Match Report: Sunday 12th November
Liverpool Sefton Ladies 1st 2-2 Fylde Ladies 1st
(Fylde win 5-2 on Penalty Flicks)
Away in the EH cup to Liverpool Sefton and despite going behind Fylde won on strokes by 5-2. It was 2-2 at the end of normal time with two short corners one from Sophia and one from Rachel. In the strokes Leanne, Sophia and Vicky all scored and Karen saved three from Sefton to clinch the win and putting Fylde into the next round.
A much better performance that last week and it was great to get another win.
Crawshay & Greenwood got on the scoresheet for the coasters
Match Report: Saturday 18th November
Fylde Ladies 1st 1-2 Wakefield Ladies 1st
Fylde 1st Team lost their latest league game 2-1 with goal from Rachel Greenwood against a resolute Wakefield team. The first half was fairly even with a score of 1-1. The second half was one way traffic for Fylde and at least 10 short corners.
Nothing would go in and Wakefield scored a bizarre goal that saw players swinging sticks in a crowded D and the umpire awarding a disputed goal.
Match Report: Saturday 11th November
Brookland-Poynton Ladies 1st 3-0 Fylde Ladies 1st
Away to Brooklands is always going to a demanding game and this turned out to be the case. Fylde defended resolutely and it took Brooklands until the 34th minute to score. The second half replicated the same with Fylde pinned in their own half for long periods. Two goals in the middle of the half one from a corner gave the home team a good win and second place in the table.
Match Report: Sunday 5th November
Liverpool Sefton Ladies 1st 2-1 Fylde Ladies 1st
No fireworks from Fylde.
Fylde lost 2-1 to Liverpool Sefton away in a very hard game. The result should have been in favour of Fylde but two goals from the home side and poor finishing from the Fylde team particularly at corners meant a second or third goal went missing. The goal was from Rachel Greenwood at a corner her first of the season.
Match Report: Saturday 28th October
Fylde Ladies 1st 0-0 University of Durham Ladies 1st
Where have all the goals gone? After scoring freely for the last twelve months Fylde had their third game on a row with no goals scored. However after conceding 8 in two games a really hard working side showed good discipline and achieved a draw against middle of the table Durham University.
There were chances but the forwards are not clicking as they were and a lack of short corners reduced the chance to score. Lots of effort but no goals but lots learnt. The management team had worked with the players to achieve a more compact style and this worked with the players really happy with the performance.
Dawn Child in her new role was the pick of the players but all the players worked really hard to achieve a good result. 8 points in the bag and more to come in the next three weeks.
Thank you to the increasing number of spectators for their enthusiasm and support.
Match Report: Saturday 21st October
Fylde Ladies 1st 0-5 Beeston Ladies 1st
Fylde lost their first home game of the season to a very talented and young team from Beeston. The five nil win was a hard result, for a Fylde team that battled from start to finish.
Indeed the Lancashire team could have been two up if the finishing had been more clinical. Four goals from Beeston came quickly in the second part of the first half and 3 of these were short corners. Beeston scored their fifth just after half time and managed to play out the game with relative easy.
Jane Wilson (POM) had a great game at the back for Fylde who play again at home against Durham University next week.
Head Coach Metcalf - Lancashire team could have been two up
Match Report: Saturday 7th October
Fylde Ladies 1st 4-1 Timperley Ladies 1st
Fylde 1st Team scored their second win against a resolute squad from Timperley. The early period was dominated by a the team from Manchester with a number of shots in the D fortunately wide of the mark.
As the game evened up and Fylde started to attack the D on an increasing basis. A goal from Dawn Child in a crowded D saw the first goal go to Fylde after a pass from Leanne Sharples. Another breakaway and Sophia got a goal to give Fylde at 2-0.
By now Timperley are starting to struggle with the pace and intensity of the game and two goals follow quickly. The first a move down the right with Maddie entering the D and moving the ball across the face of the goal to Sophia who finished into the centre of the goal. A well delivered short corner ended with the Leanne putting the ball into the goal from the left.
As time ran out Timperley scored a consolation goal as Fylde relaxed a little too much.
2 wins and a draw gives Fylde 4th place and 7 points. Next game is Sutton Coldfield away.
Finally well done to Grace on Player of the Match and to the team for a great performance.
Player of the Match - Grace Robertson
Match Report: Saturday 14th October
Sutton Coldfield Ladies 1st 3-0 Fylde Ladies 1st
Fylde Ladies 1st Team suffered their first loss in 11 months in the Investec Conference North match against Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham.
Sutton began well with a goal in the first 3 minutes in open play. Before Fylde could recover they conceded a second goal to a well taken short corner. The game was then one where both sides could have scored.
The first half came to an end with chances going begging for the team from Fylde. In the second half Fylde continued to attack the Sutton goals but the greater experience in the team showed.
Despite Fylde missing a number of opportunities the score stayed the same until with 5 mins to go Sutton scored another at a short corner.
Sutton Coldfield go top and Fylde retain their fourth place. Next week Fylde play Beeston who are second in the table also undefeated.
Match Report: Saturday 30th September
Fylde Ladies 1st 3-2 Loughborough Students Ladies 1st
Fylde played their first home game in the Investec WNHL Conference North against Loughborough Students. With a crowd of around 60 in the stand at the ground their was noise whenever the goals went in.
The game started with Fylde holding the midfield and hitting the students who had 4 in midfield and 3 at the back. An early goal by Steph from scintillating work by Sophia and the home side were leading. Another goal from Sophia in the same manner meant the team went into the half time 2-0 up. As expected the students came back and managed to grab a goal about 10 minutes into the half. However a good turnover due to poor passing gave the opportunity for Grace to attack down the right, draw the goalkeeper and put the ball to Sophia on the left post who dispatched the ball into the goal.
More pressure from the Students and a scrappy goal was scored with 5 minutes to go. A resilient defence from all concerned and a chance to increased the lead meant the game finished 3-2 to the home side and three points in the bag.
Fylde are fourth in the table and the next game is at home to Timperley next week. A really great performance and one to remember for the team ethic and work that was on display.
Photo left is of Grace Robertson last years winning Captain and Leanne Sharples Vice Captain with the North Trophy for winning the North Premier Division last year.
Interestingly Leanne has been in team that won this title five times since the North Premier was started in 1991. Once for Leyland Motors when Adrian Metcalf was coaching the team, Twice with Martin Stringfellow when he coached Springfields Ladies, and twice with Adrian Metcalf in the the last three years. Must be record for an individual.
Goalscorers - Sophia Crawshay
& Steph Bedford
Match Report: Saturday 23rd September
Ben Rhydding Ladies 1st 1-1 Fylde Ladies 1st
Fylde Ladies played their first game in the EHL Conference North against Ben Rhydding on their new pitch which was opened a couple of weeks ago. As Springfields we played Ben Rhydding many times both in North Prem and also in the EHL Conference North, the last time being two years ago.
The game began against a well organized and hard working team from Yorkshire with a lot of pressure and within 10 minutes Karen Wells GK had been required to make a number of important saves.
In the twelth minute Ben Rhydding scored after a move down the left hand side which ended with a shot by Beth Cordukes from the middle of the D.
The first half went to the home team but Fylde had shown they could break away and get shots in against their goalkeeper.
After some re-organisation with Jane Wilson moving back to play in defence with Vicky Bell, the initial part of the second half was much more even. We then a new to the team event with three players sent off in a five minute spell. Two yellows and a green leaving Fylde with only 8 players on the pitch but the team held the opposition well and no shots went in during this spell. As the players returned and the end of the game became nearer Ben Rhydding were still going to try and increase the score. One minute to go and the work Fylde had done on Tuesday night suddenly came into play. Great ball from the team to Grace and Sophia up front and away they went and a goal was score with one minute to go by Sophia.
Fylde felt they had won and the opposition they had lost. Great result with the squad working to a new routine and a point in the bag.
Goalscorer - Sophia Crawshay