Wakefield Women Maintain Position at the Top of North Div 1

Wakefield women had a very successful weekend. The 1st team travelled to Whitley Bay and came away with 3 points which maintains their position at the top of the EH North Conference. Rachael Dent opened the scoring for a Wakefield midway through the first half. Wakefield seemed to be in control until Whitley Bay equalised in the 55th minute. With the game appearing to be drawn, Wakefield won a penalty corner in the final minute. Rosie Tootell crashed the ball home to win. On Saturday Wakefield host second in the table, Loughborough Students at 1.30.

Wakefield 2nds continued their good vein of form with a hard earned win against Leeds University. Wakefield’s player of the match, Becky Hague, was called on to make an excellent save as the students had the first attack but the home side soon settled into their rhythm. In the fifth minute they were awarded a penalty corner. Vicki Green scored a the ball was slipped to the right. Wakefield continued to attack with Tilly Morgan causing several problems for the students’ defence. After a superb run from her defensive half she drove into the D and shot only to see the keeper make a very good save. Although Wakefield had much of the play in the first half the students did counter attack. Wakefield’s defence stood strong led by captain, Jo Hughes.

Wakefield Women 1st Team

Vivi Way prepares to intercept a pass in the game between Wakefield 2nds and Leeds a University

Wakefield forced more corners but couldn’t add to their score until Morgan drove in to the D and fired the ball home to double the score. At the other end Morgan made an excellent tackle to prevent the students from scoring from a penalty corner. The second half saw the students up the pace. Wakefield’s midfield and defence had to work very hard to keep them out and thanks to Hague making several excellent saves managed to hold them at bay. Wakefield maintain their position at the top of North Div 1. On Saturday they travel to Whitley Bay, second in the table.

Wakefield 3rds had a good win at Doncaster in a North Div 2. Goals from Lou Hague ensured a 2-1 victory. Meanwhile a very young 4th team travelled to Hull University. Hull scored in the opening minutes but Wakefield’s youngsters showed great maturity drawing the game 2-2. Both goals scored by Erin Kelly.