Lowick ladies 5-1 Redcar Ladies


With rivals Tynedale playing in the Womens FA Cup this victory saw Lowick open up a four point lead at the top of the NERWFL Northern division.

The match followed a similar pattern to the away fixture last week with the visitors having the best of the early play and Laura Powell in the home goal having to be alert to stop the opposition forwards.

After 15 minutes Lowick began to settle and although no clear cut scoring opportunities were created they did have the balance of the play.

The pattern of the match was Lowick dominating in midfield with Kirstie Tang, Jenna Kerr and Jenny Patterson all impressing but Redcar defended doggedly and apart from long range efforts from Becky Robinson and Michelle Stewart chances were few and far between.

With five minutes to go before half-time the breakthrough came when a pass from Steph Hay released Stewart to beat the off-side trap and fore home.

There then followed a passage of play which was quite unbelievable when Lowick scored a further three goals in the space of five minutes.

The first saw a Robinson cross deftly flicked into the net by Georgia Thompson, followed in quick succession by two goals from Stewart after good approach play from Kerr and Tang.

Redcar recovered in the second half and scored a consolation with a long range effort. But Lowick had the best of the closing moments . Georgia Thompson shot which hit the cross bar before Stewart scored her 19th of the season with a 20 yard strike.