Women's Football News

 
 
Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

 
Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
 
Women's Football News
 

Women's Soccer Scene
Whitley fight back to retain trophy
 Women's Football News 2 May 2011
 
Whitley fight back to retain trophy - 2 May 2011 - Women's Football NewsWhitley Bay retained the Northumberland FA Women's Cup with a thrilling 4-2 win against Newcastle Utd Res.
 
Newcastle were quick out of the blocks and on five minutes, Alice Stroyan hit a cross-shot that looped over the Whitley keeper's head for an early lead to the young Magpies. They remained in the ascendancy and were attacking with great purpose, causing the Whitley defence all sorts of problems. Newcastle were 2-0 up and no more than they deserved when on 17 minutes, Kate Brooks took advantage of some indecision in the Whitley rearguard and skipped round the Whitley keeper to slot home.
 
A stunned Whitley gradually started to settle and at least stemmed the tide of Newcastle attacks and managed to enjoy some possession of their own without really threatening. Just as the half time whistle was about to blow, a Steph O'Brien free kick wasn't dealt with in the Newcastle six yard box and Amy O'Brien was on hand to stab the ball home from close range. It was the lifeline that Whitley needed and a perfect time to score.
 
After the interval, Whitley started brightly and were on the attack from the off. Two minutes after the restart, Steph O'Brien played a ball through the Newcastle defence and Laurel Davidson chased it down. She reached it on the edge of the Newcastle box at the same time as keeper Jess Geoghegan and the two collided, both staying down - the ball spinning back to O'Brien, some 40 yards from goal. She took a touch and fired a brilliant shot over the stranded keeper and the Newcastle defence into the empty net. It was unfortunate luck for Newcastle, but nothing should detract from the exceptional vision and skill shown by O'Brien.
 
It was just the start that Whitley needed and the young Newcastle players were shell shocked after racing to a 2-0 lead and looking comfortable.
 
Whitley started to take a hold of the game and Newcastle were rarely seen as an attacking force. Both sides lost players due to injury and both changed shape and formation, but it was Whitley that adapted better to the loss of key players. On 74 minutes they took a deserved lead when a marvellous angled through ball by Nikki Smith was reached by Laurel Davidson just before the Newcastle keeper and she slid the ball past her in the unguarded net.
 
The tension of the Cup Final was relieved somewhat when the automatic pitch sprinklers suddenly appeared and started to unexpectedly spray water over the pitch and players. Time was added on as a Northumberland FA official hurriedly worked out where the 'off' switch was located.
 
When the game re-commenced it was more of the same and Whitley added to their tally on 80 minutes when a Laurel Davidson cross wasn't cleared and Steph O'Brien at the far post got her second of the night as she deceived a defender, created an angle and calmly knocked the ball into
the far corner.
 
Whitley comfortably saw the game out to run out 4-2 winners and retain the trophy they won last year. Manager Andy Windscheffel was delighted to lift the Cup, saying; "'It was definitely a game of two halves and it took us a while to come to terms with the game. Once we did, the second half was
ours and we ran out comfortable winners, scoring some great goals."

 
 back to TOP
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
 
LiveNews HEADLINES
 
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 
 

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Womens Football TV
 
Latest wssTV  
 

 

 
Womens Football Magazine
 
Womens Football Magazine


 
Womens Soccer Secene Media

 
Safe For Kids

 
Discount Football Kits

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Womens Football News send your story photos and video

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
News Archive
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

 
Women's Sport Search
 
Women's Sport Search

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Women's Football History

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)