In beautiful footballing conditions at the Metchley playing fields, the women’s second eleven dispatched a poor Worcester side 1-0 in a relatively tame match which saw the girls consolidate their second placed position in the Midlands 2A league, and keep the pressure on Wolverhampton.
The only goal of the match was coolly finished by Rikki Page, collecting a delicious cross from the right wing and slotting under the advancing Worcester keeper.
The two up top deployed by Birmingham terrorised the Worcester defence all game, with the movement of Page and Caitlin Wilson causing numerous issues throughout the ninety.
In the second forty-five the tempo of the match flattened dramatically, perhaps credit to the Birmingham girls who prevented the opposition from ever finding any rhythm. Despite this, credit must be given to Birmingham’s goalkeeper, Gwyn West, who pulled off some excellent saves to deny Worcester, once in the first half and again in the second after a rather suspect back pass.
Three points in this match takes the girls to twenty-two for the season from nine games, just one behind Wolverhampton, who also managed to win and subsequently stay top of the table with Birmingham breathing down their neck. One thing you can be sure of with this team – if the league leaders slip-up, these girls will be there to take their place at the summit of the table.
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