Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies Development Squad were in action at the weekend as they played out an eight-goal thriller against Lancaster City at Marsh Playing Fields on Sunday afternoon.
Both sides started the game brightly, but it was the host that managed to break the deadlock and put themselves in front, however, the Wrens reacted and found the back of the net twice in quick succession to take the lead, putting them on the front foot in the away clash.
The hosts reacted well and, as the first half ended, they managed to get not just the equaliser but a further goal to put themselves back in front. As the second half unfolded, the Ladies continued to play well, working hard as a unit, and searching for the equaliser, they were more than in the game and competing well.
A battle from both teams as the hosts also continued to search for another and it wasn't long before this paid off, after a well-delivered corner for Lancaster and a well-timed shot gave them their fourth goal giving them a two-goal lead.
It wasn't long before Lancaster found a fifth, with a freak shot which managed to bounce bizarrely and found itself in the back of the net, which was a tough one for Fleetwood, but it didn't dampen spirits and they managed to get a goal back themselves.
The Ladies were more than in the game from start to finish against an experienced side and probably deserved more out of the game as managed Andy Dunning had lost of positives to take away from the performance, which saw Ruby Hindle pick up a brace and Siobhan Fryer also get on the score sheet – player of the match on the afternoon was Etienne Hallas.
Overall, it was a quiet weekend for the Wrens Ladies this time around, with only the Development Squad in action as the games for the First Team against Tranmere Rovers and Reserves with Penrith AFC were called off due to unplayable pitches.