Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Mossley Women
On a freezing Sunday and on a tiny pitch, Mossley Women took on a Bolton Wanderers team who are second in the league and who have only lost once all season.
The game started with Mossley playing all the football and, in all fairness, out-playing Bolton.
A blow came early on when in-form Abbey Rogers pulled her hamstring and could take no further part.
This however didn’t stop Mossley taking a deserved lead on 30 minutes and what a goal it was!
It was another 30 yard screamer from Grace Burke who simply doesn’t score tap-ins.
On 40 minutes Natalie Leaver hit a beauty from long range and Mossley went into the break with a well deserved 2-0 lead.
The second half saw Bolton score twice on 55 and 80 minutes, with both goals having a strong hint of offside.
A late winner from Bolton was harsh on the hard-working Mossley side and should not distract from the positives of the game.
Mossley played the better football and at times it was a pleasure to watch and deserved the points, but sometimes in football you don’t get what you deserve.
Woman of the match was Lilly Weston who was outstanding the whole game and very nearly got an equaliser in injury time.
This was run close by Ellie Clarkson who had a fantastic game at the heart of the defence.