Ladies in seven heaven after victory over Vagrants

Crewe Vagrants Ladies I 1 Morpeth Ladies I 7

MORPETH bounced back from last week’s defeat by thrashing Crewe Vagrants.

It was the home side that got an unlikely breakthrough with a first-time strike from a short corner deflecting off Wilson’s stick into the back of the net, but it was no more than five minutes before an equaliser was gained.

An early ball found Hagan in an attacking position on the left-flank. She cut inside her opponent and timed her pass well to Telford-Cooke, who coolly slotted the ball past the keeper’s right-hand side.

Morpeth captain Bowler put her side into the lead with a first-time sweep-shot from the top of the semi-circle into the bottom left corner. The visitors survived some Crewe pressure and they made it 3-1 when Pollock linked well with Hagan and Telford-Cooke to draw the keeper and her defence from the goal-line, and, with a slip back to the top of the D, it was Smith who finished in style.

Pollock soon found herself on the scoresheet just before the half-time whistle with an easy finish created by Telford-Cooke.

It was a penalty corner that got Morpeth their fifth in the early stages of the second half. A first-time strike was cleared out to the left, only to be sent back across the face of goal by Smith, which allowed Telford-Cooke to score.

Bowler made it 6-1 with a similar finish to her first goal and Telford-Cooke got the final goal of the game with another simple yet clinical strike. This allowed her to claim her first hat-trick for the ladies first team.