Monday 27 November 2023

Match Report: Telford Wrekin Raiders 8 - DMUK Widnes Wild Women 1 (WNIHL Div2 N)

Katie Fairclough scored the only Wild women’s goal away at Telford – photo by Flyfifer Photography

Saturday 25th October – WNHIL Div2 North: Telford Wrekin Raiders 8 – DMUK Widnes Wild Women 1

The DMUK Widnes Wild women’s team slumped to their 4th defeat in a row with an 8-1 loss away to Telford Wrekin Raiders on Saturday.

The game was the last of a difficult run of 4 back-to-back road trips that has taken them to Edinburgh, Leeds, Sheffield and now Shropshire and has seen them concede 31 goals, while scoring just 8.

The game started badly for the Wild women as they went behind after just 25 seconds.  Telford scored a second goal on 8 minutes to double the lead and then an amazing two goals within 3 seconds of each other on 12 minutes effectively ended the match as a contest.

A fifth goal on 17 minutes saw the home side edge even further ahead, leaving the Wild women the proverbial mountain to climb.

Widnes tightened up their game in the second period and matched their opponents for shots on goal, but were unable to make any sort of breakthrough and two more goals for Telford brought the score to 7-0. Telford had scored their 8th and final goal of the game by the time that the Wild women finally broke their duck – with a consolation strike from Katie Fairclough on 50 minutes.

The DMUK Widnes Wild women will be looking to get back to winning ways with their first home game for over 2 months when they take on the Kingston Diamonds at Planet Ice Widnes on Sunday 10th December, 4.25pm face off.