University of Chester 5-2 University of Liverpool
UOC Women’s Football picked up their first win of the season on Wednesday 16 November, comfortably defeating University of Liverpool 2s 5-2.
Despite taking a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes through Louise Harding and Shaney Bond, most of the work to be done in the first half was on the defensive side.
The opposition endured long spells of possession and chances, but stellar goalkeeping
from Vilde Steinsland kept the two-goal cushion intact.
Bond then managed to bag her second of the game just a few minutes before half time, slotting past the keeper and off the post.
The second half saw a much more open game, with chances for both teams throughout.
Chester managed to increase their lead through Evie Jowett halfway through the second half, before Talia Morrison comfortably tucked away a cross by Alisha Wright to make it five.
Liverpool managed just two goals late in the game, failing to spark any kind of comeback, but preventing a clean sheet for Chester.
After the match, Hermione Gorman said “We played pretty well, but there were a few problems here and there.”
“It’s just something we need to work on as a team, but overall, we’re very happy with the performance.”
Gorman and the team were also very happy to have ‘broken the curse’ that has plagued the start of their season. Despite remaining unbeaten so far, all three of their previous games have finished 3-3.
In Chester’s next match, they will play at home to Liverpool John Moore’s Women’s 2s on Wednesday 30th November at 3:00pm.
Photos courtesy of K Featherstone Photography.
Written by Billy Morrell