Women's Team

Albion Women 4 Hull City Ladies 2

Albion Women came from behind twice to defeat Hull City Ladies 4-2 in the National League Northern Premier.

Hattie James scored in the first half but Albion went into the break behind.

But second half goals from Keeley Davies, Evie Gallop and Leigh Dugmore completed the comeback to give Louis Sowe’s side the three points at Wolverhampton University.

The away side started the quicker and went ahead in the opening 10 minutes, attacker Emily Smith poking beyond Vanessa Kinnerley after beating the ‘keeper to the ball when put through on goal.

The Baggies battled back into the game and were level after half an hour. Hattie James was on hand to convert from close range after Nat Murray fired across goal from the right.

The scores only remained level for a matter of minutes.

Hull were back in front courtesy of Harley Skinner and an effort from 25 yards that flew into the top corner out of Kinnerley’s reach.

Albion’s stopper was then called into action to prevent a third, smartly saving from a Smith effort from the right to deny the striker a second.

It was Louis Sowe’s substitutes that changed the game.

Dugmore was introduced at half time, with Gallop and Jade Arber coming into the game on the hour mark.

Albion played with more urgency as the game wore on and it was the ever-reliable number 10 Davies that got the equaliser.

A headed clearance from a corner fell to the midfielder and she curled a wonderful 25-yard effort into the top corner.

The visitors almost went ahead again with 10 minutes to go but Hannah George’s last-ditch clearance prevented Smith from tapping in after she had rounded Kinnerley.

It was seven minutes from time that Albion took the lead for the first time in the game.

Gallop turned her marker from a throw in on the right and similarly to Davies, curled a fantastic left-footed effort from distance beyond Megan Cooke in the Tigresses’ net.

The visitors were then reduced to 10 players after Florence Pegrum was shown a red card and saw a penalty awarded to Albion after denying a goal bound effort with her hand from a corner.

They were then disadvantaged to nine as the opposing captain, Jo Symington was shown a yellow card and sent to the sin bin for her protests.

Substitute Dugmore stepped up to take the penalty and slotted away to secure the three points for Albion.

Albion: Kinnerley; Jewitt, Elsmore, Owen, George (c); Orthodoxou, Tezgel (Dugmore 45), Murray, Davies, Stamps (Gallop 60); James (Arber 60)

Subs: Nymoen, Benford