Women's Team

Stoke City 2-3 Albion Women

An image of Albion Women celebrating a goal against Stoke

Albion Women earned a memorable 2-3 win over Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Jenny Sugarman named Meesha Dudley-Jones in the Baggies' starting XI for her debut, and the visitors started well - Delphi Cole going close in the early stages.

They were then indebted to a great save from Charlotte Clarke, as well as a brilliant Kerry Walklett block soon after, to stop Stoke from opening the scoring.

But their defensive resilience was rewarded just before the half-hour mark, Rosie Embley's pinpoint header giving Albion the lead.

And just minutes later that advantage was doubled through Walklett, who fired a fantastic effort home off the underside of the crossbar - a serious goal of the season contender.

Stoke found a way back into it ahead of half-time via Hannah George's own-goal.

The Baggies managed the game well in the second period, though, and five minutes from time managed to grab a third - Dudley-Jones making it a debut to remember with a composed finish.

Another Albion OG, and six additional minutes, set-up a nervy end to the match in Staffordshire.

Yet Sugarman's side saw it out to claim three important FA Women's National League North points and a memorable victory.

They have a busy month ahead, travelling to Nottingham Forest on Thursday, April 6 (ko 8pm) before a trip to Brighouse Town on Easter Sunday.

Albion: Clarke, George, Newell, Walklett (Tudor), Embley (Warner), Cole (Pugh), Evans, Stamps (Timms), Davies, Dudley-Jones, Bennett-Steele.

Substitutes: Miller.