It was a bitter, cold Wednesday afternoon as the UoB Women’s 2s embraced the chilly Bournbrook pitches to take on Midland rivals Nottingham in a clash that was sure to be a gripping and exciting. Birmingham are currently sitting comfortably at the top of three table unlike Nottingham who are mid-table but despite this reassurance, the Lionesses were determined to further their lead.
Birmingham fought hard against an experienced Nottingham team who’s energy was on par with the home team. However, after a series of clinical passes by the Lions amongst the Nottingham defence, Birmingham converted an exceptional goal finished perfectly by forward Sally Scott which triggered an influx of goals. However, the players and the supporters had to wait patiently for these to come. Whilst Birmingham received many short corners throughout the first half, Toogood was unfortunately unable to convert, leaving the Birmingham players and their supporters frustrated. Meanwhile in their first break, Nottingham took their chance and converted leaving the Birmingham girls exhausted and unsatisfied. At the sound of the half-time whistle, both teams had one goal apiece.
The Lionesses embarked the second half with a renewed determination and a winning look sparkled in their eyes. The extraordinary skills of Birmingham resulted in series of exceptional goals and finishes with Birmingham finished the game 4-1 up.
Overall, this match was an excellent all- round performance by the team and each individual player showed bravery and determination in order to maintain the victory. Birmingham played with great confidence and authority, sending a strong message to other teams in the league. Birmingham’s impressive winning run continues.