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Two Wrens Ladies sides have been in action over the last seven days

5 October 2023

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Two of the three Fleetwood Town Wrens Ladies sides have been in action over the last week, with the First Team’s cup clash being postponed on Sunday.

Kicking off this report with the side that didn’t feature at the weekend, the First Team, who were supposed to be in Women’s FA Cup action against Wythenshawe at Poolfoot Farm at the weekend, but the game had to be called off due to the pitch conditions. There’s not long to wait for the clash to be played though as it has been moved to Sunday 8 October.

Moving on to the Reserves now who were on the road for their Division One North clash against Haslingden Ladies, they knew it would be a challenging fixture from the off at Valley Leadership.

The game kicked off slowly, with both sides struggling to find their flow in the fixture, however, the Ladies grew into the game and started to play good create football, but it was the hosts that managed to find the back of the net first, minutes before half time. 

With the second half underway, the Ladies showed fantastic character and a brilliant finish from Ruby Farrell put the Wrens back into the game. Town created several chances after this in what was an end-to-end game, but it was the hosts who capitalised on the stretched nature of the game.

It didn't dampen Fleetwood's game as they continued to have great dominant spells, unlucky not to find a second themselves. With minutes left of the game and Fleetwood pushing hard for an equaliser, Haslingden managed to secure all three points with a third goal from a counterattack, ensuring they got the win. 

Finally, the Development Squad were also in action away from the Fylde Coast as they took on Whitehaven AFC at The County Ground, which unfortunately ended in a defeat against a side pushing for top-of-the-table.

It was a good start for the ladies, going toe to toe with Whitehaven as the Ladies had great spells across the pitch, eager to find the net, but it was the home side that took the lead with a great goal and soon a couple more to put the game out of sight.

The Wrens’ work rate and efforts continued; however, the hosts asserted their dominance and as Fleetwood ran out of steam towards the end of the game, Whitehaven were sure to secure the win and all three points, with a further three goals. 

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