Brighouse Town 4-1 Holwell Sports
Report supplied by Brighouse Town AFC.
Above: Brighouse Town gather to discuss their performance against Holwell Sports. Photo supplied by: @btafcwomen
Brighouse Town Women marched through to the first round proper of the FA Women’s National League Cup with a 4-1 against Holwell Sports who play a division lower in Division One Midlands.
Town manager Rob Mitchell made several changes to the team and also welcomed back both Abi Lee and Ellie White to the squad after several weeks out with injury.
Brighouse started the game well against their lower league opposition and should have gone 1-0 up inside a minute, Monique Watson was thwarted by the keeper Chloe Quinn who was excellent all game.
Chances came and went with Town looking to take the game to Sports without being able to take any real chances. Eventually though, the goal did come mid way through the half, Annabelle Cass scored an excellent header from a corner taken by Impetus sponsored Leah Embley to make it 1-0.
The second half saw Mitchell make five changes and Holwell took advantage of this with a well placed pass in behind being met by an unmarked attacker, who beat keeper Carrie Simpson to make it 1-1.
This seemed to wake Town up who responded almost straight away. Cara Fields took a Sophie John pass with style and fired past the keeper. Ellie White was then brought down with Cass converting the penalty to make it 3-1. Drew Greene then drove passed the defence before cutting back to White who made it four!
A professional performance sees Town through to the next round of the League Cup. Player of the match – Annabelle Cass Match Day Sponsored – Embroidery In House