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Second Win for Tenbury Ladies

Tenbury Ladies 2 – Kidderminster Ladies 1

On a very hot afternoon in Kidderminster, Tenbury Ladies produced a 2-1 win over their opponents in Kidderminster. It followed a fantastic 3-1 victory over a team of men at Leominster last week. Despite changes to the line up with existing members and new players, the Tenbury Ladies gelled together extremely well as a team. As always, Rachel Croxton provided strength in the centre of the field and controlled play very effectively. The first half was dominated by the visitors scoring two goals within five minutes mid way through the first half. Both came from short corners. Jess Preece scored with a terrific strike from the left and Sarah Morgan scored the second with a powerful shot when the ball was cleverly passed to the right.

In the second half Tenbury came under greater pressure but the defence held out despite conceding a goal mid way through the half. Anna, who made her debut appearance, Jo Broom and Jo Turvey all played with great determination and quashed the pressure of the Kidderminster attack. Kailee Hurdiss in goal was brave and skilful. There were a number of spectacular runs by the Tenbury forwards who came very close to scoring on several occasions, with some great bursts of speed by ……… and interchanging of passes. Tenbury Ladies thoroughly deserved their win, which has given their season an excellent start.

Presentations were recently made to club members for their work last season. Kailee Hurdiss received “Player of the Year” with her outstanding goal-keeping skills. Rachel Croxton, Captain of the Team received “Players Player of the Year”, Emma Hillhouse received the “Committee Person of the Year” and Jessica Selfe received “The Most Improved Young Player of the Year Award”. Sarah Nightingale and Oli Linto were congratulated for reaching the final trials of the Under 17 West of England Squad and Sarah was selected for the final 24 of the England U16 squad.

Third Win for Tenbury Ladies

Tenbury Ladies 5 – Kington Ladies 0

Tenbury Ladies completed their third win of the season when they defeated Kington Ladies 5-0 at Bridge Street. This was another strong and very efficient performance and probably their best of the season so far. The team included …… and ….. making their debut for the club, both of whom had fine games. The match was played at a fast pace from the whistle resulting in flowing play by Tenbury, which led to many opportunities for goals. However, the visiting goalkeeper, who was outstanding pulled off a string of excellent saves to keep her team in the game. However the accurate interchanging of passes by the Tenbury forwards led to some brilliant goals from open play. Rachel Croxton produced a superb angled shot following a devastating run through the opposition defence. There was a growing sense of confidence as the game progressed and with fast, accurate passing goals from Becky Toone and Amy Ewuen were scored. Nikki Edwards and Emma Hillhouse scored two further goals from short corners, both of which resulted from clever switching direction of attack. The strong and very experienced Tenbury defence ensured that their opponents had limited opportunities on goal with particularly tight marking and strong clearance hitting. The style and enjoyment with which the game was played justified the emphatic win they achieved. Everyone worked hard for the success and it is apparent that the regular skills training under the direction of coach Alan Ellis is paying great dividends.