18th Oct, 2017

Back-to-back wins for new-look Coventry United Ladies

Steve Carpenter 26th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY United Ladies made it two wins out of two in the Women’s Premier League Southern Division thanks to a 3-0 victory at home to Queens Park Rangers.

Confidence was high in the Coventry camp after they kicked off their campaign with a routine 5-0 home win against West Ham last week and that showed at the Bedworth Oval on Sunday.

Manager Michael Foy named a strong line-up and the hosts almost went ahead when skipper Natasha Lynch headed wide on close range early on, while at the other end Jean Sseninde fired her volley narrowly wide.

The opening goal came on 15 minutes when Dani Selmes was fouled inside the area and Maz Gauntlett made not mistake from the spot to fire the hosts ahead.

Moments later Amber Hughes struck the post and QPR goalkeeper Joanna Ayre did well to deny Hughes before on 26 minutes a second goal came courtesy of Selmes.

Striker Gauntlett had the vision to pick out Selmes direct from a corner and the Coventry player was able to head the ball with real quality past Ayre.

The hosts eventually took control of the game after a fairly dull opening to the second half although it was the visitors who had the first real chance on 64 minutes.

Jo Wilson latched onto a loose ball but her low effort was saved brilliantly by Sue Wood who responded to the one-on-one situation expertly.

Coventry turned up the heat again soon after and with 19 minutes remaining the hosts scored a third and final goal.

A neat move saw Gauntlett release Annabel Johnson who finished sublimely into the far corner off the woodwork.

“It was a great result,” said Coventry’s player of the match Jade Brook. We played some good football and we controlled the game.

“The three goals were very well taken and if we continue creating we should score plenty more.

“Overall, it was a solid team performance and we need to take this into next week’s game and get another result.”

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