Wakefield missed an opportunity to move 5 points clear of North Division 1 with a draw at Whitley Bay. The visitors started well winning 2 penalty corners in the opening minutes but were unable to score. However Boo Ward played a great ball out of defence which found Vicki Green free on the right. Green drove into the Whitley Bay D before passing to Julia Butterworth, who tipped the ball in for the opening goal. Unfortunately the home side equalised minutes later with a scrappy goal. In a hard fought game Wakefield came closest to scoring the winner with player of the match, Poppy McDermott causing problems in midfield. Butterworth had a good shot saved and Harriet White came close when one on one with the keeper, who made a good save.
Wakefield host Harrogate on Saturday. Push back 3.00 pm