Women's Football News

 
 
Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

 
Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
 
Women's Football News
 

Women's Soccer Scene
Another victory for Victoire
 Women's Football News 19 May 2016
 
Another victory for Victoire - 19 May 2016 - Women's Football News

 
Victoire Ladies were the winners of the Russell Cup, the second trophy up for grabs in the GLWFL Finals day. 
 
The Division Two South champions defeated their closest rivals in the league campaign, Crystal Palace Development Reserves via a single Josie Elliott goal. Victoire had won the Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy last season and therefore completed a remarkable pair of GLWFL Cup honours as well as the League and Cup double this campaign.
 
In a fascinating and tense contest, the very young Palace team gave a fine display which pushed Victoire to their limits. Palace had the better of the league matches between the clubs, so the champions needed to play well to claim the Russell Cup. Elliott provided the perfect start on five minutes, just beating Palace keeper Rose Hemens to a low cross. Hemens was injured in the collision but carried on, whereas Elliott was unable to continue on 16 minutes after Hemens had intercepted a through ball and the pair had again collided.
 
Defences dominated the rest of the half and clear cut chances were few till the final quarter. Player of the match Alexis Hobbs was very strong in midfield for Palace whilst both back fours were rock solid and gave the opposition very little to work with. It was clear that Victoire needed a second goal to be comfortable and Elliott's replacement, Jeanie Keable nearly provided it. A powerful strike on the run was headed for the top corner before Hemens turned it away with a super acrobatic reaction save.
 
Palace started to pour on the pressure in the final twenty minutes. Morgan Parnell got in a great cross which Olivia Woolacott was just unable to convert on the far post on 70 minutes. Substitute Stacey Merrick got in on goal but was denied by a good blocking save from Victoire keeper Danielle Leacock on 79 minutes . From the resulting corner. Palace had three shots blocked by last ditch tackles as Victoire clung onto their lead with grim determination.
 
As the match approached full time, Victoire managed to release the pressure with some possession, Sian Fitzpatrick doing good work on the left side. Lucy Galea had a volley well held by Hemens but it was Palace who had the final effort to take the match into extra time. Dee Olympio had a sight of goal on the left edge of the area but. from a tight angle. her cross shot flew wide of Leacock's goal.
 
Victoire had claimed the narrowest of victories in a very well contested match of youth versus experience. Just as in the opening match, the winners were presented with both League and Cup winners medals after a 'double' season. 
 
Victoire Ladies: Danielle Leacock, Emily O'Neill, Amy Ridgely, Alice Wilcox, Sian Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Tappenden, Lucy Galea, Daniella De Souza, Josie Elliott, Louise Feeney, Samantha McDowell. Subs: Jeanie Keable, Ifeoma Chileze, Emma Spencer, Nikki D'Aranjo.

Crystal Palace Development Res: Rose Hemens, Morgan Parnell, Niamh Manning, Hannah Rutherford, Linda Mehmeti, Alexis Hobbs, Olivia Woolacott, Emma Squirrell, Lucia Plado, Leah Sutton, Dee Olympio. Subs: Jodie Gaywood, Stacey Merrick, Amanda Hollidge.

(Report by Patrick Higgins)


 
 back to TOP
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
 
LiveNews HEADLINES
 
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 
 

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Womens Football TV
 
Latest wssTV  
 

 

 
Womens Football Magazine
 
Womens Football Magazine


 
Womens Soccer Secene Media

 
Safe For Kids

 
Discount Football Kits

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Womens Football News send your story photos and video

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
News Archive
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

 
Women's Sport Search
 
Women's Sport Search

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Women's Football History

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)