Women's Team

Albion Women 4 Huddersfield Town Women 2

Albion Women returned to winning ways in the National League Northern Premier with a 4-2 victory over Huddersfield Town Women.

Tash Tezgel and Shannon Stamps scored their first goals for the Club, whilst Nat Murray and Leigh Dugmore both scored second half headers to give the Baggies all three points.

The two sides both had decent chances to take the lead early on but Albion’s Keeley Davies and the Terriers’ Ellie White both saw efforts go over the bar.

The Baggies took the lead halfway through the first period.

Tezgel, who was the only change to the side coming into the game, found herself in space just inside the area when the ball fell to her feet from a corner and fired Albion into the lead with a low effort.

The visitors grew into the half though and almost drew level when Sarah Danby had the ball in the back of the net, only to be denied by the Assistant Referee’s flag who adjudged her offside.

They were all square not long after though when Lucy Sowerby rose highest from a corner to draw the teams level.

And shortly before the break, the visitors took the lead. Albion failed to clear from a free kick and Vicky Abbott reacted quickest to put Huddersfield ahead.

Albion came out firing in the second period with Dugmore striking the post and firing wide with a separate effort in the first five minutes of the half.

Jade Arber also came close for the Baggies but it was Vanessa Kinnerley in goal that kept Albion in the game.

She saved superbly when goalscorer Sowerby was through on goal to keep the deficit at just one.

Only two minutes later Albion drew level when Nat Murray produced a pinpoint header from Hannah George’s free kick.

And it was five minutes later that Albion regained the lead in the game.

Another excellent delivery from George, this time from a corner, was met by Dugmore who headed across goal and to put Louis Sowe’s side in front with half an hour remaining.

As the game wore on Huddersfield became stretched as they searched for a winner, and that’s when the Baggies pounced and got their fourth.

Arber was put through on goal and squared to substitute Stamps who coolly finished beyond Lauren Joyce to make the advantage two.

Albion safely negotiated the remainder of the game to come away with all three points.

They now sit in seventh in the table, one point behind Huddersfield.

Albion: Kinnerley; Jewitt, Elsmore, Owen, George (c); Tezgel (Orthodoxou 47), Nymoen (Greaves 70), Murray, Davies, Dugmore (Stamps 80); Arber

Subs: McIntosh, James