Women's Team

Albion Women 4-1 Huddersfield Town

Albion Women celebrate after scoring against Huddersfield

Albion Women earned a thoroughly-deserved 4-1 win at The Hawthorns against Huddersfield Town in the FAWNL on Sunday afternoon.

Captain Hannah George bagged a brace, with Simran Jhamat and Jannelle Straker also finding the net in a game which saw the visitors reduced to ten.

The Albion skipper George got the hosts up and running in front of a healthy crowd in B71, converting a free-kick from all of 25 yards.

Siobhan Hodgetts-Still’s side created plenty of further opportunities in the opening 45 as Mariam Mahmood and Jhamat shaved the upright with efforts.

But Jhamat wasn’t to be denied her first Baggies goal and bundled home at the near post after meeting a clipped cross from the captain.

Hannah George (right) is congratulated by team-mates after scoring on Sunday

And George could’ve made it 3-0 before the break when Albion were awarded a penalty, however her spot-kick was saved by Terriers stopper Imogen Maguire moments before the whistle.

Huddersfield’s Beth Ibbotson was sent-off after picking up her second yellow card of the afternoon, but despite that dismissal, the visitors halved the deficit early in the second period when Feiruz Abdullahi squeezed the ball inside Lucy Jones’ near post.

The Baggies restored their two-goal advantage shortly after though, and it was George on target once again, firing beyond Maguire to make it 3-1.

The best strike was saved for the final goal of the game. Substitute Straker let fly from 30 yards and saw her effort loop over Maguire’s head and into the back of the net to round-off an impressive showing.

Albion had a couple of chances to add to their tally, but George, Olivia Rabjohn and then Phoebe Warner were unable to make it five.

ALBION: Jones; Reynolds (Brown 73), Green, Newell, George; Evans (Bennett-Steele 77), Orthodoxou (Loydon 63); Jhamat (Dudley-Jones 73), Warner, Rabjohn; Mahmood (Straker 63).