Blues we go into the new year on top of the Barclays Womens Championship after beating Sunderland 0-3 goals from the birthday girl Lily Agg an own goal from Brianna Westrup and a third from Jade Moore made it a comfortable day at the office for the girls in Blue and keep the momentum going into the new year. The only disappointing moment of the game was Super Jade Pennock going of in the first half.
In the 10th minute Blues took the lead Jade Moore broke play up in midfield passed it into Jade Pennock and found the birthday girl Lily Agg who placed it pass Claudia Moan to make it 0-1 to the girls in Blue.
In the 18th minute Katie Kitching’s shot was well blocked from Remi Allen
In the 27th minute Natasha Fenton’s free kick was held from Lucy Thomas on the second attempt.
Then in the 42nd minute some good play from Jessica Brown and Katie Kitching down the right-hand side and found Elizabeth Ejupi shot went wide .
The last chance of the first half came for Blues when Lucy Quinn broke into the area found Ivanna Fuso and she cut it back to Remi Allen who shot was brilliantly blocked from Brianna Westrup.
HALF TIME SUNDERLAND 0-1 BLUES
The first chance of the second half came for the black cats when Mcateer found Mollie Rouse who control it brilliantly but her effort went wide.
Then in the 56th minute Mary Mcateer down the left and cut in a curled the shot just wide of the post.
Then in the 62nd minute Blues made it two when Yuri tried to find Quinny, but it deflected of Westrup and found the net.
Then in the 66th minute Westrup header was easily caught from Thomas
Then in the 70th minute an unbelievable clearance of the line when Mcateer round Lucy Thomas but Gemma Lawley cleared it of the line.
Then in the 77th minute it was 0-3 when Remi Allen played it through the legs of a defender and found Jade Moore and finishes pass the Moan.
Then in the 80th minute a fantastic save from Claudia Moan from a header from the Captain Louise Quinn.
The last chance of the game came for Blues when Libby Smith broke free of the Sunderland defence played it to Jade Moore and found Yuri who shot was saved from Claudia Moan.
FULL TIME SUNDERLAND 0-3 BLUES
MY THOUGHTS ON THE GAME
Blues finish of 2023 on top of the championship table that win against Southampton on the first of October was the catalyst to get use on this amazing run the players are in it together win or lose their show the commitment and desire and show what it means to represent this club. Today we seen both sides to are game defensively and in an attacking threat people who don’t get the credit their deserve like Moore Agg Herron were superb today . And also, the goals were quality like Agg’s opener and Jades goal were all about the quality .
MY PLAYER OF THE MATCH
I have to go for Jade Moore she was brilliant today breaking up play going into tackles and driving with the ball and getting a fully deserved goal to. I was worried when she got a yellow card in the first half, but she did brilliantly to keep her composure, so she deserves it.
Are next game is in the new year on the 14th of January in the FA Cup against Burnley and its a 13:00 kick off
KRO STEPHEN GILL