With UoB trailing the University of Wolverhampton at the top of the table by one point, a win against fourth placed Warwick was exactly what was required from the girls. Comfortably sealing a 2-0 win against a much weaker side, the performance will give the team confidence going into the second half of the season as they attempt to close the gap on their midland rivals.
Two well taken goals from Caitlin Wilson proved to be too much for the opposition, who were largely kept well marshalled by Birmingham’s centre back partnership of Rachel Mason and Jess Cutting.
However, it was another member of the defence who picks up this week’s player of the match, with the left back Georgia Masser putting in a vintage performance. Curling in a delightful ball to find Wilson for the first goal, she thwarted many Warwick moves down the Birmingham left and was clearly adept with either foot, an invaluable quality to have on the pitch.
Credit must also go to the Birmingham ‘keeper Gwyn West, who whilst remaining relatively unbothered in goal was astute enough to be effective when called upon – saving well in a couple of near one-on-one chances.
Had Birmingham been slightly more prolific in front of goal, with Rickie Paige in particular perhaps feeling disappointed not to have scored, the scoreline could have been a touch more emphatic. Regardless, this will not bother the team who continue to march on in the BUCS Midlands 2A league.
Player of the match – Georgia Masser.