Tranmere Rovers Women picked up all 3 points in their North West Regional Premier League opener on Sunday at home to West Didsbury & Chorlton
In their first league outing since December 2020 Rovers had some defending to do early on as a constant barrage of corners from the away side were defended well.
It was Tranmere that took the lead through Heather Ryan following good play out wide from Anya McCready; McCready making her first competitive start for Tranmere since her promotion from the youth side.
Ryan doubled hers and Tranmere’s goal tally a few minutes later this time latching onto Lauren Pennington’s cross.
Olivia Hulmston got her rewards for her constant hard work and put Rovers into a 3-0 lead. Similar to Ryan, Hulmston grabbed a second of her own in the first half, this time scoring from range above the stranded West Didsbury keeper.
Rovers were comfortable and in control going into halftime with a 4-0 lead.
The second half didn’t match the first’s tempo with neither side showing much consistency with a number of breaks in play.
However, Rovers pushed on to get a fifth with Hollie Evans from range this time putting Tranmere in an even more comfortable position.
The away side didn’t give up though, as both sides made a number of changes late on West got a goal of their own and doubled their tally almost immediately.
The referee brought the game to an end as five star and five goal Rovers got off to a winning start.
Olivia Hulmston 2, Heather Ryan 2, Hollie Evans