Shrewsbury Town LFC 5-0 Atherstone LFC
SUBS: Tania Prior, Chelsea Simpson, Jess Hicks, Beth Cleveley, Jade Jones.
: Bev Highfield, Jasmyn Driver, Charlotte Turner, Kim Winton, Charlotte Sewell, Zain Pervaiz (C), Emma Higgs, Nicola Durnall, Daisy Bradshaw, Danni Smith, Becki Bown. SHREWSBURY TOWN LADIES LINE-UP
Town face local rivals Shrewsbury Juniors at Shrewsbury Sports Village on Sunday 29 November.
“It was a dominant performance by the team.
“We set our stall out from the first whistle to go at them and we did that to great effect.
“We moved the ball around well with a purpose and from that scored some terrific goals.
“It's was by no means a classic game but overall we were very comfortable from start to finish.
“Some of the goals were excellent and I must mention Charl Sewell's goal, what a finish that was!
“Apart from the goals all over the team we were solid, defensively we were superb, across midfield we dominated and upfront we caused no end of problems.
“I think the only negative from the game was the fact we didn't score more goals. All in all though it was a very good job well done." He said:
Town Ladies manager Sean Evans was delighted to get back to winning ways.
The referee blew the full-time whistle and it was very much job done by Town with three important points gained.
Just before the full-time whistle, Bown thought she made it six but again the goal was ruled offside.
Luck was not on Pervaiz's side. Town finished the rout on 80 minutes when Nicola Durnall rolled the ball into an empty net to make it 5-0 to Shrewsbury Town.
Ten minutes later the same incident happened again when Pervaiz had another effort chalked off after a goal-bound effort by Hicks was headed in.
Town thought they had made it five when the impressive Pervaiz rose highest to head the ball into the net only to find the linesman's flag up for offside.
Shrewsbury continued where they left off in the second half in dominant mood but never really threatened the goal enough.
Evans used the roll-on-roll-off substitute rule to good effect giving players minutes when the game was seemingly won.
It was proving to be a very cold afternoon with temperatures plummeting as the game wore on.
Half-time came with Highfield being replaced by Cleveley in the Town goal.
Just before half-time the goal of the game was scored by the impressive Sewell who rifled a shot into the top corner from all of 25 yards.
The Shrews continued to keep the ball and frustrate their opponents who couldn't get near them. Goalkeeper Highfield was a mere spectator.
Shortly after it was three and game over with an excellent finish and a deserved goal for Daisy Bradshaw who hit it low past the advancing keeper.
After a mix-up in the visitors’ backline, Town doubled their lead when Becki Bown beat the offside trap and slotted home past the keeper to make it 2-0.
The energetic Daisy Bradshaw was proving a constant threat down the left side, not giving the right back of Atherstone a moment’s rest.
It was a dream start for the home side, and Town continued to press and were not settling for just the one goal, with Zain Pervaiz linking up well with Higgs in the centre of the park to good effect.
A fantastic ball was swung in by Charlotte Sewell and there was Jasmyn Driver to rise above the defenders to head home her first goal in a Shrewsbury Town shirt after signing in the summer.
The shrews started in dominant fashion, taking the game to their opponents and from one of those attacks the opening goal came after three minutes from a corner.
Shrewsbury Town ladies got back to winning ways with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Atherstone in the West Midlands league north on Sunday.