Women's Team

Nottingham Forest 3-0 Albion Women

Albion Women in action at Nottingham Forest

Albion Women were beaten 3-0 at Nottingham Forest in their first game back after the Christmas break.

Siobhan Hodgetts-Still made two changes to the side that earned three points last time out on the road in Derby, with Ashlee Brown and Beth McGowan replacing the unavailable Lucy Newell and forward Niamh Deasy who was on the bench.

The early stages of the first half were hard-fought and both teams had efforts on goal, with Fran Orthodoxou and Simran Jhamat forcing Forest stopper Emily Batty into fine saves.

After those attempts, the hosts started to control proceedings, enjoying large portions of possession and looking a constant threat on the counter.

Forest made their pressure pay just after the half-hour mark when Louanne Worsey found the corner of the net with a well-taken strike.

Albion pushed more players forward in search of an equaliser and Hodgetts-Still brought Niamh Deasy and Jannelle Straker on in a double, forward-thinking substitution at half-time.

It was the hosts, though, who threatened the goal more often, and ten minutes into the second 45 Worsey added her second courtesy of a huge deflection which looped over Lucy Jones.

Nottingham Forest made it 3-0 shortly after the hour. Holly Manders beat two Baggies defenders and fired home to put her side into an extremely strong position.

Albion worked hard to try and get themselves back into the encounter, however, they were unable to threaten Batty’s goal and left the East Midlands with nothing to show for their efforts.

ALBION: Jones, Brown (Deasy HT), Reavill, Green (Crackle 66), George, McGowan (Straker HT), Loydon, Orthodoxou, Rabjohn, Warner (Cole 71), Jhamat.

SUBS: Miller (GK).

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