FOOTBALL - Red and Greens hammered in eight-goal mauling - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Red and Greens hammered in eight-goal mauling

Coventry Editorial 21st Sep, 2022   0

COVENTRY United Women suffered a humiliating 8-0 defeat away at Sheffield United as the home side recorded their biggest ever win in the Barclays Women’s Championship.

The Red and Greens trailed by five goals at the break and conceded a further three times in the second period to suffer a heavy defeat at Bramall Lane.

And the result means Coventry remain rooted to the foot of the Championship table and are yet to register a point after three matches.

The home side took the lead on 10 minutes when former Coventry player Grace Riglar headed home a loose ball despite Red and Greens goalkeeper Eleanor Heeps picking up an injury.

Heeps left the pitch on a stretcher, and has since been given the all clear, to be replaced by Jodie Whiteman who has impressed in the opening weeks of the season.

And Sheffield United eventually doubled their lead on 35 minutes when Rhema Lord-Mears fired home another loose ball from another corner.

The Blades wrapped up the points with three goals in the space of six minutes before half time as Maddy Cusack scored from distance before full-back Charlotte Newsham finished off a neat move.

And Cusack scored the home side’s fifth goal of the half when her in-swinging free-kick found the top corner in first half injury time.

Sheffield grabbed their sixth goal on 56 minutes when teenager Mia Enderby fired home at a corner before Bex Rayner turned home another corner to make it seven on 62 minutes.

And substitute Enderby completed the rout on 73 minutes with an almost identical goal to her earlier strike on a miserable afternoon for the Red and Greens.

Coventry are next in action away at Birmingham City on Sunday, September 25 with kick-off at 2pm at St Andrew’s.

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