UCLan Women’s Football 8-1 Bangor

By Joshua Williams-Lawless

Straight from the whistle UCLan dominated the game and saw themselves 4-1 up at half time by playing an eye catching style of football with short, slick passing movements that put Bangor at arms-length from the off.

The first of many was comfortably finished passed the on rushing goalkeeper by France after 23 minutes which kick-started the goals with another 3 added in the next 15 minutes.

The fourth goal showed promising signs for the season ahead as Georgia France linked up impressively with Lauren Oatley who went on to finish past the helpless Bangor goalkeeper easily.

Bangor threatened on a few occasions but couldn’t break down or create an opening past the solid back four who showed great determination.

Bangor’s only goal came from a corner which was controversial as it appeared a Bangor player stopped the ball from going over the line yet the referee saw different which made the score line 4-1.

Oatley went on to score three, France bettered that by contributing four and Cherelle Archibald got the eighth which completed the great start from the women.

The coach reflected on the performance, “Overall it was a very, very good performance it’ll still take time for them to get used to each other as theirs new faces but a really pleasing result nonetheless”.

Hopes seem to be high within the team after today’s result going into the upcoming fixtures, if they are still yet to gel as a team, UCLan Women could well be pushing for promotion in the BUCS Northern 2A division.

UCLan Women’s: Mel Clive, Hannah White, Georgia France, Beck Pearson, Bec McGrath, Cherelle Archibald, Charlie Arrowsmith, Lauren Oatley, Rebecca Lowes, Maya, Ashleigh Bevelly, Sophie Valentine, Claire Temple, Shanice Bennett, Anais Singh.

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