Warrington entered a newly formed ladies team into the Liverpool & District tournament at the weekend. The team was a mixture of experienced past players and junior girls. It was great to see the return of Warrington members giving their time back to the club and supporting the younger girls. The team included ex Olympian Hazel Musgrove and GB player Courtney Dean. Six of the ten Warrington players were also competing at 16&u. It was their first time playing together and they all did extremely well. One player’s car would not start on the morning of the tournament which meant we were without our goalie and another experienced player.
Liverpool vs Warrington
Hazel volunteered to go in goal. Warrington got off to a flying start and scored first with a well taken goal from Molly. Liverpool grew into the game after that and took a 5-1 lead into the second half. Hazel switched out of goals and immediatetly made an impact. Abbey scored a great goal on the breakaway and then Hazel added to Warrington’s total to pull it back to 5-3. Unfortunately Liverpool scored again to make it 6-3 final score. A credibel performance against an experienced Liverpool side.
Warrington vs Birkenhead
Birkenhead pulled out of the tournament at the last minute which meant the Birkenhead team was made up of a mix of ex Liverpool City players. This turned out to be a very strong side and although Warrington played well they lost the game 1-8. The only goal coming from an excellent shot by Emily B.
A superb first outing for the girls and hopefully the start of a regular girls team with competitions to look forward to in 2016.
Hazel Musgrove, Ali Green, Molly Boniface Ashton, Emily Bowater, Emma Horne, Abbey Donnell-Jones, Emily Ireland, Courtney Dean, Katie Bowater, Eleanor Brear