Sun 01
Ashby Ivanhoe Ladies
Coalville Town Women
A Wawrzycka (10'), (29'), (78'), (81'), C Dolman (15'), (24'), (32'), (44'), (76'), S Mullen (21'), M Williams (31'), N Jackson (43'), (57')
League double of local rivals

League double of local rivals

By Mark Coote
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Cobwebs blown away after 5 weeks without a game in style

Sunday was Derby Day for the Ravenettes as Coalville Town Ladies travelled over to Ashby Ivanhoe for the Leicestershire Women’s senior league NW Leicestershire local Derby. After 5 weeks without a game it was game on, the pitch was heavy and perhaps not suitable for the kind of football the ladies have been playing this season.
With Rachel Coote and Lizzy Jackson not available and Ella Whitby still out injured Coalville Town Manager Tony Moore made several changes from the last league game when the same teams faced each other at Owen street where Coalville ran out 8-1 winners. It was great to see two 16 year olds in the starting line up with Isla Pink making her first start for the senior team after 5 seasons playing in the youth teams.
The game started with early pressure and a flurry of corners for Coalville as the Ladies looked for the early goal. Captain Jackson and Hylton linking up well in Midfield and the experienced Dolman looking a constant threat up front.
It wasn’t until the 7th minute Ashby got the ball into the Coalville half but the ever alert keeper Lucy Cartwright was soon knocking the ball back into the Ashby half. The forward pass from Cartwright fell to Megan Williams who’s shot was saved resulting in yet another Coalville corner.
It seemed only a matter of time before Coalville would open the scoring and it came in the 10th minute and was a lead they deserved. Coming from the eighth corner of the game the ball was smashed into the corner of the net with a good finish from striker Wawrzycka.
The next promising attacked came after Ashby ventured into the Coalville half for a short lived attack and the ball fell to Dolman near the half way line who played a good ball forward to Megan Williams who’s attacking run was thwarted by the Ashby keeper.
The second goal soon followed and was the result of some great football which started at the back with Cartwright and Shipton and resulted in a good finish by Dolman in the 15th minute. Shortly after it was Dolman involved again from a freekick on the edge of the box which just went over the bar.
Mullen was looking good on the left of midfield and made it 3-0 on 21 following an excellent ball by Dolman switching play from the left to right which resulted in a long range shot from Simons which Mullen followed it to finish the rebound from the Ashby keepers save.
A rare threat from Ashby’s number 10 who was working hard up front with little support came to nothing, and the 4th goal soon followed and again it was Dolman who made it 4-0 in the 24th minute. Ashby then won a freekick but Davies who was controlling the back four well cleared with a good header.
Coalville where now taking full control and Ashby started to fear the worse and 3 goals in 4 minutes from Wawrzycka, Williams who’s pace was causing constant problems and Dolman who completed her first half hat trick, took the game totally away from Ashby and ensured the points would be heading back up the A511 to Coalville.
Jackson was really taking control of the middle of the pitch now with Hylton and regardless of if they went out left to Mullen or Right to Williams the chances just kept coming. With the back of Simons, Shipton, Davies & Pink looking solid the odd time Ashby got into the Coalville half it came to very little the once they did get through in the 39th minute Cartwright came flying out to the edge of the box to save at the feet of the Ashby number 10.
As Ashby were looking for the half time whistle Coalville added a couple more in the last 3 minutes with Jackson scoring the 8th and Dolman’s fourth making it 9-0 at Half Time.
The Ashby players were not looking forward to the 2nd half which was going to be about how many Coalville would score. Coalville on the other hand were up for more and wanted the clean sheet so it was important the team remained focused. Coalville made 5 changes at half time with Cook, Moore, Folkard, Davenport & Smith replacing Hylton, Simons, Dolman, Williams & Mullen.
The number of changes really didn’t alter the one way traffic as Coalville showed the depth of talent in this squad which is the best we have seen at Coalville since the formation of the Ladies team.
Folkard back from a recent injury was straight into action running through the Ashby defence and perhaps shooting just a little too early which resulted in the keeper making an easy save.
Dolman had a couple of chances which just went slightly off target. Moore was playing well in the middle and a lovely little turn and ball forward to resulted in a goal which was flagged rightly so for offside. Next saw some unselfish work from Wawrzycka when she passed to the back post when really a shot would have added another goal to the tally.
It wasn’t until the 57 minute that Coalville scored the tenth goal with Jackson making it 10-0 with an assist from the hard working Wawrzycka. Shortly after Ashby went down to 10 players.
Coalville were creating chance after chance with Smith and Dolman linking up well playing some nice little triangles on the edge of the box. Dolman was turning defenders inside out but just could not add to her tally. Pink now playing in midfield broke into the box but an excellent tackle thwarted yet another Coalville attack. A period of ten minutes saw numerous chances for Coalville to add more goals and with a bit more composure the score could have been even more but the quality football and creative balls forward continued.
Cartwright was called into action but yet again saved well at the forwards feet and was in determined mood to keep a clean sheet. On 70 minutes Davenport after a short delay had to leave the pitch and was unable to continue and was replaced by Mullen. Some great work by Mullen soon followed and Wawrzycka failed to connect. It was Wawrzycka again with the next chance when her shot very nearly crept over the line as it looked to squeeze under the keeper.
It wasn’t until the 76 minute when again Wawrzycka and Dolman linked up and Dolman added her 5th goal of the game to make it 11-0. Coalville seemed to remember how to finish and Wawrzycka added another couple of goals to make it 13-0.
Ashby were looking tired and more goals looked likely with a couple of lengthy delays Coalville were expecting a good few minutes added on but the referee blew up in the 86th minute for Full Time much to everyone’s surprise. Perhaps he wanted to get home to watch the Leicester City game but this game was long over as a contest and on a heavy pitch I think all the ladies were glad the afternoons graft was over. Ashby Ivanhoe in their first season have picked up points beating Oakham and will win more games this season but are currently a way behind their local neighbours.
The 13-0 win and 3 points keeps Coalville in 3rd place in the table with games in hand and continues the fine start to the season under the new management team of Tony Moore and Matt Oxford. Next Sunday see the Ladies entertain Asfordby Amateurs at Mander Cruickshanks Stadium, Owen Street 2pm kick off we would love to see you down supporting the Ladies, Free Entry.

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Sun 01, Dec 2019