Women's Team

Boldmere 1-2 Albion Women

Albion Women celebrate a goal against Boldmere

Albion Women made it back-to-back wins with a hard-fought victory away at local rivals Boldmere St Michaels on Tuesday evening.

Head Coach Jenny Sugarman made just one change to the XI who beat Loughborough Lightning last weekend, as Sophie Tudor came in for the injured Abi Loydon.

But the hosts made a stronger start and went ahead inside 10 minutes through Lois Jeffries’ low finish.

The Baggies were able to hit back quickly, though. Tudor found space on the left and played a looping ball for Shannon Stamps to brilliantly head over the Boldmere goalkeeper – netting her third in two games.

Ten minutes before the break Albion were saved by the woodwork when Boldmere headed a dangerous cross onto the post.

And just after the interval Sugarman’s team were then helped by the frame of the goal– Hannah George’s long-range strike rattling into the back of the net off the underside of the bar.

In what proved to be a very physical contest, Boldmere continued to keep Albion on their toes heading into the final 15 minutes.

First Jeffries curled an effort towards the top corner, forcing Charlotte Clarke to produce a fantastic fingertip save, before the Baggies’ No.1 came to the rescue again to bravely deny a very late equaliser at close-range.

The win takes Albion up to fourth in the table ahead of their next match against AFC Fylde.

Albion: Clarke, Brown, Crackle, Davies, George (C), Warner, Evans, Walklett, Tudor, Stamps, Straker (81 Arber).

Substitutes: Haydn-Jones, Stubbs, Bevan, Robinson.