|Catherine Bowen Fell - photo by Steve Pollitt
Whitley Squaws 2 – Widnes Wild Women’s Team 10
Period Scores: 1-3, 1-6, 0-1Shots on Goal: Whitley 28 – Widnes 57
Penalties In Minutes: Whitley 6 – Widnes 6
Widnes Scoring: Catherine Bowen Fell 3+0, Katie Hills 2+5, Charlene Chapman 2+0, Leen De Decker 1+1, Lucy Kirkham 1+1, Emma Pearson 1+1, Madeleine Gustavsson 0+2, Beckie Elliott 0+1
The Widnes Wild women’s team took a step closer to securing the runners up spot in the English Women’s Premier League after a comprehensive 2-10 win away at Whitley Squaws.
With fellow contenders for second place Streatham Storm and Milton Keynes Falcons drawing 0-0 against each other, it means that the Wild women are now 1 point clear of both teams with games in hand and a game away at MK next Sunday. If they win away at MK next week, the Wild women will be assured of second place.
In the bottom of the table clash, Nottingham Vipers beat Chelmsford Cobras 4-2 to leapfrog them off the bottom spot.
Whitley actually scored first – after just 1.48 – in a first period that saw them heavily outshot by 6 to 20 and, once the Wild women got in their stride, there was no stopping them. Emma Pearson opened the Widnes account with her first goal for the club on 3.28 and goals from Charlene Chapman and Catherine Bowen Fell gave them a 1-3 lead at the first break.
A 1-6 second period put the game way beyond Whitley’s reach and Lucy Kirkham rounded off the scoring at 58. 43 to give the Wild a 2-10 win.
Catherine Bowen Fell was Widnes’ top markswoman with 3 goals while Katie Hills weighed in with 2+5.
The Wild women are away at Milton Keynes next Sunday and then finish off their first ever Women’s Premier League campaign with two successive home games – against Whitley Squaws on Sunday 8th May and Nottingham Vipers on Sunday 15th May at Silver Blades Widnes.
Both games face off at 5.30pm and admission is free.