Vixens Maintain Pressure on Leaders

On Sunday Guiseley AFC Vixens beat Norton & Stockton 5-1 to maintain the pressure on league leaders Liverpool Feds.

The strong wind made attractive football difficult for both sides and Norton & Stockton took the lead following a defensive lapse.

Guiseley struggled to impose themselves on this game but with the last kick of the first half Shelley James shot powerfully from 25 yards and the Norton & Stockton goalkeeper was unable to prevent the equalising goal.

At half time there was general agreement that Guiseley could perform much better and the team came out for the second half determined to gain the required 3 points.

After 55 minutes Caroline Hulme received the ball in the heart of the Norton & Stockton penalty area and calmly scored to give Guiseley the advantage.

A series of questionable decisions clearly frustrated the players of both sides and resulted in a flurry of yellow cards being issued, one of which being a second yellow card which reduced Norton & Stockton to 10 players.

Finally Guiseley began to retain possession and make their numerical advantage count and on her full debut Bianca Ross scored a second half hat-trick to give Guiseley what was ultimately a comfortable 5-1 victory.

This was another 3 points gained and Guiseley now have a blank Sunday before visiting league leaders Liverpool Feds on 12th April in what will clearly be a pivotal game for the league title.

Team: D Maslin, L Hunt, L Stringer (N Bates), C Blythe, K Welham, N Hamilton (K Zserdicky), S James, E White, (J White), B Ross, T Rich, C Hulme. Unused substitute B Kendell


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