On Sunday, September 2 2018, TNS Ladies hosted Nottingham Forest Ladies at Foxen Manor, the home of Four Crosses FC.
Unfortunately for Lawrence Wilson it wasn’t the result that he and everyone else wanted, as the Saints found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline in the FA Women’s National League Cup.
Starting with a 4-3-3 formation, the visitors found themselves 1-0 up in the 13th minute. A long diagonal ball from the centre back was played in from the wing as the striker, Katie Middleton, tapped home.
Nineteen minutes later another similar ball out wide resulted in the second goal. Although the initial shot was saved, the rebound was bundled over the line as Forest established a comfortable lead going into the break.
It was game, set and match in the 64th minute, when The New Saints lost possession on the edge of the box, resulting in a hat-trick for Katie Middleton.
Great performance by the girls today shame about the result.
We would like to wish @ForestLadies good luck for the rest of the season and in the next round of the league cup.
— TNSLFC (@TNSLFC) September 2, 2018
We chatted with Lawrence Wilson, following the game, as he shared his own thoughts: “It was a great game of football and we knew we would be in for a tough one against Forest. The Ladies played really well. We had a game plan and we stuck to it, it was just a shame about the result. We are now looking forward to West Brom this coming Sunday.”
TNS Ladies’ starting line-up: Garnham, Taylor, Parkes, Anderson, James, Lewis, Davies, Morris, Bebbington, Bragan, Ridge.
Lead image credit: Nottingham Forest Ladies FC.
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