NWWRFL Division One South – Altrincham overcome physical battle whilst Curzon score SIXTEEN
Curzon Ashton provided the perfect response to last Sunday’s shock defeat to Chester by thrashing City of Liverpool SIXTEEN-one at Failsworth Sports Centre. It was 10-0 before the break as Nicole Howells opened the scoring on her way to a first half four goal haul and her first hat-trick for Curzon. Amy Smith completed her hat-trick shortly after half time and eventually added herself a fourth. Karen Wilknson earned herself a brace whilst teenager Mya Holmes got herself on the scoresheet. However, the day belonged to Paris Welsh who stole the show with five goals of her own to register the biggest win in the NWWRFL this season.
Altrincham ensured that they are still top of the Division One South thanks to a 2-1 victory away to Liverpool Feds Reserves that was overshadowed by a horrific challenge on Laura Dodds which saw the Altrincham forward take a boot to the face in the games opening stages. Altrincham were already one nil up by this stage thanks a Jess Hartopp goal on 17 minutes rounding two players before curling into the top corner.
It was Hartopp who provided the assist to double Altrincham’s lead on 66 minutes as she crossed into Shannon Billington who made it 2-0 with her placed finish. Feds pulled one back with two minutes remaining but it was Altrincham who held on to secure their fourth league win of the season.
West Didsbury & Chorlton registered their second win of their league campaign as they won 5-1 at Stockport Sports Village where they faced Stockport County Blues.
Northwich Vixens and Wythenshawe Amateurs played out a thriller at Park Stadium as the Vixens ran out 5-3 winners. The win gets Vixens off the mark for the season whilst the Ammies remain pointless. Didsbury and Chester played out a 0-0 draw at the Didsbury Sports Ground to leave them fourth and seventh respectively.
NWWRFL Premier Division – Stingers slip at home whilst FC United extend unbeaten record
Manchester Stingers missed their chance to keep in touch with the league leaders as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Fleetwood Town Wrens. The Wrens raced into an early two goal lead with Stingers pulling a goal back through Fran Hall and despite a second half they dominated were unable to find an equaliser. Stingers slip to 6th and welcome Tranmere Rovers to Kings Road next weekend.
At Broadhurst Park a Robin Taylor put Merseyrail 1-0 up at half time against FC United of Manchester. FC United pull levelled on 50 minutes through Jess Battle and were level through Sarah Chadwick on 64 minutes. The home side put the game to bed on 77 minutes through Corrie Mather with Battle adding her second in stoppage time. Three points leaves FC United third whilst maintaining their 100% record ahead of next Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Bridlington Rovers.
Other Premier Division Results:
Mossley Hill Athletic 4-0 Accrington Girls & Lads
Penrith 1-3 Wigan Athletic
Sir Tom Finney 2-4 Tranmere Rovers