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Offline Betty Blue

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CITY v Newcastle
« on: November 06, 2010, 11:38:11 PM »
”City put Magpies into a Flap”

City continued their unbeaten league form with an impressive 4-0 thumping of the Magpies on a bleak Sunday afternoon in the North East.
Man City Ladies started the game on the same high tempo that put paid to Villa’s efforts the week previous and as close as the 2nd minute of the game were testing Newcastle’s keeper with a shot from Krystle Johnson following a City corner. Two minutes later City broke the deadlock when Becky Grocott headed home to give City the lead 1-0.

Newcastle rallied them selves and got back into the game for a short period until Johnson got on the end of a long pass from Lindsay Savage to go one on one with the keeper with only one winner 2-0 to city with only 37 minutes gone. The game was almost put beyond Newcastle’s reach when Fliss Middleton headed home a 3rd City goal 5 minutes from the break only to have the goal disallowed for an alleged push on the keeper.  2-0 Half Time.

The second half started much the same with City dominating possession and being allowed to play their passing game. 15 minutes in City’s Sarah Danby made it 3-0 with the second header of the game, just 8 minutes later Becky Grocott got her second and City’s fourth goal when she coolly converted  a low cross from the right wing to beat the keeper at the far post.

City continued to dominate the game allowing the City manager to use his 3 subs keeping the team fresh, however Abbie McManus twisted her knee and was unable to continue with 5 minutes to go leaving City to play the game out with only 10 players.

Team : Andrea Worrall, Kelly Mclellan, Fliss Middleton, Abbie McManan, Danni Lea (Fran Champ 76) Sarah Danby, Becky Lea, Lindsay Savage, Levi Wesley (Ellena Turner 72) Becky Grocott (Lauren Beckford 83) Krystal Johnson

Leigh Wood said "It was a good three points today, in what could have been a tough game. We dominated from start to finish scoring 4 very good goals. We now look forward to Leeds Vixens away next week, well done ladies."

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Re: CITY v Newcastle
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 12:19:14 AM »
This pleases me.. oh c'mon after last weeks men's disaster something's got to  :P
"Sunderland have got a girl up front who is clinical - Beth Mead is one of the best strikers in the country, let alone our division - and it showed today." - Aston Villa Ladies Head Coach Joe Hunt