Huntington Rovers Ladies 2 – 8 Guisborough Town Ladies
|19/05/2020||18:00||North Riding Womens Premier League||2020/21|
On Wednesday evening Guisborough kept on track for the league title by comfortably beating Huntington Ladies away.
Guisborough had a slow start to the first half, although they had the majority of possession and created lots of chances, it took till 19 minutes to score. Charlotte Walker’s pass to Mary Barnard beat the offside trap and left her one-on-one with the goalkeeper, an opportunity that Mary does not miss, making it 0-1 to Guisborough. Ten minutes later, Louise Skiba’s cross from the right found Olivia Bullock who then turned the defender and took a shot from 18 yards out, beating the keeper. Huntington pulled one back before half time to give Guisborough a scare and something to think about in the second half.
After a stern half time talk from manager Paul Hoskin, the ladies came out fighting and turned the game around. Charlotte Sellstrom’s cross from the right found Ellie Todd up top who headed the ball into space then pulled the trigger with a volley shot, looping the ball into the top corner. Some nifty footwork by Charlotte Sellstrom shook off Huntington’s defenders, allowing her to take a shot and score Guisborough’s fourth. After her fantastic individual goal, Charlotte Sellstrom was in on the action again by assisting Emma Walton’s goal, coming from a good run down the left and slotting it into the bottom corner. Toni Dooley assisted Charlotte Walker’s brilliant goal which was taken from outside the 18 yard box and curled into the top right corner. Huntington were awarded a penalty at 75 minutes after Olivia Jeal handballed the ball in the box. The home teams striker only just beat Guisborough’s keeper Sophie Mansfield with a low shot to the right. The final two goals of the game were scored by Louise Skiba in two almost identical goals. The first was flicked on by Ellie Todd and after a short drive the shot was placed into the bottom left. The second was put on a plate for Louise after Olivia Jeal’s pinpoint pass and the quick shot went under Huntington’s keeper making the final score 2-8.
Another fantastic performance by the ladies team moves them to the top of the league on goal difference. Positivity can be drawn from the number of different goal scorers within the team that can be called upon to win games. There were many stand out performances, namely Charlotte Walker and Olivia Jeal who have played excellent in the last few games. Manager Paul Hoskin decided to award Player of the Match to Charlotte Sellstrom for her work ethic throughout the full 90 minutes, her passion and determination helped turn the game around and come back with the three points.
Next game is away against York St Johns on Sunday. Guisborough need to win and to build on their goal difference to ensure the title can be theirs. Come on Guisborough!!
|Hopgrove Playing Fields|