ANNOUNCEMENT | New Club Captain

The club are proud to announce that Lucy Watson is now the First Team Captain. The cultured central defender joined the Club last season and made an immediate impact. As well as being a fanstastic player, Lucy is a calming presence throughout the team.

Lucy has all the characteristics to make a great captain, with the management team opting for a player who can act as a consummate professional on and off the pitch whilst representing Wallsend BC Women Football Club.

Manager Abi commented: Lucy is a player who last season showed her leadership skills, her ability to organise and command throughout the game. I’m delighted she’s accepted the captaincy role for the new season, and we look forward to working with her as we build on last season.

Lucy added: I am really proud and excited to be made captain for this season. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and I know that the girls can kick on from what we achieved last season as we aim for promotion.

Everyone connected with the club are delighted with the appointment.

Reserves Managers Player

Our reserve team managers player of the year award goes to Sam Deverdics.
One of the hardest decisions trying to pick one player to take the award in a season where the team won the league and Cup. Every single player contributed to what we wanted from the season.
However as we lost Zoe early in the season who returned back home to Manchester we were left with zero centre backs both Sam and Coley stepped up to fill the gap. Sam moving from her usual forward position to centre back. Coley doing the same from centre mid to centre back. Coley then had to take a break however we did then find a superb centre back in Emma Parker.
Sam and Parker have been superb since lockdown. Sam literally taking one for the team to ensure we obtained our goal of promotion. Congratulations from all at the club πŸ’›πŸ’š

Reserves Players Player

Huge congratulations to our midfielder Rachael who picked up the reserve team players player of the year.
Not only did Rachael amass 26 goals in helping the team achieve the league and Cup double, her infectious personality and positive attitude was something her team mates love about her.
Congratulations Rach πŸ’›πŸ’š

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