Women's Team

Albion Women 3-1 Liverpool Feds

An image of Albion Women in action against Liverpool Feds

Albion Women made it back-to-back league wins with a 3-1 victory against Liverpool Feds on Sunday afternoon.

Shannon Stamps and Hannah George gave the Baggies a two-goal lead at half time before Lucy Newell picked up her first Albion goal in the second period.

At the other end, Charlotte Clarke made a great save from the penalty spot in the first 45 to stop the visitors from gaining momentum.

The result moves Albion up to eighth in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division.

After their 2-0 win at home to Boldmere St Michaels earlier in the week, Head Coach Jenny Sugarman named an unchanged side.

The visitors started on the front foot, creating a flurry of chances to put Albion under pressure.

But midway through the half, the Baggies came back and opened the scoring thanks to Stamps, who latched onto a corner.

Goalkeeper Clarke was called back into action soon after, making two fine stops from distance.

Then, eight minutes from the break, Feds were awarded a penalty - yet Clarke came to the rescue again, making another great save.

And seconds before the interval Albion found another through a George free kick – her second goal in two games – whipping the ball to the far post.

Feds rallied straight after half-time and got one back via another penalty. This time Ellie Fletcher dispatched the spot kick to half the deficit.

They continued to put pressure on the Albion goal but Clarke stood firm to frustrate the Feds attack, controlling her area brilliantly and denying any real opportunities from set pieces.

With 15 minutes to go, a mix up at the back almost gave Albion a goal. The third eventually come, though, from the resulting corner - Newell poked the ball in from the close range to claim her maiden senior Albion goal.

As the game drew to a close, Liverpool Feds were reduced to ten players when Beth Donoghue received a red card.

With the numeric advantage, Albion looked to add to their tally but Feds 'keeper Rachael Darbyshire did well to deny them late on.

Albion will hope for a similar result next Sunday as they face Liverpool Feds in the league again at Jericho Lane.

Albion: Clarke, George (C), Loydon, Green, Cole, Pugh (Embley 70), Crackle, Stamps (Bennett-Steele 75), Davies (Walklett 85), Evans (Timms 80), Newell.

Subs: Miller.