SCLFC vs Bolton 1/12/19
A first half double from Chloe Mapp helped Stockport County Ladies seal a 4-1 win over Bolton Wanderers Ladies in the Women’s National League Division One North at a chilly Stockport Sports Village.
Further goals from Sophie John and Imogen Porteous-Williams ensured victory after Bolton had looked like threatening a comeback.
Stockport looked as though they might run away with it in the first half following a strong start. A through ball from John played in last season’s top scorer Mapp, who finished with aplomb to open the scoring in the 11th minute.
Stockport continued their strong start and great footwork from Ellise Newby allowed her to put Mapp through on goal, with Mapp making no mistake with the finish. It was a nervy end to the half however as Bolton pulled a goal back in the 43rd minute. A cross into the box followed some good play on Bolton’s right wing and Shaunna Jein punished Stockport’s failure to clear the ball, pulling a goal back to halve Stockport’s lead.
Jessica Linford pulled off a fine save from Bolton’s Nicole Johnston in the 62nd minute to preserve Stockport’s lead and keep the score at 2-1. Porteous-Williams floated in a corner that allowed John to climb the highest and steer the ball into the back of the net.
Porteous-Williams never stopped running and deep into the second half got the goal her game deserved. Her shot cannoned off the underside of the bar and into the back of the net in the 89th minute to make it 4-1, putting an end to any hopes Bolton may have had of a comeback.
After the game Stockport manager Ronnie Green felt as though his side “proved their quality” but that they would be “back to square one” if they did not back up their performance with another strong showing against Newcastle in their next game
Victory takes Stockport up to 8th in the league, two points behind Bolton in 6th.
Weather put paid to the Development and U16s games and our U10s and U11s had no scheduled matches. Our U14s were the only one of our other teams to win this weekend, coming back from 1-0 down to win 1-2 away at Altrincham.
Wildcats are on Wednesday for girls age 5-11, 6pm at SSV, Woodley, just £2.
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SCLFC vs Middlesborough WFC 19/11/19
Bad day at the office for first team.
The first team hosted Middlesborough WFC at Woodley, on Sunday, for a
tie in the FAWNL Plate. The teams last met a year ago when we travelled
to the North East to play them in the Women’s FA Cup, on that occasion
we lost 1-0.
This time things didn’t go so well, Middlesborough running out 0-7
winners on a chilly, damp day in Stockport.
The first fifteen minutes were quite closely contested, but once
Middlesborough, who are in a division above us, got into their stride the
goals came with little respite. Long diagonal balls from midfield were
finding their two pacey forwards and, despite Jess Linford’s best efforts in
the ‘County goal, it was ‘Boro who go the better of the one-on-one
It’s difficult to write a report on a 0-7 home loss, but congratulations to
Imogen Porteus-Williams who got the oppositions player of the match
The Under 14s won 5-0 away at Urmston, U13s won 6-1 away at
Altrincham. U13s Hatters narrowly lost 2-0 to Bury but the U11s and
U10s both won their matches, so there was still plenty to cheer about for
our girl’s teams.
Our Wildcats are on at SSV, Woodley, from 6pm every
Wednesday. Open to girls from age 5-11 who want to begin playing
football. Come along and be coached by two of our first team players!
Finally, for this week, we’d like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to James Gill who
has been doing all our media work for the last 18 months. James has now
moved on to pastures new, we wish him well and thank him for dragging
us into the digital age! Our Twitter is now in the capable hands of Charlotte, so give us a follow on @SCLadiesFC and keep up with all our
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