Stone Dominoes Ladies push on in the cup

10996927_798732336867539_2520378305639597063_nStaffordshire County Womens League Cup Quarter Final

Bradwell LFC 0 – Stone Dominoes 1

Stone were expecting an easy game after the last two meetings scoring over 10 goals in the two matches, however on Sunday Bradwell were a much stronger side battling equally as hard on a very muddy playing surface. Both teams came close to taking the lead in the first half, however it was central defender Hayley Mason who bundled the ball into the back of the net after a Stone corner. Half time 0-1 to Stone.

Goal scorer Hayley Mason
Goal scorer Hayley Mason

After the break Stone used the wings more and began to see results with deliveries into the area, however nothing came of it. Short passing was virtually impossible in the centre of the pitch as the ball stuck in the mud. Laura Barker came close to netting after a shot she fired hit the post. Laura Baskerville who moved into a striker role in the last ten minutes made an impact and considering the state of the pitch, she was able to still dribble the ball through the Bradwell defence in the dying minutes of the game, keeping the possession and frustrating the Bradwell team. A well fought win for Stone who now take on Shrewsbury Town in the cup semi-final, with Burton Albion Reserves taking on Brereton Town Ladies in the other semi.

Player of the match was Bethan Woodings.


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Stone Dominoes Under 16 Girls 1 – 3 Newport Wanderers

With having a week off league action, Stone played a friendly against a strong Newport side. They put in an absolutely brilliant performance in the blazing weather conditions on Saturday. The girls played well with accurate passes in all areas of the pitch and closing down when not in possesion quickly. Having no Goal Keeper meant that two girls, striker Alex Walker and defender Leia Whitfield, offered to play out of position and step in, both making some excellent saves. Newport scored three brilliant goals however one of our strikers Holly McCulloch also managed to net a decent goal for the Dominoes.

Player of the match was Alex Walker