Women's Team

Albion women suffer Forest defeat

Albion were knocked out of the FA Women's Premier League Cup in the first round after suffering a 5-0 defeat away to Nottingham Forest Ladies.

A young Baggies side fielding seven changes from last weekend's draw with Derby started the game brightly forcing former stopper Bec Thomas into a couple of fine saves early on.

Stamps' powerful low drive was well held by the Forest keeper before Burton's close-range toe-poke was tipped behind by Thomas as Albion kept up the pressure.

Yet it was the hosts who struck twice in the final five minutes of the first-half to turn the game on its head.

Niki Emery's cooly taken finish from a Natasha Hudson slide rule pass put Forest ahead before Hudson turned from provider to scorer slotting home after being played through by Holmes. 

Trina Greaves made it 3-0 in the 48th minute firing into the roof of the net from close-range.

Albion fell further behind with twenty minutes remaining when Samantha Conroy was on hand to thump the ball past Hollie Nelson following a mad scramble inside the six-yard box.

And the Baggies miserable day was complete in the final minute when Niki Emery collected her brace after finding space to fire into the bottom corner. 

Albion: Nelson, Finn, Moore, Burton (c), Green, H.Price, Kikomeko (Bacciochi 55), Vincze (L.Price 63), James, Stamps, Buckmire.

Subs: Dale, Finch

Albion host Wolves Women on Tuesday, 17th October 2017 in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division. Kick off 7.30pm at Boldmere St Michaels FC.
Ticket details can be found @WBAWomen or Facebook.com/AlbionLadies