More exciting sports news from around Lincolnshire…
Lincoln City Women deservedly took three points with a 3-0 victory over Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies at Ashby Avenue.
The Imps made two changes from the team which last week’s 3-2 defeat at Leicester United.
Captain Chloe Brock-Taylor returned from injury and started alongside Tia Johnson in place of Ryley Johnson and Emily Atkinson.
The first half was plagued with injuries for the visitors, with three lengthy breaks and two enforced substitutions.
The disruptions didn’t halt the strong play from the Imps though and the BWM goalkeeper was tested regularly.
Both teams fought hard to break the stalemate early in the game, but Lincoln appeared to be in control of play, keeping possession in their attacking half.
In the 32nd minute, Abbie Murrell enticed the opposition keeper out of her goal, went around her and found the back of the net.
The team continued to pile on the pressure but the score remained 1-0 at half-time.
The visitors played with more conviction in the second half. However, it wasn’t enough to take control of the game.
In the 82nd minute, a cross from a free-kick found Amy Blinkhorn in the box and she headed it home.
In the final minutes of the game, BWM conceded an own goal following a Lincoln corner as the game ended 3-0.
Manager Richard Cooper, said: “I think the physicality of our game, the tenacity and intensity is there and I think that some of the teams we’re coming up against are struggling with that.
“We’ve got some powerful players. Training is going well, we’re working hard and we’re physically much stronger than we were last season. I think that shows in our performances.”
Lincoln City Women are back in action at Ashby Avenue on Sunday when West Bromwich Albion visit for a FAWNL tie.