Monday 11 December 2023

Match Report: DMUK Widnes Wild Women 10 – Kingston Diamonds 2 (WNIHL Div2N)

Laura Moran was the Widnes Wild Women's MVP against Kingston Diamonds (Photo by Paul Breeze)

Sunday 10th December – WNIHL Div2N: DMUK Widnes Wild Women 10 – Kingston Diamonds 2

The DMUK Widnes Wild womens team got back to winning ways with a comprehensive 10-2 demolition of the Kingston Diamonds from Hull at Planet Ice Widnes on Sunday.

It was the Wild women’s first home game in over two months and came off the back of 4 consecutive away defeats that had left the team in an uncomfortable position in the lower half of the Division 2 North league table.

As it turned out, Widnes were on top throughout and outshot their plucky opponents by 60 to 24 over the course of the game, with Stephanie Drinkwater and Ellie Green sharing the Wild netminding duties 50/50.

The first goal came from Preston Gennoe on 3 minutes and this was quickly followed by strikes from Katie Fairclough and Jennifer Hickey to give the Wild Women a 3-0 lead at the first break.

Kingston pulled a goal back on 25 minutes but Widnes restored the 3-goal advantage just 16 seconds later with a second goal of the game from Katie Fairclough.  The lead was then extended to 5-1 with a goal from Phoebe Patient with 90 seconds left to go in the second period.

The third period went the same way as the previous two with Widnes comfortably in charge. A second goal of the night from Gennoe on 47 minutes edged the home side further ahead and then two goals within 20 seconds of each other – a powerplay goal from Laura Marcroft and a hat trick strike from Gennoe – handed the Wild Women an 8-1 lead.

Two more quick-fire goals came within 27 seconds of each other on 53 minutes – a fourth from Gennoe and one for Rachael Pearce – to put the Wild into double figures and Kingston fired in a late strike to round off the scoring for the game. 

The Wild Women’s Most Valuable Player awards for this season have been sponsored by Lucy London - Poet In Residence for the 5th year in a row and consist of goodie bags containing a limited edition MVP teddy bear and a selection of Body Shop products provided by Running Mum Beauty. The awards were presented by match volunteer Colin Ellis and went to Neveah Allsopp for Kingston and Laura Moran for Widnes.

The DMUK Widnes Wild Women are next in action on Sunday 7th January when they take on Whitley Bay at Planet Ice Widnes, 4.25pm face off.