Ladies Staffordshire County Cup
Florence Ladies 0 – Stone Dominoes Ladies 3
Stone travelled to Florence ladies in the Staffordshire County cup on Sunday. Stone pressed from the off and looked for an early goal as in the past two games. However the Florence defence were strong. The game began to get scrappy with long balls from either defence missing the midfield totally. Easy passes weren’t happening and Stone at times struggled to keep hold of the ball. Unusual for such a strong passing side. However the Dominoes kept working hard and were rewarded on the 27th minute when Stone had a corner. A Florence defender headed away but only to the feet of Natalie Price, who on the edge of the box fired home giving the keeper no chance at all. 0-1 to Stone. A couple more chances came, Stone looking dangerous on corners in the air however nothing that troubled the Florence defence. Half time 0-1.
Roll on ans off subs were used so all players got a big part of the game, Bethan Woodings came on into the holding midfield position and Kerry McCourt onto the right wing. Instantly the two linked up and McCourt was unlucky to miss the target. More chances came for both sides until Florence began to tire. Stone took it up a gear and began to dominate play. Numerous shots on and off target were flying toward goal. Vikki Garner also came on as striker with 15 minutes to go and worked well. On 76 minutes Garner recived the ball on the edge of the box, with her quick feet she managed to get the ball onto her right foot and to shoot into the far corner. 0-2 to Stone. Mollie Prime soon after rounded up the scoring with the Dominoes 3rd goal of the game, slotting it under the keeper.
Player of the match was midfielder Nat Price who really has impressed the managers in the last two games.
TEAM: Perry, Elliott, Arnold, Mason, Kelsall, Bennett, Kendrick, Ward, Price, Prime, Perry
SUBS: Garner, Woodings, McCourt