Saturday 30 Jan 2016
Harrogate 0 Wakefield Ladies 2nds 2
After a 3 week break, Wakefield returned to the pitch at Harrogate and came away with 3 well deserved points. The visitors started strongly, winning two penalty corners, but failed to score. Harrogate counter attacked only to be thwarted by good defending. Within minutes, Wakefield scored thanks to a great run from Lou Corkill. The initial shot was saved, but persistent backing up saw Harriet White force the ball over the line. Wakefield worked hard to add to the score while at the other end keeper Becky Hague was called on to make a very good save after a rare Harrogate attack. The second half saw Wakefield striving to double their lead but the home side defended well while mounting some dangerous attacks at the other end. Keeper Hague was called on to make another save to ensure a clean sheet. With time running out, Georgie Lewis won the ball outside the Harrogate D beat several players before scoring a second goal to secure 3 vital points.
Sunday 31 Jan 2016
Lymm 0 Wakefield Ladies 2nds 3
Wakefield returned to the top of North Division 1 with a hard earned win at Lymm. The home side started the stronger with Lymm shooting wide followed by Beccky Hague making an excellent save. Wakefield weathered the storm and quickly turned the game around. Good team work won possession and from midfield, Lou Corkill broke into the D and opened the scoring with a fine shot. With the midfield and forwards working well together, Wakefield kept the home defence under pressure. One of these attacks led to a second goal as Georgie Lewis worked around the base line and placed the ball past a stranded keeper. Towards the end of the first half, Wakefield’s domination gained them some penalty corners but they failed to capitalise. However, from open play Corkill drove into the D again. Her shot was saved but Julia Butterworth shot with her back to goal to end the half with a third goal. Wakefield dominated the second half. Alice Blades proved a handful for the home side, often breaking down the right, setting up several good attacks. She was voted Wakefield’s player of the match. On Saturday Wakefiled host Whitley Bay at 3:00 pm.