BAGGIES PRODUCE SEVEN-STAR SHOW TO BEAT SOLIHULL LADIES
ALBION LADIES booked their place into the next round of the Birmingham FA Women’s County Cup in fine style after producing a 7-0 thumping of Solihull Ladies FC.
The Baggies stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with their biggest win of the season so far to set up a third round tie at home to Burton Albion Ladies FC.
It could not have started any better for the Baggies, with just a minute on the clock Abi Cottam was on hand to poke home at the far post after a Greaves right-wing cross had been mishandled by the Solihull Ladies FC goalkeeper.
Thomas then pulled off a great save at the the near post to keep Albion ahead before Craig Nicholls’ side doubled their lead when Cottam slipped in Mitcham who made no mistake to slip the ball neatly into the bottom corner of the net.
Rampant Albion then made it 3-0 before the half-hour mark when Greaves played a lovely ball over the top of the Solihull defence giving Cottam plenty of time to adjust her body and finish with great aplomb.
Albion were now firmly in control and their dominance once again paid off with a Greaves double inside eight minutes of the restart.
First a Greaves lob from close-range was parried into her own net by the Solihull Ladies FC goalkeeper – before the midfielder found space just inside the box and fired a well taken shot into the bottom corner.
Dugmore then jumped off the bench for the Baggies to grab her fifth goal of the season with a deft header after Moore had swung over a beautifully weighted cross from the right-flank.
There was still time for substitute Leanne Robinson to notch her first of the campaign after tapping in at the far post following a drive across goal by Greaves.
Head coach Craig Nicholls gave his view following the victory:
“I’m really pleased we have scored seven goals and not conceded.
“We’ve made a big improvement over the last few weeks which has showed with being unbeaten in our last seven games.
“I did think Second half, we let our standards slip a little bit though and there are still things we need to work on going forwards despite the scoreline.”
“It’s still a great result though and we are through to the next round to face another challenge in Burton Albion Ladies.”
Fylde Ladies FC are the visitors to Dale’s Lane next Sunday in the SSE Women’s FA Cup. (ko 2pm).
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WBA FC Women: Thomas, Highman (Poole 49), Wright, Stewart, Darby (c), Hull, Dicken (Dugmore 56), Greaves, Mitcham (Robinson 80), Holmes (Warner 73), Cottam (Moore 73).
Unused Subs: None.