Rugby Borough Women made the journey over to Darlaston Town Ladies in the first round of the Birmingham Women’s County Cup. We knew this was going to be a really tough game having already played the runaway league leaders in a league game and losing 6-0.
Squad; Beth, Megan E, Lucy, Em, Lorna, Anna, Nat, Maisie, Meg P, Meg B, Sarah, Chloe, Cammie, Leanne, katie, Charlotte.
Our first ever County Cup game for Rugby Borough Women kicked off and the first half of the game was all Darlaston with a few chances but for some cracking tackles from Em to prevent them from scoring.
Beth in goal was also outstanding making some great 1 on 1 saves and winning all of them in the first half. Rugby were very tight and were fairly comfortable with a few chances of their own but always ruled offside.
Darlaston were awarded a corner within the last couple of minutes of the first half and scored a lucky goal from it. 1-0 to the home team.
Darlaston Town Ladies 1 – 0 Rugby Borough
Darlaston started the second half really well with quick passing moves which spilt the Rugby midfield up and led to a few mistakes causing two very quick goals. 3-0 to Darlaston Town
Rugby’s defence were trying their hardest to contain the Darlaston attack and put in challenges when they could, but a few questionable tackles from Darlaston left the defence dented.
A lack of awareness from Rugby led to the 4th and 5th goals for Darlaston with a couple of through balls that opened up the defence making it 5-0. Rugby tired and heads dropped, we then had a free kick awarded which Nat took and it just drifted wide of the post.
Darlaston were then awarded a very soft penalty which was put high and wide of the post by the opposition striker. In the last 10 minutes Rugby tired further and knew they were beaten, a few injuries had also taken their toll which lead to 2 further scrappy goals but well taken from Darlaston.
We having nothing to be upset about, we were beaten by a team who play at a much higher level than ourselves and it’s where we aspire to be. We go back to training on Tuesday evening and work hard again.
Darlaston Town Ladies 7-0 Rugby Borough Women