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Managers Player 2020/21

Managers Player: Lucy Watson

Lucy has been named as the Managers Player of the Year for 2020/21, by Manager Abi and her coaching staff.

Manager Abi ‘Lucy is steady, decisive and a consistent player who delivers every game. She follows the instructions and delivers on the pitch, guiding our backline throughout’.

Congratulations Lucy.

Players Player 2020/21

Players Player: Molly Turnbull

Molly was recognised by her peers for her outstanding displays by being named Players’ Player of the Year

Manager Abi added ‘Molly literally covers every blade of 3G during training and matches. Her work effort, determination and support to teammates throughout the season is an absolute credit to her‘.

Congratulations Molly.

Make mine a double

League Cup Final

WBC Womens Reserves 2-0 Forest Hall.

A dramatic cup final today at Sam Smith Park. After already having to make changes due to cup tied players, we were down to 10 after 15 minutes after a red card.However despite the opposition having the numerical advantage we still managed to control the game against an impressive young Forest Hall team. The players had to dig deep in baking hot conditions. First goal came after a Michaela shot was superbly saved by the impressive opposition Goalkeeper however as ever on the spot first was Rachael Hepple to pop the ball into an empty net. Forest Hall through caution to the wind as the game went on however we held firm and restricted any shots on target. The game was sealed with 7 minutes to go as Hannah Gosnold who had to drop back to left back got herself room in the box to beat a couple of players before rifling the ball home. This made it a League and Cup double for the team, well done to our opponents who really made us work very hard for the win.

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League Committee awarded captain Catherine Shields Player of the match.

Subsidiary Cup Winners

The Subsidiary Cup final was, as most expected a tight affair.

Wallsend had the better of the first half, Emma Hewett and Liz Fraser both testing the keeper and Chloe Sharp heading wide from a corner. Alnwick had their chances, but the backline held firm with Sharp the pick of the defenders and keeper Holly Jenkins only having the one save to make

The 2nd half Alnwick come out like they’d had a half time rocket from the management team, whatever was said had the desired effect as the dominated the opening period. And not unexpectedly they took the lead on 51 minutes, Sharp for once not getting the better of the forward Stewart, who raced away to slot home.

The goal shook Wallsend from the 2nd half slumber and they gradually began to get a foothold back in the game, Chloe Mark seeing her shot saved and Holly doing well to keep Alwick from doubling their lead. The equaliser arrived on 75 minutes, a foul on Hansen gave the striker the opportunity to strike at goal, and she didn’t disappoint as it crashed off the underside of the crossbar and to the feet Nicole McEvoy who smashed home from close range.

The remainder of the game become somewhat frantic with both sides pushing for a winner but to no avail as the fulltime whistle blew with the teams locked at 1-1 and for the second game running both teams had to endure a penalty shoot out.

Watson, Dack, Kennedy, Hansen and Travis where all sucessful from the spot, with Holly saving from from Jackman and seeing a Patterson effort go wide to hand Wallsend BC Women the Subsidiary Cup.

Many thanks to Alnwick Town Ladies and the NERWFL for putting together the cup in a very testing season.

Manager Abi said after the game “Incredibly proud of our squad today, showing grit and determination to come back from 1-0 down and see it through to the penalty shoot out. It’s been a challenging season, these players have adapted with the changing environment of Covid, in/out of lockdowns but still challenged in every game. A fantastic way to end the season, I’m looking forward to 21/22 season and continuing this success”.

MorpethTown 1 Wallsend BC Res. 5

The return league fixture versus Morpeth today after only playing them recently. Game started well from our point of view as we settled into the game however after a couple of early misses, it was Morpeth who hit us on the counter to take the lead. It didn’t last too long as some great football put in Rachael to slot home. We quickly got the lead from a ball back from Hannah for Abbie to smash home an exquisite finish to make it 2-1 at half time. It could have been more had the opposition keeper not pulled off some stunning saves. Second half we were quickly on the front foot as Emily combined with Hannah down the right who rolled the ball across goal for Rachael to tap home.next goal came just after Shields nearly got a goal but her corner had Hannah getting across the front post to expertly finish. Morpeth created a couple of chances but Iqra making her first start in goal held firm and showed some good handling. The 5th goal came as a one two in the box released Chloe R to slide a shot into the bottom corner. Well done to Morpeth who have really impressed us in the two games we have played.

POM Abbie

Champions

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Congratulations to our Reserves who secured the County League today with a 3-2 win at Cramlington. After a frustrating end to last season being null and void, the girls set their sights on one objective this year which was to win the league.Despite being low on numbers today and a couple of players carrying knocks, we managed to take the three points in a game we looked comfortable in barring the last few minutes.Controlling the game from the off, Abbie hammered home a great shot to put us one up. Cramlington who were always looking for a long ball in behind capitalised on a bit of hesitancy and the winger was left to put the ball into an empty net. It wasn’t long until we were back ahead with a great ball into the channel by Emily to set Julia away who got in just before the keeper to slide a ball across goal for Chloe to tap in to the empty net.

2nd half Maddie made an instant impact from the bench getting pushed over in the box when one on one with the keeper. Shields hammered home the penalty to make it 3-1. With another punt into our box the ball has broke and not been cleared and a Cramlington player slide the ball beyond Iqra. A long range shot which Oqra got a finger to to tip onto the bar made it a nervy few minutes however we seen the game out to take the 3 points and the league title πŸ†Today’s POMEmily

Well done to the whole squad. A cup final still to come.

Wallsend BC 6 Morpeth 1

Our Reserves beat an impressive Morpeth team today 6-1. It was evident early on why the opposition have produced some impressive results this year. Despite being a bit sloppy first half we went in 2 up with a stunning left footed goal from the Birthday girl Michaela who then had to come off with an injury.
That sub brought on Rachel who has such an impressive record from coming off the bench. It didn’t take her long to get on the scoresheet as she raced onto a through ball to score.
Second half we upped the tempo and moved the ball quicker, Rachel was soon securing her hat trick and a fourth goal as she caused problems down the left hand side throughout. In between this Hannah swept home a goal from close range and Morpeth got a deserved goal back.
Well done to Morpeth and good luck for the remainder of the season.
Pom Rachel

Reserves through to League Cup final

League Cup Semi Final.

Reserves 5 Cramlington Town 0

After Sundays defeat it was great to get a game straight away and learn from it. Having to change a few players due to being cup tied. We settled into the game really well as ever having all of the ball in the opposition half. Great interplay with Shields finding the on rushing Hannah who calmly slotted it past the keeper, Abbie then had a ball cut back to her and found plenty time to take a touch and finish well. Michaela got on to a Emma Pears cross to score.2nd half much of the same though with the wind against us, we had to mindful of the long ball. More great play got Rachel to come inside from the left and finish superbly over the keeper. Then a cross from Emily played in Maddie who managed to adjust and get something on it to deflect it past the keeper. We look forward to facing Forest Hall in the Final.

POM Julia