Lancaster 0-3 Liverpool
With neither team having yet lost a match, both Lancaster and Liverpool were up for this game and after chasing the geese off the pitch, the referee blew for kickoff.
Lancaster seemed to get off to a good start, opening with a good cross into the box by Jen Murphy, which was collected by the goalkeeper. 10 minutes later, Sue Wynes had a one-on-one with the keeper, but good Liverpool goalkeeping prevented a Lancaster goal.
In the 17th minute, Liverpool made their first attack on goal and with Lancaster starting to look sloppy, the Liverpool attacks continued until they were rewarded in the 35th minute with the first goal of the match.
Lancaster then decided to pick up their game and came close to equalising with a one-on-one with the goalkeeper from Caroline Murphy and an excellent opportunity for Sue Wynes being blown offside…at which point in the match, the referee appeared to be wearing a Liverpool shirt.
After halftime, Lancaster just couldn’t get back into the game and sloppy defending led to a Liverpool goal in the 71st minute, followed immediately by another straight from the centre. Lancaster managed to hold off further Liverpool goals, but were unable to get the ball into the Liverpool net before the fulltime whistle blew.
Lancaster University Women’s Football Team welcomed several new faces to the squad this season, after losing some experienced players at the end of last year.
The team quickly bonded together, however and they got off to a fantastic start to the season, winning their first two games 5-0 and 4-2 respectively. Unfortunately, the next two games did not go quite so well, however the team still occupies a very respectable third position in the table.
They also got through to the third round of the cup, with a 2-0 win in atrocious weather over Manchester Women’s Seconds and they are looking forward to beating Manchester Women’s Third team in the next round come January.
The team’s aims this season are to win both the league (after coming so close last season only to be defeated at the last hurdle) and the cup, proving that they are one of the best teams in the North West. They also look forward to winning against York in Roses, retaining their record of winning all three games. The entire team is training hard to achieve these aims.