“A good all round team performance against a well organised very strong team. ”
Ian Smith, Manager
Leek started the game well and put pressure on the Shifnal goal.
A Lacey-May Smith cross/shot in the 12th minute proved too much for the keeper to hold and Chantelle Gallagher scored from close range. Shifnal proved to be very competitive and forced keeper Hannah Austin into a save on 20 minutes.
The Leek defence performed really well with captain Naomi Sale-Hancock constantly organising and talking to her players.
Leek’s midfield combined well and were a constant source of ammunition for the strikers.
A ball across the Shifnal penalty box found Rehanne Mellor in a good position but she couldn’t quite get a clean strike on the ball.
Half time Shifnal Town Ladies 0 - 1 Leek Town Ladies
Leek came out for the second half and continued to attack, Gallagher being challenged hooked the ball high into the Shifnal six yard box which was met by midfielder Rhian Morris running in at the far post to convert the second goal for Leek.
60 minutes in and Alice Painter hit a fierce shot which came back off the keeper for a second shot which this time hit L Smith preventing the goal.
Gallagher a constant threat scored her second goal with a good turn just outside the box before running through to slot home for Leek’s third goal.
In the 80th minute Painter found Katie Gibbons who made no mistake in converting Leek’ 4th goal.
A stoppage then in the game whilst Morris had to be treated twice after bad challenges with the second one resulting in a red card for the opposition player and Shifnal were down to 10.
Shifnal never gave up though and got a striker through in the 84th minute who delicately chipped the on rushing Leek keeper to score a good goal.
Full Time Shifnal Town Ladies 1 - 4 Leek Town Ladies
Shifnal gave Rhian Morris (pictured) as Leek Town player of the match.
Leek squad : Hannah Austin, Chloe Brown, Naomi Sale-Hancock, Katie Maya, Emma Smith, Rhian Morris, Katie Gibbons, Emily Boon, Rehanne Mellor, Lacey-May Smith, Chantelle Gallagher, Alice Painter, Jules Kendrick, Michaela Lockett.
Updated 12:45 - 9 Oct 2018 by Stevie R