Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sheffield Wednesday Ladies 5 v Crewe Alexandra Ladies 0 - Friendly

Everything to play for and both sides are equal, for a short time at least

Sunday 24th July 2011 - at Cannon Park Stadium
Sheffield Wednesday Ladies (2) 5
Crewe Alexandra Ladies (0) 0
Admission free, Attendance 40ish
Sheffield Wednesday Women's Football Club, will be ground-sharing with Retford United at Cannon Park on Leverton Road, Retford (the nice part of town) this season.
So given that they were playing their first game there today, just 10 minutes after I finished a gruelling shift at work, it would've been rude not to pop along and get acquainted with my new neighbours, while enjoying the Summer weather that had made an unexpected, but very welcome, return.
The Owls side were a goal ahead inside the first few minutes and to put it kindly, Crewe were a bit fortunate that they were only two goals behind at the break.
Deepest Cheshire to North Notts, is quite some journey to make on a Sunday afternoon to be on the wrong end of a one sided miss match, but I'm afraid to say, the visitors just weren't in the same class as Wednesday today.
Sport hurts ... A nasty clash of heads

The second half continued in much the same vein.
The Alex' team looked smaller and possibly younger than the ladies from Sheffield, for the most part anyway, but when they went four goals behind they actually started to put together a few good passing moves and went on the attack themselves.
But it all counted for nothing and SWWFC finished them off emphatically with a late 5th goal.
In accordance with pre season protocol, Crewe made 4 changes on the hour.