Two of our Wrens Ladies sides were in action at the weekend, with one playing in the Women’s FA Cup and the other live in front of a bumper crowd.
Starting the report off with the First Team who faced Wythenshawe Ladies in the cup at Poolfoot Farm on Sunday afternoon and they had a great start to the game with forward Emily Jones pulling off a brilliant hat-trick in the opening 12 minutes of the game.
The side from Manchester pulled on back, but Fleetwood kept pushing at the top end of the pitch and it paid off as they restored their three-goal lead soon after. Wythenshawe, unfortunately, fought back and brought the game to level terms at 4-4 before the half-time break.
Our Wrens Ladies struggled to get a hold of the game in the second half as the visitors’ experience started to show as, within the opening 10 minutes of the half, they found themselves in front with two goals.
With Fleetwood very much still in the game, they tried to create opportunities but Wythenshawe assured the win and the progression into the next round with a further two goals. The Players of the Match from the Fleetwood side were both Eve Kennerley and Emily Jones.
Moving on to the Reserves now who had a league clash on the road against Accrington Stanley Ladies at The Wham Stadium and it was in front of a brilliant crowd, which included a team of mascots from Thornton Cleveleys Lionesses Under-7s!
Accrington struck first in the game as they found the net twice in the first 16 minutes, however, once the ladies found their flow, they more than competed with the hosts. Our ladies were unlucky not to find themselves back in the game, but as half-time drew in the hosts had the 2-0 lead.
The Wrens came out in the second half just how they had finished the first, with lots of possession seeing the hosts be on the back foot and, even though the football being played by Fleetwood was good, they just fell short each time in the final third, unable to find the back of the net.
A third goal by the hosts ensured they kept all the points, but a positive performance from Fleetwood and lots to take from the game. The Player of the Match in Accrington was Tasha Stenton, who was outstanding!