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6 February 2023

Match Reports


6 February 2023

Town Women knocked out of the FA Women’s National League Cup

- Wolverhampton Wanderers Women 3-2 Huddersfield Town Women
- Beth Ibbotsen and Kate Malin score Town goals
- Glen Preston’s side out of the FAWN League Cup

Wolves scored in the first half of extra time to secure the win and knock Town out of the FA Women’s National League Cup.

A brave Town bowed out of this year’s FA Women’s National League Cup at the quarter final stage at the hands of Wolverhampton wanders on Sunday afternoon.

Glen Preston named new signing Arabella Suttie on the bench as Abi Megeary replaced Lauren Joyce between the posts as the latter sat out due to suspension.

It was a fast and frenetic start as both side’s looked to gain the early advantage, but a heavy pitch made it difficult for both sides to find their feet in the early exchanges.

Wolves tested the Town defence after fifteen minutes they rose highest during a corner set piece, but Megeary watched it sail comfortably over her bar and into the stand behind.

End to end action saw both sides carve out good chances, Serena Fletcher and Kate Mallin linked well down the side and Mallin whipped in a dangerous ball across the face of goal, but Yasmin Mason was unable to reach it and watched as it bounced behind for a goal kick.

Wolves went in front and broke the deadlock just after the half hour mark; indecisiveness in the Town defence from a Wolves corner saw Toussaint find the back of the net, moments later Wolves doubled their lead after a fantastic passing move, which found Cross inside the box, and she finished comfortably past Megeary in the Town goal.

Town hit back just after half-time with a corner of their own, Mallin the provider, Beth Ibbotson rose highest to turn the ball home from ten yards and sparked belief back into the Town faithful who made the journey to Shropshire.

The provider then made the move that resulted in Town’s second goal. As Wolves looked to break, Mallin stepped in to the cut the ball out and found Britt Sanderson, she laid it back out and Mallin shot towards goal, the ball was parried by on loan Sheffield United ‘keeper Nina Wilson, straight into the path of a Wolves defender and into the back of the net.

Into the last fifteen minutes and Wolves missed a glorious opportunity thanks to the excellent Megeary, as Wolves pressed for a winner a ball was fizzed out wide and as Wolves attacked on goal, Megeary was brave and got down low to smother the ball and Town were able to clear.

Both sides threw everything at each other, but we headed into extra time to determine who would be victorious.

It was heartbreak for Town just before the half way break in extra time, Toussaint found herself free once again and headed into the back of the net. Town tired everything to get through the bright orange defence, but Wolves held firm and booked their place in the semi-finals of the League Cup.

Next, it’s a West Yorkshire Derby midweek as we welcome Brighouse Town to the Stafflex arena on Thursday Night, 7:45 kick off.

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