Ladies Unlucky in Defeat

Hull City Ladies 2-0 Guiseley AFC Ladies

For the second time in 3 weeks Guiseley Ladies took part in an extremely competitive and entertaining game against Hull City Ladies and were again beaten by 2 late goals.

In both games Guiseley deserved at least a share of the points but as previously Hull converted their chances whereas Guiseley were unable to turn chances into goals.

The game started at a blistering pace with Hull looking to make the most of home advantage and kicking down the slope to utilise the speed of their forward players. Guiseley defended strongly and limited Hull to shots from outside the penalty area which were either off target or well saved by Guiseley goalkeeper Danni Maslin.

As the half progressed the Guiseley centre midfield pairing of Michelle Walsh and Julie Richardson began to dominate which allowed Guiseley to utilise their own wide players and both Nadine Bates and Charlotte Proud repeatedly beat their opponents but were unable to produce a telling cross into the penalty area.

Overall defences continued to dominate in the first half and it was no surprise that half-time arrived with the game scoreless.

Guiseley came out for the second half and immediately took the initiative playing some excellent one-touch football.

Bethan Smith impressed on her first league start of the season and from her excellent cross Tanya Rich headed narrowly over the bar.

Guiseley continued to press and it was a surprise when on 65 minutes a simple ball over the top of the Guiseley defence found Hull City forward Molly Storey in space and she was able to round the goalkeeper and finish into an empty net to give Hull City a 1-0 lead.

Guiseley responded strongly and an excellent run from Tanya Rich was followed by a precise cross but from no more than 2 yards out Michelle Walsh successfully stretched to reach the ball but could only put it over the crossbar.

Guiseley refused to accept defeat and put the Hull defence under extreme pressure without being able to equalise. As Guiseley pushed forward they inevitably left defensive gaps and in the last minute of the game Hull broke away and substitute Melissa Halstead sealed a 2-0 win.

As in the previous fixture between these 2 teams Guiseley were disappointed with the result but there was little between the teams in another game that was a credit to women’s football.

Team: Maslin, Hunt, Fildes (Speer), Walsh, Hobson, Welham, Bates, Richardson, Smith, Rich, Proud.  Unused substitutes: Hulme, Burnham, Landricombe, Boswell

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