Tuesday 5 April 2016

WPL Match Report: Chelmsford Cobras 2 - Widnes Wild Women's Team 10

Katie Hills scored 5 goals for Widnes away at Chelmsford
Photo by Perry Tomlinson Photography
Saturday 3rd April 2016 – 12.30pm Face Off
Chelmsford Cobras  2 - Widnes Wild Women’s Team 10

Period Scores: 1-3, 1-5, 0-2
Shots on goal:  Chelmsford 15 - Widnes 38
Penalties In Minutes: Chelmsford  2 -  Widnes 2

Scoring: Widnes – Katie Hills 5+0, Abigail Culshaw 1+2, Leen de Decker & Amanda Williams 1+1, Lucy Kirkham & Beckie Elliott 1+0, Charlene Chapman & Elizabeth Wright 0+1

Chelmsford  – Jennifer Bolton & Tereza Plankova 1+0, Nicola Hull Tara North & Zara Scott all 0+1

MVPs:  Chelmsford tba – Widnes tba

Referee: Nick Stephenson     Linesmen: Oliver Baldock / Charles Ascott

The Widnes Wild women’s team moved up to third place in the Women’s Premier League after a comprehensive 2-10 win away at Chelmsford Cobras.

They join Streatham Storm and Slough Phantoms on 10 points but have a superior playing record and games in hand over both teams. 

The Wild took control of the game from the start outshooting their hosts 12 to 2 in the toping period but it wasn’t until the 9th minute that they scored the first goal of the game through Lucy Kirkham (8.48, asst Charlene Chapman).

Two more quick goals came from Katie Hills (10.03 unassisted) and Beckie Elliot (11.58 no asst) before the Cobras finally pulled a goal back after 17 minutes through Tereza Plankova (asst Tara North & Nicola Hull) to end the first period 1-3 down.

Chelmsford scored first in the second period through Jennifer Bolton (asst Zara Scott) to narrow the margin to just one goal but a quick brace from Katie Hills ( 25.18 & 27.58) and powerplay goal from Leen de Decker (37.23 assists Amanda Williams and Abigail Culshaw) put the Wild well and truly back in the driving seat.

Two more unassisted goals from Culshaw ( 38.22) and Hills (39.50) before the end of the second period pretty much put the game out of reach of the Cobras and Katie Hills scored again after the restart (42.47 - asst Elizabeth Wright) to bring her personal tally to five for the game.

Amanda Williams rounded off the scoring for the Wild at 44.08 to bring the two points home to Merseyside. 

The Widnes Wild women’s team are at home to Chelmsford Cobras next Sunday 10th April at the Silver Blades ice rink in Widnes.  The face-off is 7.30pm and admission is free.