Town Women beaten in final game of season
- Huddersfield Town Women 1-2 Hull City
- Laura Carter and Vicky Abbott retire from Club
- Laura Elford on scoresheet
Huddersfield Town Women were narrowly beaten 1-2 by Hull City in their final game of the 2021/22 season on Sunday afternoon.
Town Women dominated the early exchanges of the game and there were chances for both Laura Elford and Kate Mallin, but after 16 minutes a long-range strike from Helen Lynskey flew over Laura Carter in goal to give the visitors the lead.
Hull would soon double their advantage, as on the half hour mark a corner dropped fortuitously to Lynskey, who rifled it in to make it two.
Town Women responded quickly through, with top goalscorer, Elford, coming through one-on-one following an excellent lobbed ball by Captain Vicky Abbott. The forward shot with power on the edge of the box to beat Hull’s keeper.
The second half was dominated largely by Town Women again with good spells of attack coming from the left-hand side, but nothing transpired into a goal.
Then, as the clock showed 55 minutes played, there was an emotional farewell for Laura Carter as she was given a guard of honour by both set of players as she left the pitch for her final Town Women Game following 20 years with the Club.
The home side continued to dominate, and Mallin came extremely close again as her free kick forced a brilliant save from the Hull keeper.
The game proceeded to be well-managed by Hull, and, despite a strong challenge from Town Women during the final few moments, they were unable to find an equaliser.
The full-time whistle not only ended the 2021/22 season, it also called time on Vicky Abbott’s footballing career as Town Women’s long-standing centre back will be hanging up her boots alongside Carter’s goalkeeping gloves and Katie Stanley’s Captain’s armband.
Picture by Richard Asquith