Guisborough Town Ladies 7 – 2 York St. John University Women’s
|North Riding Womens Premier League
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Guisborough scored a whopping 7 goals against second placed York St John’s this afternoon in warm and breezy conditions.
Nerves were calmed early on for Guisborough who scored after only three minutes in the first half. Mary Barnard assisted and Olivia Bullock beat the offside trap to face the keeper, slipping the ball under her dive. The lead doubled less than 5 minutes later, this time it was Mary’s turn to score.
Emma Walton’s run down the right and subsequent cross flew right across the 18 yard box and found Mary unmarked on the left. Her shot was fired into the top of the net, leaving York’s keeper with no chance but to watch it fly by. After 30 minutes Olivia Jeal turned provider by passing the ball over the defence and into the run of Ellie Todd who controlled it with her head and volleyed it beyond the keeper. Final goal of the half was a superb individual goal by Charlotte Sellstrom who danced through numerous York defenders to take a shot, beating the keeper at her near post.
Half Time: 4-0
Guisborough took a little more time to get into the game in the second half but managed to break down York’s defence in the 66th minute. Charlotte Sellstrom’s pass to Emma Walton gave her a goal scoring opportunity and she took this by shooting across goal and into the bottom left corner. York pulled one back with a great run by their attacker, dribbling it past Guisborough’s defence and beating goalkeeper Gemma ‘Lefty’ Pollock with her shot. Guisborough responded by scoring again, this time from a corner that fell to Louise Skiba, setting Olivia Jeal up to shoot at close range. York got another to close the gap after a corner, the clearance fell to a York player whose looping header dropped in at the near corner, despite Toni Dooley’s and Lefty’s attempt at a goal line clearance. Guisborough’s final goal came from Emma Walton’s second assist, putting in a low cross which Ellie Todd scored by shooting first time to get her brace.
Full Time: 7-2
A great team performance by all involved kept the pressure on the league, adding three points to Guisborough’s season tally. Special mention to Emma Walton and Charlotte Walker who both were on the end of some crunching tackles but did not lose their heads and played outstandingly. Player of the Match was awarded to Grace Manders for her consistent good performances over the last few games, adding another this afternoon playing in different positions but always giving it her best. Well done Grace!
Next week Guisborough are playing Huntington away, this may change but we will update you when we know. The ladies will be hoping for all three points from these old rivals who have only managed one win from 11.
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