Charlotte Bagshaw reports on a superb win in the Jubilee Cup.
Wycombe Wanderers Ladies 4-0 Southampton Women’s Reserves
4th February 2018
Last Sunday saw Wycombe Ladies take on Southampton Reserves in their third Jubilee Cup group game of the season. Having lost both of their first two Jubilee Cup group stage games, the Blues were fired up and ready to get some points on the board.
Wycombe kicked off on a blisteringly cold afternoon in Flackwell Heath and looked to try and work the ball as well as they had the previous week against Wokingham and Embrook FC. Southampton started strong however and looked like they might dominate play with some slick passing and movement.
Wycombe matched them though after taking a few minutes to get into their stride, maintaining possession in Southampton’s half for long periods of time. They managed to break the deadlock after 25 minutes when an in-form Tara Woodward latched onto the end of Charlotte Bagshaw’s through ball and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper to make it 1-0 to the Blues.
Wycombe’s appetite for goals was growing as they heaped the pressure on Southampton before half time with some wonderful football all over the pitch, Southampton unable to create any sort of attacking play. The score at half time however remained 1-0 to Wycombe.
The second half began much the same as the first with Southampton looking alive and ready to cause Wycombe some problems. But Wycombe soon sussed them out and managed to make it 2-0 on the hour mark as Tara Woodward added her second goal with a fine header from Abi Canvin’s tempting cross. From this point on Wycombe were in full stride and managed to net another on 67 minutes when Katie Hudson assisted Woodward who secured her hat-trick with a right footed shot into the bottom corner.
Wycombe's job now was simply to keep possession and hold on for a clean sheet in the closing stages of the match, this seemed very likely as Southampton were barely in the game. There was just enough time for Abi Canvin to score a fourth for Wycombe with a well struck volley into the bottom left corner on 86 minutes.
Manager Andy Mcintosh was extremely pleased with his side's performance and the continued progression they are making. Player of the Match went to Tara Woodward for the second week running due to securing a well-deserved hat-trick.
The Blues’ next game is away to Fleet Town in the Jubilee Cup on 18th February. The Ladies beat Fleet 9-2 last month so will be looking for another big win.
Team; Whitmee, Dean, Hudson, Newberry, Bagshaw, Robinson, Messitt, O’Connor, Woodward, Inniss, Jones, Canvin and Jenkins.
Photo by PRiME Media Images.