OPENING DAY DESPAIR
by Hannah Cullinan, Coventry University Journalism Student
LINEUP: Emma, Toni, Lydia (C), Liv, Alice, Tiarna, Asya, Mia, Jodi, Kirsty, Abbie
SUBS: Alisha, Alysha, Billie
Bedworth United Ladies were hoping to begin the season with a win against Boldmere St Michaels Women. The Greenbacks were missing a few key players for this match, along with the first team manager.
They got off to a dream start however after a couple of scares from Boldmere, with the Greenbacks number 19, Kirsty slotting home after a defence splitting off the ball run, and the finish to match.
Unfortunately, the lead only lasted a quarter of an hour when Boldmeres powerful number 9, rounded the keeper and slotted home. Just sixteen minutes later, Boldmere took the lead with a smashing finish from just inside the box.
The Greenbacks went into half time trailing 2-1.
The second half was more of the same, with Boldmere having the better of the chances, and scoring straight away after the restart. A little after the hour mark, Boldmere’s number 9 gets another goal, and a hat-trick for her on the opening of the season. Boldmere continued their dominance with their number 9 grabbing a fourth for herself, and a fifth for them. The Mikes went on to score another three with the last of them being a beautifully caught shot into the bottom corner, leaving no chance for the keeper.
The full-time score was Bedworth United 1-8 Boldmere St Michaels.
The Greenbacks are in league action again this Sunday, playing Peterborough at The Oval with kick off at 2pm.