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Rotherham United 3 - 1 Solihull Moors Ladies
12 Nov 2017 - 14:00Roundwood Sports Club
Rotherham United Ladies went in to today’s match rooted at the foot of the table.  Their opponents Solihull sat in the top half of the table and a win would be hard earned for Rotherham.  For 34 minutes the Millers kept pace with Solihull and were beginning to  work the Solihull keeper. A shot from Sarah Saxon ricocheted around the box and to the Millers delight went past the Solihull keeper.  Saxon almost had a second goal after a shot from outside the box came back off the bar. With Rotherham 1 up Solihull regrouped and a superb strike from the midfield saw the ball loft high over the Rotherham keeper and in to the top corner of the net.  All square at half time.

Rotherham kept up the pressure and in the 53 rd minute Kirsty Richardson’s shot was parried by the Solihull keeper in to the path of Phoebe Hallam who was making her debut. Hallam hit the ball hard in to the top of the Solihull net.  At 2 -1 Rotherham came under some sustained pressure as Solihull tried to score. The Rotherham midfield and defence kept their shape and worked together to keep Solihull at bay.  Solihull had some shots on the Rotherham goal but fortunately none went past the Rotherham keeper. As Solihull pushed forwards there were gaps appearing in their defence and Libby Hallam stormed up the wing only to be pulled back by the Solihull midfielder.  the subsequent free kick saw Kirsty Richardson rise high above the keeper heading the ball into the Solihull net.  With 4 minutes left on the clock Rotherham kept things tight to see the game out.  A well earned 3 points which sees Rotherham move up the table.

Words : Val Hoyle
 
 

ROTHERHAM UNITED LADIES 

Chloe ABRAHAMS, Amy BOOTH, Samantha BOULTON, Leanne CARTER, Lucy DRAYTON, Rhianna FOX, Kirsty HADLEY, Rachel HALE, Samantha HALE, Libby HALLAM, Rebecca HILL, Chloe HOLLINGS, Hollie JARY, Kirsty Louise RICHARDSON, Catherine McDUFF VIAU, Cassie OXBOROUGH, Sarah SAXON, Bryher TAYLOR

 SOLIHULL MOORS LADIES 

Bethany BOVAN, Amie CHIVERS, Natalie COURTNEY, Carly DAVIES, Tanya DICKINSON, Melissa FISHER, Victoria GRIEVE, Victoria GUTTERIDGE, Ashlea HARGREAVES, Phillippa HARMISON, Donna HAWKINS, Jessica HOWARD, Charlotte HUGHES, Georgia JONES, Amelia KIRK, Claire LESTER, Sarah PARKES, Shannon PARKES, Georgina PERRY, Shani PLUMB, Melissa PUGH, Daina SCOTT, Abbie TAYLOR, Rachel UNITT, Samantha WHITE, Kelly WOOLLEY