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Ladies go goal crazy
Blackburn Rovers Ladies blitzed Yorkshire rivals Barnsley 14-1 to go five points clear at the top of the Northern Combination.
The Academy’s White Rose visitors currently lie rooted to the bottom of the table without a win to their name all season and Rovers’ superior quality certainly showed.
The majority of the goals came in the final 25 minutes, in particular a quick hat trick from substitute and new signing Sue Kenwright.
Boss Andy McNally said: “People often scoff when teams rack up such scores but you can only play what is in front of you and this league may eventually go down to goal difference.
“Barnsley had five first-team players out and it was perhaps our high fitness levels that ultimately told as the game wore on.”
Blackpool Wren Rovers 6 Barnsley Ladies 0
Blackpool Wren Rovers Ladies 6 Barnsley Ladies 0
Blackpool were keen to get back on track after the previous weeks loss at Scunthorpe and started brightly. They were 1–0 up within 10 minutes when Sarah Connolly got her first after latching on to a through ball and slotting under the keeper. Caroline Wilcock got a second for Wrens on 15 minutes when she saw the keeper off her line and lobbed her from 35 yards. Blackpool kept up the pressure and got a third before half time when Sarah Connolly again beat the offside trap and finished well. Blackpool went in at the break 3-0 up.
Blackpool were keen to add to their tally and on 60 minutes Sarah Connolly got her hatrick - player of the match Abby Pullen crossed the ball form the right wing and Sarah was there to finish it off. Caroline Wilcock got her second 5 minutes later when Connolly turned provider and laid the ball to Caroline Wilcock on the edge of the area for her to shot into top right hand corner. Tiffany Takeuchi rounded the scoring off on 80 minutes when Abby Pullen lashed the ball across the 6 yard box and Tiffany Takeuchi was there to place the ball into the net.
Blackpool are at home next week to Leeds Ladies at School Rd
Blackpool Wren Rovers Reserves 0 Penrith Ladies 6
Barnsley Ladies 2 Blackpool Wren Rovers 2
A hard fought game with both sides having chances in the first half. First blood however, went to Barnsley with Sam O'Brien scoring on 35 minutes.
Blackpool equalised on 58 minutes when Caroline Wilcock rounded the keeper and placed the ball into the bottom corner. Caroline Wilcock made it 1-2 five minutes later when player of the match Gemma Watson intercepted the kick from the keeper and Caroline Wilcock placed the ball into the net. Barnsley however got their equaliser on 80 minutes when Jess Burton managed to head the ball in from the far post. The game ended 2–2.
Blackpool are at home next week to Doncaster Parklands 2pm kick off.
Next seasons' training and matches will be held at Dorothy Hymann Sports and Athletics Club, Cudworth.
A new U21 team is also to be set up.
Barnsley Ladies FC
Barnsley Ladies Football Club was founded in 1988. The progression of Ladies football over the last two to three years has seen the number of members in the club increase dramatically. The club currently has two teams.
The First Team play in the Northern Combination League. The Reserves play in the Yorkshire and Humberside Division One West. The Club is always looking to recruit new members. Any Ladies or girls who wish to come along to training on a Wednesday evening with a view to joining the Club are more than welcome. A new U21 team is to be set up.
Training is currently held on Wednesday evenings (8pm) at Barnsley FC's Academy astro turf and all home games are currently played at Wombwell Recreation Ground, Wombwell. For season 2004/05 training and matches will be held at Dorothy Hymann Sports and Athletics Club, Cudworth.
HULL CITY v Barnsley
The Tigresses put in a gutsy performance to beat a well organised Barnsley side 3-0 at Inglemire Lane on Sunday. All the goals came in the first half with strikes from Sophie Dewar, Amy Carver and Joe Symington.
Sub Nicky Ridley nearly made it 4 with a superb second half shot that was tipped onto the crossbar by the keeper.
This result keeps City in top spot but second placed Leeds CV are unbeaten with games in hand.
ResultHull City 3 Barnsley 0
Barnsley 9–0 Crook Town
Barnsley Romp... Yes Romp To Victory!Barnsley Ladies continued climbing the league table thrashing Crook Town 9-0 with Nicki Wilde scoring a hat-trick in half an hour.
Gord made a few inspired changes to the team with Jess Moran, Caz Allott and Holleigh Marsh all starting. Crook were determined to improve their struggling league form and bounce back after The Lady Reds had beat them 5-0 the previous week.
Both teams started quietly and the breakthrough came from the home side as Jess Moran had acres of space and confidently fired into the bottom corner with a first time effort across goal.
Caz soon added to her tally when she cut inside a shaky Crook defence and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner for 2-0.
Crook struggled to uphold the intense Barnsley pressure and didn’t really threat Kath between the sticks. Ruth looked comfortable at the back giving Joicey the licence to push forward. Barges lead the changed back four to great effect, and used her confidence to play the ball out of defence.
The goals soon came in quick succession when centre back Holleigh Marsh rose highest (like a salmon I was told) to connect a well-timed header into the net from a corner for 3-0.
Caz got her second of the game when she confidently chipped in the fourth over the advancing ‘keeper after good work from Jonesy.
The away side had an uphill battle to get back into the game as Barnsley were hungry for more. Lil terrier Leigh added the fifth with a thumping effort that rocketed into the roof of the net. Barnsley were cruising… woo hoo
Stan was accomplished and showed discipline at the back, offering Jess the odd overlap and the goals just kept a coming as Jess Moran reacted first at the backpost to tap-in for 6-0 with Crook’s right hand side being torn apart by The Lady Reds.
Nicki Wilde came on and wasted no time in putting her name on the scoresheet when she pounced on a throughball and beat the ‘keeper netting in off the post. Nicki was on hand again to punish the shattered Crook defence with a deft touch, on the half volley into the top corner.
Barnsley then welcomed the much anticipated return of Amy Proctor who, after a lengthy spell out with injury, slotted in comfortably and provided the home side with more attacking options.
Nicki soon completed her hat-trick when she received a short corner from Hayley Paterson, turned in the box, sidestepped a defender and struck a low shot inside the near post to finish off the rout for 9-0.
Barnsley climb to third with games in hand and everything to play for, they entertain Lumley next Sunday.
Words and detail added by Bev Smith
Blyth Town 2-2 Barnsley LFC
Blyth Equalise In Last Kick Of The Game
Barnsley suffered a sucker-punch in the dying seconds to draw 2-2 with Blyth Town. For lengthy periods, the Reds dominated possession and were twice infront but Blyth battled hard and rode their luck with two late equalisers to earn a point.
Leigh Harvey struck some verocious shots testing the keeper early on but after several openings Barnsley just could not finish off in the final third.
After half-time, both teams dug in for the lucky break and it was the Lady Reds who struck first. Sue Elrington made a surging run down the right channel, beat her marker and cut-back the ball which Becky Hale met first time and slotted in the opener.
Blyth had some half chances, never giving up and their persistence paid off late on when a lofted cross-come-shot beat Barnsley's near post and crepped in for the equaliser.
After Barnsley upped the "memento" (Calvert: 2005), they capitalised on Blyth's tired legs and Sue Elrington was on hand to slot in the second in the last ten minutes which looked to have sent the game out of reach for the home side.
However... In the last minute Blyth's number 10 found half a yard and fired in from close range to level the scores with the last kick of the game. God dang.
Barnsley are hosts to league leaders Leeds Development next Sunday.
Barnsley Beat League Leaders!
Barnsley LFC 2 v 1 Leeds Development
The Lady Reds came away with 3 points beating Leeds Development 2-1 with strikes from Sue and Jonesy.
Barnsley started a little nervously but managed to get in at Leeds Development's defence with Becky Hale and Sue being closely marked from the get go. Leigh Harvey proved difficult to shift off the ball and never shirked a tackle. Jess Woodward slotted into her first start of the campaign easily, with Bev Smith providing a dangerous outlet for Joicey on the left.
Leeds gradually got into the game and had a lot of possession but no real threats infront of goal. Saying that, It was the away side who opened the scoring with the first real chance of the game when their striker found space in the box and lobbed the advancing Ruthy for 1-0.
The battles were won in midfield and Barnsley sprayed the ball to both wings well for Grace and Joicey to pressure Leeds' back four. Barnsley regained control of the game towards the end of the half and had some dangerous set pieces from Joicey and Becky Hale cleared to relieve the Leeds defence.
Sue Elrington proved why she is Barnsley's leading scorer when a corner wasn't dealt with and the ball fell for her to turn and confidently half volley past Leeds' illuminous 'keeper for 1-1 on the stroke of halftime.
Half timeBarnsley had a much better second half and piled on pressure with Joicey twice going close and a mazey run from Stan, sent the defence every which way, but her shot flew inches past the near post.
On the hour mark Becky Hale was controversially denied an equaliser when she beat the wall with a low drive past the 'keeper, only for the ref to say the HUGE deflection didn't happen and therefore the 'indirect 'freekick' didn't count....hmm
Still Barnsley ploughed on and when rarely called upon Ruth Collis announced her first game in the net by pouncing on a close range effort from Leeds and instilled more confidence throughout the team as the Lady Reds took control.
It was another dangerous corner from Joicey that finally saw the ball finish in the back of Leeds' net with a well taken volley from Jonesy and the away side looked defeated at 2-1.
Barnsley shut up shop with Barges and Jonesy clearing any half-hearted attempts from Leeds and a tense 6 minutes of injury time saw the Lady Reds walk away with all 3 points!
Doncaster Parklands 3 v 2 BARNSLEY LFC (AET)
Donny Win In Extra Time
Hayley Paterson Monday, October 17, 2005 18:10 GMT
Barnsley LFC were unlucky not to progress into the next stages of the cup with a controversial goal separating the two sides which saw Donny win in extra time.
Donny started the better of the two sides and the sharpness on the ball was evident from the Combination outfit. As Barnsley settled down, the home side struck the bar on two occasions before firing in the opener from a free header to make it 1-0. Jess Moran volleyed in a peach of a goal only for the linesman to disallow it but Barnsley pushed on.
Barnsley upped the tempo and shocked Donny with Sue Elrington and Caz Allott causing problems for their back four. After half-time Barnsley looked the better of the two sides and Catherine Stainthorpe came on to add more direct play for the Lady Reds. It was her shot that the keeper parried only for top scorer Sue to pounce on the loose ball and give Barnsley a well deserved equaliser.
Doncaster pushed forward and a string of fine saves from Barnsley’s shot stopper, Ruth Collis, kept the scores at bay. A lucky bounce fell kindly to Doncaster’s striker who toe-poked in what seemed the killer blow for the away side. boo hiss boo
Barnsley showed promise and determination and their perseverance paid off when Leigh Harvey struck an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner sending the game into extra time.
Both teams seemed nervous and just as the game looked to be going to penalties, Doncaster seized on one of many controversial refereeing decisions to beat the offside trap and slot the winner into the back of the net.
Barnsley didn't give up and stunned the home side with their determined attitude, but it was not their day and the game ended 3-2.
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