Wycombe Wanderers Ladies are looking for a return to winning ways when they take on Southampton Women's Reserves in the Jubilee Cup group stage on Sunday afternoon.
Andy McIntosh's side are in action at Lane End Playing Fields (HP14 3JR), kicking off at 2pm - admission is free and all are welcome.
Last weekend they suffered a narrow loss, as Christina O'Connor and Emma Newberry describe...
Wycombe Wanderers Ladies 1 – 2 Wokingham and Emmbrook
28th January 2018
Wycombe were left rueing a host of missed chances as the Sumas held onto a lucky 2-1 victory.
The Blues had a change of location from Lane End to the Flackwell College 3G due to weather. The ladies train on Flackwell’s 3G and therefore felt confident about the game in hand.
From the off, Wycombe began to press Wokingham and Emmbrook (also known as the ‘Sumas’) and made some promising attempts on goal. Unfortunately, in the 13th and 15th minute, Sumas made two crosses which sadly found the back of goalkeeper Amy Batkin’s net. It was tough luck on the home side, who had hit the bar before the break through from Katie Hudson’s power strike from defence.
Wycombe strikers Kitty Jones and Tara Woodward whistled numerous shots wide or at the Sumas goalkeeper before Woodward finally found the back of the net in the 40th minute with a well-earned team goal that split the visiting defence.
For the majority of the game it was the visitors who found themselves pinned back deep inside their own half with Wycombe applying constant pressure but painfully there was no end product!
Charlotte Bagshaw then had a chance to head the home side to an equaliser when she met a corner unopposed, but directed her header over the bar. Manager Andy McIntosh commented at the end of the game that there were lots of positives throughout.
The ladies were fortunate enough to have Matt Bloomfield take a training session the previous Tuesday in which lots of the training was demonstrated during the 90 minutes as the Blues showed confidence on the ball and off the ball.
Sumas had no shots on target the whole match and won through two lucky crosses. The ladies train on Tuesday evenings and will go back to the drawing board as they prepare to face Southampton Reserves in the Jubilee Cup at home (Lane End, The Row, HP14 3JR).
Team: Batkin, Dean, Hudson, Newberry, Bagshaw, Robinson, Messitt, O’Connor, Woodward, Inniss, Jones, Povey and Potts.