North Women’s League Week 2 Round-up

Stockport 13 – 4 Mellor

Stockport started well and took an early lead despite a couple of inaccurate shots and good saves from the Mellor keeper.

Possession in the first half was quite even with Mellor’s young players doing a great job of running the ball from defence into attack a number of times but the Stockport defence didn’t let them get into a shooting position very often and when they did, Stockport keeper Emma Mooney was on great form and denied most attempts. The half time score was 6-2 to Stockport

Throughout the second half, the game became scrappier, not helped by the deteriorating weather.

Stockport continued to win and hold possession and utilise attacking opportunities well with Olivia Higson finishing Stockport’s top scorer with six goals.

MVPs were Millie Johnson who was solid in defence and new player, Maisie Leonard who was an excellent addition with great movement in midfield and prowess in attack, the match finishing 13-4 Stockport.

Timperley 18 – 4 Heaton Mersey  

Timperley were the stronger team from the outset in this encounter, well organised and experienced. 

Heaton Mersey were unfortunately short on numbers and therefore several of the Juniors received their Mersey Ladies debuts.

Mersey showed some good defensive work and once out of the defence had some good transitions in midfield.

However, on the day Timperley’s experience, strength and skill shone through winning 18-4. 

Heaton Mersey’s top goal scorer was Fi Graham and their MVP was Grace Woosey.

Oxton 25 – 1 Norbury

Oxton played Norbury this weekend and agreed to play 10 aside so Norbury could have substitutes.

Oxton put out a very young side, as did Norbury, which was great to see for the game, developing young talent.

The Wirral side gave senior team debuts to youngsters Erin Lewis and Ella Dimbylow, who were both fantastic throughout.

Norbury central midfielder Amy was excellent, feisty and hardworking throughout.

Oxton did dominate but played with maturity and respect and Norbury fought hard until the very end, with Oxton running out 25-1 winners.

It was lovely to welcome Norbury to Oxton for the first time and hope it continues for many years to come. 

 Brooklands 13 – 2 Leeds

Brooklands put the Leeds defence through their paces particularly in the first half of the match, taking the early lead.

Leeds fought hard with no substitutes and held their own after settling into the game, with Milly Pratt and Toria Jackson scoring a goal each.

Newcomer Sarah Haslop won MVP due to her great performance in her first ever lacrosse match, the score ending 13-2 Brooklands.