, the Wrens Ladies were on the offensive, creating multiple gilt-edged chances, but they were unable to find the back of the net with any of their efforts until the second half rolled around, where they broke the deadlock a few minutes after the restart.
The constant pressure paid off for the Ladies as they extended their lead by two goals around the hour mark, netting their second and third in the 62nd and 65th minute respectively, giving them a comfortable lead.
The visitors continued to work hard and managed to pull one back in the 73rd minute, however, Fleetwood reacted well and managed to find a fourth in the last minutes of the game – it was fair to say the hat-trick hero, Hill, was the favourite for the Player of the Match award.
It wasn’t the same fortune for the Reserves at the weekend though, as they fell to a 4-1 defeat away at Radcliffe, even after what looked like a strong performance from start to finish at the NEUVEN Stadium.
They started the game much like the First Team, on the front foot, and this led to Ruby Farrell breaking the deadlock early on, but the hosts managed to pull the score back to level terms just before the half making it all to play for after the break.
As the second half unfolded the ladies again started well, creating great spells searching for a second a second goal, however, it was the hosts who managed to find the back of the net first, giving them the lead.
The Ladies fought back after this, but Radcliffe was able to take advantage of some gaps in the defence, as Town pushed for the equaliser, meaning that they were able to net two late goals therefore putting the game out of sight from the Wrens on the day.