Sunday the 12th of November saw Farsley Celtic Women take on Wortley in a rescheduled League Cup second round clash at The Citadel.
Having played each other multiple times last season, there was a certain familiarity between the two sides and the first half seemed to support that theory.
Head Coach Matt Jackson was able to hand a debut to new signing Ellie Edwards at full back and the team started as they intended to go on attacking with menace but unfortunately finding themselves regularly on the wrong side of the offside flag.
Georgia Bull, starting up front, was a bundle of energy, chasing through balls and putting pressure on the defence for the whole game in what was her best display of the season so far while the pace of Olivia Wheatley and Shirley Murphy caused issues at the back for Wortley.
Ultimately Wortley had their goalkeeper to thank for going into half time at 0-0 with a number of brilliant reactions saves and a couple of chances that were cleared off the goal line.
Despite the score line there was plenty to be pleased with from the first half display and it simply needed more of the same standards to see us through to the next round.
We didn’t have to wait long as soon after kick off a defence splitting pass was collected by Georgia Bull who calmly tucked it away for no less than her performance thus far had deserved and this was soon followed by a second well taken goal.
Neve Makin made it three with her first goal for the club after being unselfishly set up by Bull who finished the day with two goals, an assist, and the House of Wine player of the match award.
Two late goals from Shirley Murphy wrapped up the victory and continued her fine run of scoring form and it was a well deserved 5-0 victory in difficult conditions in Farsley.
In the next round, the Celts will be hosting Division 4’s Goole on December 3rd while we are next in action on the 19th of November at The Citadel as we welcome Republica Internationale and aim to avenge our dropped points from September’s reverse fixture.